World Test Championships 2019-21: Top 6 run-getters
As New Zealand won the final of the 2019-21 World test Championships, we have come across some excellent batting performances during these last couple of years with some great knocks by Smith, Stokes, Labuschagne, Rohit & Williamson to name a few. Let us have a look at the top 6 performers in the current event and World Test Championships 2019-21: Top 6 run-getters.
Marnus Labuschagne M: 13 Runs: 1675 Avg 72.82 100s: 5
Marnus never looked back since he scored 59 at Lords playing as the first-ever concussed substitute at the Lords Ashes test in 2019 replacing Steve Smith. He continued his prolific run of scores in Test cricket in that Ashes and all the subsequent test series against Pakistan, New Zealand and India and rattled up 5 centuries in the process.
Joe Root M: 20 Runs: 1660 Avg 47.42 100s : 3
Joe Root’s much-awaited big scores continued to elude him though he looked in decent nick for much of the WTC event. He had his struggles in the Ashes but had a prolific run of scores as his team travelled to the subcontinent and finally put together some big knocks.
Steve Smith M: 13 Runs: 1341 Avg 63.85 100s: 4
Smith had an outstanding Ashes with 774 runs in 5 tests and continued to score runs in all subsequent series though he was overshadowed by Labuschagne in all the subsequent home series.
Ben Stokes M: 17 Runs: 1334 Avg: 46 100s: 4
His match-winning knock of 135 at Headingley will easily remain the best knock played in this WTC. He was outstanding in the Ashes and continued to put decent performances in subsequent tests though had an ordinary series against India.
A Rahane M: 18 Runs: 1159 Avg: 42.92 100s : 3
Rahane contributed well with the bat for much of the WTC event and scored an outstanding 100 at MCG which changed the momentum of the famous India v Australia 2020/21 series. However, he had a poor series vs England .In the final he looked good in both innings but could not get the big score to put India ahead.
Rohit Sharma M: 12 Runs: 1094 Avg: 60.77 100cs: 4
Rohit Sharma never looked back since he started to open for India in tests from 2019. Had a great home series vs South Africa. Did ok in Australia and was good against England on the 2021 series averaging a very impressive 64. However in the final he looked good in both innings but flattered to deceive.
Strangely no one from the World test champions New Zealand in the top 6 rungetters . However after his aggregate of 101 runs in the final , Kane Williamson jumped to 7th spot with 1019 runs in 11 tests at an outstanding 63.6 average .