The 50-over in cricket and the T20 International format have a world cup tournament. The ICC event in the shortest format is known as World T20. But Test cricket which is the longest format and the most ancient format in cricket didn’t have a tournament like a world cup to its name.
It looked like the test cricket will extent because of the rise to the shortest format and the more- ever-existing franchise league cricket. Many viewers started to turn away from the longest version of the game.
The viewers felt that Test Cricket is very slow and long. They said that it is very boring to watch test cricket that took over five days.
To save the longest and the traditional format of the gentlemen’s, the World Cup of Test cricket was introduced by the International Cricket Council. Now the test matches are being played with the name of ICC Test Championship.
Now this competition in the longest format has two finalists. India and New Zealand will play the WTC Final on 18th June 2021. In today’s article, we will let our fans know about the top five batsmen who have scored the most runs in the ICC World Test Championship from 2019 to 2021.
Marnus Labuschagne – 1675 runs – He was the find for Australia at the time when they needed him the most. Marnus Labuschagne came as a replacement to Steve Smith after a ferocious bouncer hit Smith by Jofra Archer in Ashes 2019. Australia desperately needed someone because Steve couldn’t take the field, and at that time, Marnus Labuschagne made his Test debut for Australia.
This young batsman from Australia impressed everyone and booked his place on the test side. Marnas Labuschen tops this list.
He has scored 1675 runs in just 23 innings of the World Test Championship with an average of 72.82. He has scored five centuries and nine fifties to his name. His highest score was 215 runs in the WTC tournament.
Joe Root – 1660 runs – Joe Root is the first and only captain to feature in this list. The Skipper of England, Joe Root, is second on this list. Root has scored 1660 runs in the test tournament. Root has also smashed two double centuries, three centuries, and eight fifties in the WTC tournament from 2019 to 2021.
Steve Smith – 1341 runs – Steve Smith is one of the greatest Australian batsmen in the world. He has dominated every format of cricket. Smith was one of the high points of the Australian Cricket Era.
He has made many records in cricket, which also includes that he is second-fastest to score 25 Test centuries.
He is the third batter to feature in the list. Smith has scored 1341 runs in this Test event with an average of 63.85. Smith made a brilliant comeback after a one-year ban. He has also scored four centuries and seven fifties in ICC World Test Championship.
Ben Stokes – 1334 runs – Star all-rounder from England, Ben Stokes is the best all-rounder in the world of cricket currently. He single-handedly helped England win their first world cup, and he was also instrumental in winning the most important match during the Ashes series against Australia.
Stokes also helped England win the test series on South African soil, and these amazing efforts make Stokes a better all-rounder across the formats. In the ICC World Test Championship, Stokes has scored 1334 runs at an average of 46, and he has also scored four centuries and seven fifties to his name.
Ajinkya Rahane – 1095 runs – Rahane is India’s Test Match specialist is India’s vice-captain of the test team. But his batting heroics are mainly overshadowed due to the brilliance of Virat Kohli. Still, he is a vital member of that Indian test Team, and he holds the key for that WTC Final.
Ajinkya Rahane has scored 1095 runs in the ICC World Test Championship so far. He has one more match to go to in this ICC test event. Rahane has scored those runs at an average of 43.80.
He has also scored three centuries and six fifties. Rahane is the only Indian to feature in this list, and he was the captain when India won their second series on the Australian tour this year.