Leading Run Scorer for India & New Zealand
The ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 is about to end with its final match between India and New Zealand. There have been many magical innings and spells by the brilliant bowlers and batters from all the nine-playing teams. Also, read our blog about the highest run-scorers in the WTC 2019-21.
The Indian Test team is all set to play the final of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21. The Virat-led team has been dominant in the league stage of the championship and ended up at the first rank of the points table of the WTC. The team impressed one and all and received much praise from all around the cricket fraternity.
Top 5 Highest Run Scorers for India in WTC
1: Ajinkya Rahane (1095 runs)
Ajinkya Rahane will omit India’s following two Tests in opposition to England after breaking his finger. India’s batting expert, Ajinkya Rahane, is one of the two Indian batsmen to score more than one thousand runs in the prestigious World Test Championship. Rahane is the highest run-scorer for India in the World Test Championship with 1095 runs. So a long way, Ajinkya has scored 3 centuries and 6 half-centuries for India in 17 matches.
2: Rohit Sharma (1030 runs)
Indian opener and “hitman” Rohit Sharma turned out to be a savior for the Indian cricket team in the World Test Championship. He played an important part in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. So far, in the World Test Championship 2019-21, the hitman has scored 1030 runs within the 11 appearances he made for team India.
3: Virat Kohli (877 runs)
Virat Kohli, aka the run-machine of team India, couldn’t convey his century within the 2020-2021 season batting across all the formats. Kohli is India’s third-highest run-scorer in the World Test Championship, having scored 877 runs off 14 games he performed to date.
4: Mayank Agarwal (857 runs)
Mayank Agarwal turned out to be an excellent performer for India in the South Africa series and performed the excellent knock of his Test career by scoring 243 runs in opposition to the Proteas. So a long way, he has scored 857 runs in 12 matches for India.
5: Cheteshwar Pujara (818 runs)
Cheteshwar Pujara, aka the modern ‘wall’ of the Indian cricket team, had an outstanding tour down under in which he annoyed the Australian bowlers along with his safe batting approach. So far, in the World Test Championship, he scored 818 runs in 17 games.
Top 5 Highest Run Scorers for New Zealand in WTC
New Zealand is the second position holder in the WTC points table. The blackcaps will be playing the final Test match of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21. They have been a well-performing side throughout the tournament.
There was no player from the New Zealand team scoring 1000 runs in the WTC. However, they performed well both with bat and bowl to reach the final of the championship. Here are the highest run-scorers for New Zealand in WTC 2019-21.
1: Kane Williamson (817 runs)
Kane Williamson is a great player and one of the most loved crickets of New Zealand. He had been the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in WTC 2019-21, scoring 817 runs in 9 matches by playing 14 innings. Kane has an average of 58.35 and a strike rate of 57.05. he hit 3 brilliant centuries and 1 half-century in the tournament so far.
2: Tom Latham (680 runs)
Tom Latham is the second-highest scorer for New Zealand in WTC. He scored 680 runs in 11 matches, playing 18 innings with an average of 40.00 and a strike rate of 46.70. Latham hit 1 century and 5 half-centuries in the World Test Championship 2019-21 so far.
3: Henry Nicholls (585 runs)
Henry Nicholas scored 585 runs in WTC that also equals Shan Masood from Pakistan. Nicholls played 15 innings in 10 matches and have an average of 41.78. The New Zealand batsman has a strike rate of 50.08, scoring 2 centuries and 1 half-century.
4: Ross Taylor (469 runs)
Ross Taylor is a renowned New Zealand batsman who won many matches for the team single-handedly. Taylor scored 469 runs, also scored by Ravindra Jadeja, in 11 games playing 17 innings. He has an average of 31.26 and a strike rate of 55.56. In his 11 games, Taylor hit no century but 3 half-centuries.
5: John Watling (417 runs)
John Watling scored 417 runs in 10 matches and 15 innings, with an average of 29.78 and a strike rate of 40.88. Watling scored 1 century and 2 half-centuries.
The final Test match of the World Test Championship is yet to take place, and we will see which players from India and New Zealand perform the best. Stay tuned with Cricket Matches Today for all the latest updates and stats from WTC.
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