The second edition of the World Test Championship (2021-23) kick-started last month with England taking on India in the five-Test series. With only two-Test series being played so far in the 2021-23 cycle of WTC, it has already been host to many eye-catching performances with both bat as well as with the ball. While Team India has won two matches so far in the WTC, England has managed to win only one match. The series between West Indies and Pakistan ended in a draw as both the teams recorded one win each.
The Test series between England and India has been a host to some breathtaking batting performances and there’s no doubt that top five run-scorer so far in the ICC World Test Championship has been from the two cricketing heavyweights.
The English skipper Joe Root has been in tremendous form this summer and there’s no brainier that he’s leading the charts for the most runs in the WTC 2021-23. The right-handed batsman so far has amassed 564 runs in 4 matches at a staggering average of 94 to go with 3 hundred and one half-centuries.
The second name of the list is of Indian opener Rohit Sharma who in four innings has 368 runs to go with one century and two half-centuries at an average of 52.57. His partner in crime KL Rahul stands third on the list with 315 runs to his name. The swashbuckling opening batsman has amassed runs at an average of 39.37 and has notched one century and one half-century.
The fourth and fifth spots are occupied by Cheteshwar Pujara and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. While India’s no.3 has amassed 227 runs at an average of 32.42, Virat Kohli has 218 runs at an average of 31.14 for far.
Here’s the list of leading run-scorer in WTC as of 7th September:
The second edition of the World Test Championship has seen some games where bowlers have dominated and took their respective teams to the top. While there were some fiery spells that, on the other hand, there has been an exhibition of silent but match-winning bowling performances.
England’s Ollie Robinson has been a prophecy with the ball, the right-arm pacer is leading the charts with 21 wickets to his name. Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi was a class apart with the ball in the series against West Indies and took 18 wickets in just 2 matches. The left-arm pacer is the second-highest wicket-taker in the World Test Championship so far.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah stands third on the list of highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets to his name and is followed by English pace spearhead James Anderson who has 15 wickets in 4 matches so far. The fifth spot is occupied by India’s new sensation Mohammed Siraj who has taken 14 wickets so far in the World Test Championship.
Here’s the list of the leading wicket-taker in WTC as of 7th September: