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World Test Championship (2021-23): Most Test Runs so Far



World Test Championship (2021-23) Most Test Runs so Far

World Test Championship (2021-23): We take a look at the top five leading run scorers during the current WTC period.

Litton Das (883 runs):

The Bangladeshi batsman Litton Das has been one of the few positives of what’s been a forgettable WTC campaign for Bangladesh. Litton Das the campaign with a home century against Pakistan, coming in at 49/4 to rescue his team with a mature 114 in a first innings total of 330.

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However, Das added 59 in the second innings to help the Tigers post a tricky target of 2022, only for Pakistan’s top order.

Usman Khawaja (888 runs):

Khawaja repaid the faith by making 97 in Rawalpindi in Australia’s much-awaited Test return to the country, and was a thorn in the side of his opponents in a famous series victory.

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In the wilderness twelve months ago, Khawaja is close to being the first name on the team list when Australia’s home Test summer begins later this year.

Babar Azam (953 runs):

A near-perfect blend of mental grit and technical class, Babar is Pakistan’s batting heartbeat, with a regular consistency of scores.

Nine scores greater than 50 in 16 innings, no score in single figures, and prolific everywhere he’s gone, Babar’s best knock arguably came when his team needed him the most.

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Making 196 in the fourth innings against Australia, Babar’s achievements are made more remarkable by the difficulties faced deep into day five in Karachi.

Flattened by a colossal first innings total and a meagre 148 in response. Australia piled on the pressure through a swift second innings charge.

Set 506 for an unlikely victory, Pakistan would have to endure the second-longest fourth innings stay of all time to rescue a draw.

Jonny Bairstow (1218 runs):

Making half a dozen centuries in the 2021-2023 World Test Championship. It means that he and Root account for 14 of England’s 17 Test centuries in the cycle. Astonishingly, all six Bairstow tons have come in 2022, with four made in his last five innings.

Coming in at 36/4 in the New Year’s Test against Australia in Sydney, Bairstow countered, reaching three figures in just 138 deliveries. Bairstow went on to emulate the success in the Caribbean, making 140 in the first West Indies Test in North Sound.

Joe Root (1744 runs):

Making eight centuries in the cycle thus far and averaging a tick under 65. Few players in the modern era rival Root’s quality, and his career numbers suggest his exploits can only be compared to legends in the books of Test cricket history.

Joe Root’s 180* at Lord’s proved the No.4 can stand among the game’s greats. Coming in at 23/2 following the early wickets of Dom Sibley and Haseeb Hameed, Root traversed a tricky end to day two, and batted throughout the entirety of day three as his partners fell at the other end.


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