The current cycle of the ICC World Test Championship has witnessed some remarkable batting performances, from proper Test innings to aggressive ODI-style batting. We have seen everything in the WTC 2021-2023. In this article, we will take a closer look at the top 5 players with the most runs in the ongoing World Test Championship.
Joe Root – England
Joe Root, the backbone of the England batting lineup, stands at the top of the run-scoring charts in the World Test Championship 2021-2023. With a staggering total of 1915 runs in 22 matches, including 8 centuries and 6 half-centuries, Root has been leading from the front. His highest score of 180 not out in the WTC 2021-2023, came against India at Lord’s.
Usman Khawaja – Australia
The Australian sensation, Usman Khawaja showcased exceptional form throughout the tournament. Accumulating 1608 runs at an impressive average of 69.91, Khawaja’s batting performance proved vital as Australia is in the WTC 2021-2023 finals. With 6 centuries and 7 half-centuries to his name, his highest score of an unbeaten 195 in the third Test against South Africa highlighted his ability to dominate the opposition and play big innings.
Babar Azam – Pakistan
Babar Azam, the Pakistani batting maestro, demonstrated his mastery in Test cricket by amassing 1527 runs at an average of 61.08. With 4 centuries and 10 half-centuries, Azam’s elegant stroke play and impeccable technique mesmerized fans worldwide. His highest score of 196 against the mighty Australia in Karachi displayed his ability to flourish under pressure situations.
Marnus Labuschagne – Australia
Marnus Labuschagne’s impact in the World Test Championship has been immense for the Australian team. Scoring 1509 runs at an average of 53.89, Labuschagne’s gritty performances have played a significant role in taking Australia to the final of the WTC 2021-2023. With 5 centuries and 5 half-centuries, including a high score of 204 against the West Indies, he showcased his hunger for big scores.
Jonny Bairstow – England
Jonny Bairstow, England’s middle-order pillar, secured his place among the top 5 run scorers in WTC 2021-2023. England’s change in approach resulted in a change of fortunes for Bairstow, scoring 1285 runs at an average of 51.40, including 6 hundred and 2 fifties. His ability to play crucial innings in pressure situations was evident throughout the WTC 2021-2023 cycle.
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