Most Runs in World Test Championship 2021-23 – Updated List

Most Runs in World Test Championship
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Most Runs in World Test Championship: ICC announces a Test Championship tournament as of World Cups for ODI and T20I format under the name of “World Test Championship”.

Earlier ICC plans to host the competition in 2013, replacing the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, were abandoned. It was rescheduled for June 2017, with a second Test championship to take place in India in Feb-March 2021.

However, in January 2014 the ICC World Test Championship was cancelled and the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy was reinstated.

In October 2017, the ICC announced that a Test league had been agreed by its members, which would involve the top nine teams playing series over two years with the top two teams qualifying for a World Test League Championship Final.

The first ICC World Test Championship started with the 2019 Ashes series and finished with New Zealand lifting the trophy after defeating India in the final in June 2021.

The second ICC World Test Championship was started on 4 August 2021 with the 5-match Pataudi Trophy.

New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC
New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC

Most Runs in WTC 2021-23

Test cricket format provides the necessary time for a player to create as many as records in cricket compared to other cricket formats. A player can score a massive run if he stands long enough with a good striking rate.

Setting a massive target for the chasing team will put pressure on their batting. Thus every player will be keen to score as many runs as possible to move the team’s score beyond expected.

Following are the list of players with the most runs in WTC 2021-23:

Player Mat Inns Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
JE Root (ENG) 19 35 1790 180* 57.74 3002 59.62 8 5 3 206 3
JM Bairstow (ENG) 15 28 1285 162 51.4 1865 68.9 6 2 3 157 19
Babar Azam (PAK) 9 16 953 196 63.53 1985 48.01 2 7 0 101 8
UT Khawaja (AUS) 7 13 888 160 98.66 1711 51.89 4 3 0 91 4
Litton Das (BAN) 10 18 883 141 49.05 1589 55.56 3 5 0 107 3
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 10 19 847 147 47.05 1627 52.05 2 5 0 96 0
BA Stokes (ENG) 15 26 798 120 31.92 1351 59.06 2 4 0 89 24
LD Chandimal (SL) 8 14 778 206* 77.8 1410 55.17 2 4 1 64 15
KC Brathwaite (WI) 9 18 752 160 50.13 2022 37.19 1 6 1 85 1
Abdullah Shafique (PAK) 7 13 736 160* 66.9 1849 39.8 2 4 1 63 9
RR Pant (INDIA) 10 18 720 146 42.35 912 78.94 2 4 1 82 15
AD Mathews (SL) 10 17 717 199 47.8 1513 47.38 2 2 2 62 12
DJ Mitchell (NZ) 7 12 709 190 64.45 1433 49.47 3 4 0 79 12
Z Crawley (ENG) 14 27 659 121 25.34 1189 55.42 1 2 2 100 0
M Labuschagne (AUS) 10 17 654 104 40.87 1207 54.18 2 3 2 74 3
D Elgar (SA) 10 19 624 96* 34.66 1273 49.01 0 5 1 80 1
SPD Smith (AUS) 10 15 621 145* 44.35 1411 44.01 1 5 2 65 2
TA Blundell (NZ) 9 16 620 106 44.28 1275 48.62 1 5 2 85 0
OJ Pope (ENG) 11 21 606 145 30.3 1025 59.12 1 4 1 69 3
TWM Latham (NZ) 9 16 567 252 35.43 1162 48.79 1 3 2 75 2
DM de Silva (SL) 9 17 562 155* 35.12 981 57.28 2 2 0 59 5
KL Rahul (INDIA) 7 14 541 129 38.64 1280 42.26 2 2 1 73 3
DP Conway (NZ) 7 12 539 122 44.91 1046 51.52 2 2 0 71 2
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 7 13 539 175* 49 1306 41.27 2 2 1 57 0
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 8 14 538 175* 41.38 1011 53.21 2 2 1 62 5
J Blackwood (WI) 9 16 533 102 35.53 1161 45.9 1 2 0 68 1
KD Petersen (SA) 8 15 531 82 35.4 1043 50.91 0 4 0 67 0
V Kohli (INDIA) 10 18 527 79 29.27 1226 42.98 0 3 2 70 2
CA Pujara (INDIA) 10 20 525 91 27.63 1345 39.03 0 4 2 76 1
T Bavuma (SA) 7 14 515 93 46.81 1064 48.4 0 4 0 66 1
DA Warner (AUS) 10 17 506 95 31.62 905 55.91 0 4 2 67 6
Imam-ul-Haq (PAK) 5 10 488 157 54.22 1136 42.95 2 1 0 44 4
C Green (AUS) 10 14 487 79 37.46 904 53.87 0 4 1 44 2
RG Sharma (INDIA) 6 11 458 127 45.8 998 45.89 1 2 0 53 5
AZ Lees (ENG) 10 19 453 67 23.84 1052 43.06 0 2 0 58 1
Azhar Ali (PAK) 8 14 451 185 34.69 1149 39.25 1 2 2 44 5
AT Carey (AUS) 10 15 451 93 32.21 842 53.56 0 3 1 42 2
TM Head (AUS) 9 13 448 152 37.33 603 74.29 2 1 0 52 5
MA Agarwal (INDIA) 7 13 436 150 33.53 851 51.23 1 2 0 66 5
WA Young (NZ) 9 16 434 89 27.12 985 44.06 0 5 1 61 0
SS Iyer (INDIA) 5 9 422 105 46.88 615 68.61 1 3 0 52 9
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 9 15 412 104* 37.45 818 50.36 1 1 1 44 3
NE Bonner (WI) 9 16 402 123 28.71 1287 31.23 1 1 3 44 1
BKG Mendis (SL) 7 12 380 85 31.66 682 55.71 0 4 0 43 1
SJ Erwee (SA) 7 13 367 108 28.23 795 46.16 1 1 2 42 0
K Verreynne (SA) 9 15 365 136* 30.41 692 52.74 1 0 2 41 2
Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN) 10 19 364 64 19.15 789 46.13 0 1 2 47 5
Mahmudul Hasan Joy (BAN) 8 14 363 137 25.92 956 37.97 1 2 5 43 2
BOP Fernando (SL) 8 13 362 64 30.16 625 57.92 0 3 0 41 8
CR Woakes (ENG) 7 14 354 50 29.5 634 55.83 0 1 0 47 2

