With 1172 runs from 14 tests, AJ Strauss became the only captain in 2009 to aggregate 1000 plus runs. His feat provides the 20th occasion of a captain compiling 1000 runs in a calendar year in the annals of test cricket.
AJ Strauss became the third England captain after GA Gooch and MA Atherton to total 1000 runs in a calendar year, while his feat of 1172 runs in 2009 provide the fifth occasion. GA Gooch and MA Atherton aggregated 1000 runs in two separate calendar years.
Don Bradman was the captain to aggregate 1000 runs in calendar year. He achieved the feat in 1948 with 1025 runs to his credit in eight tests. His eight tests remains as the record for least number of tests in which a batsman completed 1000 runs.
RT Ponting oF Australia remains the only captain to aggregate 1500 runs in a calendar year. His aggregate of 1544 runs in 2005 from 15 tests remains a record for most runs in calendar year by a captain in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists out the twenty occasions.