The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is in its endgame. We’re barely two matches away from knowing our finalists. WTC began in 2019 and there were a lot of players who were absolutely superb in the given time period, with the ball as well as the bat. Today we shall be taking a look at the leading run-scorers and leading wicket takers in ICC World Test Championship
1) Marnus Labuschagne:
It is safe to say that Labuschagne has been the best batsman in the ongoing WTC. After being the first concussion substitute he has never looked back since then and has been at his very best. He has scored 1675 runs in 23 innings at am average of 72. He has scored 5 centuries as of now
2) Joe Root:
England’s Test captain Joe Root has been in red hot form of late. He has been scoring runs for fun of late, however he has been really consistent since the start and despite not getting the big hundreds as will, has scored a lot of runs for his side on a consistent basis. He has scored 1589 runs in 33 innings and has scored 3 centuries.
3) Steve Smith:
Steve Smith has been one of the best players for quite a while now, he has had a super WTC and has saved his team for crisis more often than not. He scored 1341 runs in the 22 innings he played. He also scored 4 hundreds and always played well when it mattered the most.
Leading Wicket Takers:
1) Pat Cummins:
Pat Cummins has been Australia’s genie. He has done whatever they’ve needed and whatever they’ve asked for. It would be safe to term him as one of the biggest match winners of this era. He is leading wicket taker of the ongoing ICC WTC and has taken 70 wickets in the 28 innings he’s played in.
2) Stuart Broad:
Stuart Broad has been England’s silent assassin. Despite not having a good game against India in the recently concluded Test match he finds himself second on the list of the leading wicket takers of the ICC WTC. He has taken 69 wickets in 31 innings.
3) Nathan Lyon:
Nathan Lyon has has topsy turvy WTC. While he was superb in Australia’s home summer in 2019 he wasn’t really at his best in the recently concluded Border-Gavasker Trophy 2020/2021. Despite all the bad games he’s had, he is the third highest wicket taker in the WTC. He has taken 56 wickets in 27 innings.