England, under their new management has managed to turn things around and the results are showing for them. Although, one cannot the deny the role of luck in their turn around so far, their approach has been entertaining to say the least. Lets take a look at the batsmen with most hundreds in this year.
England had hit rock bottom with respect to the tests after losing the Ashes 4-nil down under, they also lost the series to West Indies in a rather embarassing manner. England decided revamp their test match approach, as Joe Root stepped down from the captaincy and they appointed the talismanic all rounder from Durham, Ben Stokes, as the captain to go with Brendon McCullum as their head coach of the test team.
Their first assignment under new management turned into a box-office of a series as they demolished New Zealand 3-0 which was not expected to say the least. New Zealand whitewashed the same England team in the early 2021 just before the final of WTC. England took an aggressive approach that helped them defy the odds in that series. Jonny Bairstow was the key man in that series who smashed 2 centuries and ended up as the 2nd highest run getter for England.
He carried that form into the last test match against India and scored a scintillating hundred that included a lot of plays and misses With that hundred, he has taken his hundreds tally to 5 in this year in tests and also it makes him the batsman with most hundreds in this year, so far.
The former England captain Joe Root and the Australian opener Usman Khawaja are 2nd in the list with four hundreds.
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Usman Khawaja has 2 more tests against Sri Lanka to overtake Jonny Bairstow’s tally of five hundreds in this year. And as a matter of fact, Jonny Bairstow can take his tally to 6 hundreds if he can get to the three digit score in the 2nd innings against India.
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