World Test Championships 2019-21: Top 6 run-getters
As we approach the last match 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 to name a few. World Test Championships 2019-21: Top 6 run-getters. Let us have a look at the top 6 performers in the current event.
Marnus Labuschagne: Tests: 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 : Tests: 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: Tests : 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 : Tests: 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: Tests : 17 Runs: 1095 Avg: 43.80 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 and needs to get back amongst the runs.
Rohit Sharma: Tests : 11 Runs: 1030 Avg: 64.37 100s: 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.