Most Half-century in WTC 2021-23

Following are the details of the players with most half-centuries in the current World Test Championship series. Players with the same number of half-centuries are listed based on their position in most runs in WTC 2021-23 table.

Following are the list of top 10 players with the most number of half-centuries in WTC 2021-23:

Player 50’s
Babar Azam (PAK) 7
KC Brathwaite (WI) 6
JE Root (ENG) 5
Litton Das (BAN) 5
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 5
SPD Smith (AUS) 5
TA Blundell (NZ) 5
D Elgar (SA) 5
WA Young (NZ) 5
BA Stokes (ENG) 4
LD Chandimal (SL) 4

Most Century in WTC 2021-23

Following are the details of the players with the most centuries in the current World Test Championship series. Players with the same number of centuries are listed based on their position in most runs in WTC 2021-23 table.

Following are the list of top 10 players with the most number of centuries in WTC 2021-23:

Player 100’s
JE Root (ENG) 8
JM Bairstow (ENG) 6
UT Khawaja (AUS) 4
Litton Das (BAN) 3
DJ Mitchell (NZ) 3
Babar Azam (PAK) 2
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 2
LD Chandimal (SL) 2
Abdullah Shafique (PAK) 2
RR Pant (INDIA) 2

WTC 2019-21 Records

Most Runs in WTC 2019-21 

The Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne bags the number 1 position of the Most Runs in WTC 2021 list with 1675 runs. England skipper Joe Root placed just behind him with a close difference of just 15 runs.

Following are the top 10 Most Runs scorers in WTC 2021:

S. No. Name Matches Innings Runs HS Average Strike Rate 100 50
1 Marnus Labuschagne 13 23 1675 215 72.82 55.85 5 9
2 Joe Root 20 37 1660 228 47.42 54.65 3 8
3 Steven Smith 13 22 1341 211 63.85 53.44 4 7
4 Ben Stokes 17 32 1334 176 46 57.79 4 6
5 Ajinkya Rahane 17 28 1095 115 43.8 47.25 3 6
6 Rohit Sharma 11 17 1030 212 64.37 64.49 4 2
7 Dimuth Karunaratne 10 18 999 244 55.5 53.33 4 4
8 Jos Buttler 18 31 963 152 33.2 52.88 1 4
9 David Warner 12 22 948 335* 47.4 62.4 3 1
10 Babar Azam 10 17 932 143 66.57 64.14 4 5

Highest individual scores in WTC 2019-21 

Australian batsman David Warner crowns the position of the Highest individual scores in WTC 2021 with a massive 335 not out against Pakistan. Following are the top 10 Highest individual scores in WTC 2021:

Batsman Country Score Opposition Venue Month/Year
David Warner Australia 335* Pakistan Adelaide November 2019
Zak Crawley England 267 Pakistan Southampton August 2020
Virat Kohli India 254* South Africa Pune October 2019
Kane Williamson New Zealand 251 West Indies Hamilton December 2020
Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka 244 Bangladesh Pallekele April 2021
Mayank Agarwal India 243 Bangladesh Indore November 2019
Kane Williamson New Zealand 238 Pakistan Christchurch January 2021
Joe Root England 228 Sri Lanka Galle January 2021
Joe Root England 218 India Chennai February 2021
Mayank Agarwal India 215 South Africa Visakhapatnam October 2019