The ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is soon coming close to its conclusion.
Today, we will see the leading run-scorers of WTC so far. The results are updated after the end of the second Test match between India and England, in which India won the Test match heavily by the margin of 317 runs to level the series as well as targeting closer to WTC final.
1. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
Even when Australia have not played a Test match since their last series against India, Australia’s middle-order Marnus Labuschagne is still leading the charts of the WTC with 1,675 runs at a brilliant average of 72.82 and a high score of 215. With a good gap of 86 runs, it is likely that he will be replaced from the charts if England captain Joe Root takes over in the next four innings (and possibly the in the final as well).
2. Joe Root (England)
The second highest-run scorer who pushed himself in the tours of Sri Lanka and India, England captain Joe Root is just 86 runs away from taking over the top run-scorer Labuschagne. He scored 1,589 runs at a fine average of 51.25, with best of 228. Joe Root personally is required to score big, as England need to win two more Test matches to qualify for the WTC final.
3. Steve Smith (Australia)
Steve Smith had an excellent start to the WTC when he scored 700 odd runs in the 2019 Ashes series. Since then, he slowly faded away with his form and so far has scored 1,341 runs at still great average of 63.85 with best of 211. If Australia do qualify for the final, Steve Smith will need to score for the side and may end as one of their best.
4. Ben Stokes (England)
All-rounder Ben Stokes is still having a fine tournament since its beginning. He had two great years in 2019 and 2020, getting him to 1,246 runs at an average touch short of 50. Out of his four centuries, his 135 not-out remain the best innings.
5. Ajinkya Rahane (India)
It is not Virat Kohli, but it is the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane who has been the leading run-scorer of his side. Rahane scored 1,061 runs at an average of 46.13 with three centuries. India will need his service if they are needed to qualify for the WTC final.