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| On Nov 24, 2021 2:01 PM IST

Most Runs in World Test Championship 2021: How India, New Zealand batsmen have fared?


Most Runs in World Test Championship 2021: The World Test Championship is seen as a much needed change in cricket’s longest format. The purpose of its launch by the ICC was to make Test cricket an interesting format and it has surely been successful. There has been a no. of excellent performances in the WTC Cycle over these two years. Starting from the 2019 Ashes, there have been many high-quality performances with the bat. Let’s have a look at the highest run-scorers in WTC 2021.

Most Runs in World Test Championship 2021

  1. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia): 1675 runs
  2. Joe Root (England): 1660 runs
  3. Steve Smith (Australia): 1341 runs
  4. Ben Stokes (England): 1334 runs
  5. Ajinkya Rahane (India): 1095 runs
  6. Rohit Sharma (India): 1030 runs
  7. Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka): 999 runs
  8. Jos Buttler (England): 963 runs
  9. David Warner (Australia): 948 runs
  10. Babar Azam (Pakistan): 932 runs

Indian batsmen at WTC 2021

Rohit Sharma- Runs 1030, Avg. 64
Shubman Gill- Runs 378, Avg. 34
Mayank Agarwal- Runs 857, Avg. 43
Cheteshwar Pujara- Runs 818, Avg. 29
Virat Kohli- Runs 877, Avg. 44
Ajinkya Rahane- Runs 1095, Avg. 44
Rishabh Pant- Runs 662, Avg. 41
Ravindra Jadeja- Runs 469, Avg. 58
Hanuma Vihari- Runs 457, Avg. 38

This is a surprise that Virat Kohli isn’t in the top 10 highest run-scorers list. But this WTC Cycle hasn’t been the best for India captain. He is 11th in the overall list. Ajinkya Rahane leads India’s tally and is in the 5th position overall. Rohit Sharma has also been impressive since being promoted as an opener.

Most Wickets in World Test Championship 2021

New Zealand batsmen at WTC 2021

Tom Latham- Runs 680, Avg. 40
Kane Williamson- Runs 817, Avg. 58
Ross Taylor- Runs 469, Avg. 31
Henry Nicholls- Runs 585, Avg. 42
BJ Watling- Runs 417, Avg. 30

Skipper Kane Williamson leads NZ’s tally with a double century to his name too. He is 16th in the overall list. Ross Taylor hasn’t been at his best of late but Nicholls and Latham have played fairly crucial knocks. NZ’s latest sensation Devon Conway didn’t play a game in this cycle.


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Monojit Das

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