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ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023 : Most Test Run Scorer

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

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As the 2nd ICC World Test championship start last August 2021 . Top 5 leading run-scorers who top the current World Test Championship period.

The ICC World Test Championship is a league competition for Test Cricket which intended to be the premier championship for Test Cricket.

The second World Test championship started with Pataudi Trophy Series last August 2021.

Here are the TOP 5 leading run-scorers so far on ICC World Test championship (2021-2023)

Joe Root

A batsman English cricketer , Who plays for England Test and ODI teams and formerly Captained the Test team of England.

Joe Root placed at the top of the list after such a stellar run.

After 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.

Root’s WTC23 run began on home soil in 2021, making three centuries in the first four Test matches against India.

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.

Joe Root went on to make runs abroad.

His troubles of converting against Australia were well documented, though the right-hander ticked things over with three fifties among a number of starts.

Back-to-back centuries against the West Indies showed Root’s class shows on slower surfaces as he made a Back-to-back centuries against the West Indies

On his return home without the captaincy, his class with bat in hand only shone brighter.

Root passed 10,000 Test runs with a Player of the Match 115* at Lord’s against New Zealand, backing up the fourth innings effort with another century, compiling 176 at Trent Bridge in yet another victory.

Root’s 142* against a returning India proved class was permanent, and barring a serious dip in form, the English legend should pass 2000 runs for the cycle.

Jonny Bairstow

Few can lay claim to having a more prolific 2022 in batting than Jonny Bairstow.

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.

Bairstow couldn’t get going against New Zealand, though the run in the ‘BazBall’ era shows just how good the occasional gloveman can be with the bat.

The right-hander averages 196 in his last five knocks, with the only score under three figures being an unbeaten 71* that completed an emphatic English chase at Headingley.

Babar Azam

the world No.1 batter in the two white-ball formats and seemingly, Babar Azam made a  near-perfect blend of mental grit and technical class as he made a  regular consistency of scores.

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.

Walking out at 21/2 just after lunch on day four, Babar looked a class above. Taking just 83 balls to reach fifty, Babar brought up three figures with a measured sweep over the head of short fine-leg.

He fell short of surviving the barrage himself, though finished with the seventh-highest individual score in the fourth innings of a Test match, and ultimately did more than enough to prevent an Australian victory.

Babar went on to make a century in Pakistan's first Test in Sri Lanka, and will lead the charge in Pakistan's push for a World Test Championship Final ticket.

Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja’s form has pushed the team’s case for a World Test Championship Final berth of their own.

Khawaja hasn’t looked back as he score a back-to-back centuries in his home city of Sydney, selectors had no choice but to pick the left-hander to open in Pakistan in place of Marcus Harris.

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.

Making 160 and 44 in Karachi, Khawaja was just as strong in Lahore, making 91 and 104 to ensure vital World Test Championship points.

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.

Litton Das

Litton Das work of wicket-keeper/batter has been one of the few positives of what’s been a forgettable World Test Championship campaign for Bangladesh.

Outside of Mushfiqur Rahim's work and the occasional contribution of Shakib Al Hasan, Litton has almost gone solo for his country. Over 300 runs clear of Mushfiqur, and scoring three of Bangladesh's seven centuries in the cycle,Litton Das enjoys an MRF Tyres ICC Test batting ranking of 13th, easily the best among his compatriots.

Das began 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. He added 59 in the second innings to help the Tigers post a tricky target of 202, only for Pakistan's top order to respond emphatically in an eight-wicket triumph.

The right-hander's versatility was on show when Bangladesh travelled to New Zealand, making scores of 86 and 102 across the two Test matches.

Das' form dipped in South Africa, though his 88 in the Chattogram Test against Sri Lanka handed his side a first innings lead, and ultimately four WTC points as they secured a draw.

If Bangladesh are to finish the cycle on a high note, Litton Das will likely be front and centre of the action.

As the ICC World Test Championship continues , Would they still remains on top?

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