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Breaking Down the WTC 2021-23 Stats: Who Scored the Most Runs?

The World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 has been an interesting battle of skill and strategy between the world’s top cricket teams. The top run-scorers in WTC 2023 have played a vital role in their team’s success so far.

In this article, we are going to break down the beat run-scorers in WTC 2023 and take a closer see at their travel so distance. Be it the brilliant strokeplay of the Indian captain or the forceful approach of the Australian opener, these players have cleared out an permanent stamp on the competition.

Overview of the top run scorers in the WTC 2023

The top run-scorers in the WTC 2023 come from different teams and have different playing styles.  As of now, the top five run-scorers in the WTC 2023 are:

  • Joe Root (England) – 1915 runs
  • – Usman Khawaja (Australia) – 1,608 runs
  • – Babar Azam (Pakistan) – 1,527 runs
  • – Marnus Labuschagne (Australia) – 1,509 runs
  • – Jonny Bairstow (New Zealand) – 1,285 runs

Joe Root is currently leading the pack with 1915 runs, and he has been in fantastic form in the tournament. He has scored eight centuries and six half-centuries in 22 matches 40 innings, with an average of 53.19. Usman Khawaja is far away from the Joe Root and Usman Khawaja is also available in the team squad for WTC final, so there are chances that he will become top scorer of WTC, with 1,608 runs in 16 matches 28 innings, including six centuries and seven half-centuries. Australian player Marnus Labuschagne is also available in the list of top scores in WTC 2021-23.

Overview of the top Wickets Taker in the WTC 2023

  • Nathan Lyon (Aus)- 83 Wickets
  • Kagiso Rabada (SA)- 67 Wickets
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)- 61 Wickets
  • James Anderson (Eng)- 58 Wickets
  • Ollie Robinson (Eng)- 53 Wickets

Nathan Lyon is Australia’s leading spin bowler, taking 83 wickets in 19 matches at 26.97 bowling average. Lyon took five wickets in one match 5 times, and Ten wickets once. Kagiso Rabada has taken 67 wickets in 22 innings at 21.05 bowling average. Ravichandran Ashwin is also available in this list, and Ashwin has also gone to Oval for WTC final.

Analysis the WTC 2021-23 Stats

Highest individual score

  • Tom Latham (NZ) against Bang – 252 runs
  • Kane Williamson (NZ) against SL – 215 runs
  • Dinesh Chandimal (SL) against Aus – 206* runs
  • Marnus Labuschagne (Aus) against WI – 204 runs
  • Steve Smith (Aus) against WI – 200 runs

Best batting averages

  • Kane Williamson (NZ)- 75.20
  • Saud Shakeel (Pak)- 72.50
  • Usman Khawaja (Aus)- 69.91
  • Dinesh Chandimal (SL) – 68.42
  • Babar Azam (Aus)- 61.08

Highest team totals

  • England against Pak- 252 runs
  • New Zealand against Pak – 252 runs
  • Australia against WI – 252 runs
  • New Zealand against SL – 252 runs
  • Pakistan against Eng – 252 runs


Highest successful run-chases

  • England against Ind – 378/3
  • Pakistan against SL – 344/6
  • England against NZ – 299/5
  • England against NZ – 296/3
  • New Zealand against SL – 285/8

Best bowling averages

  • Scott Boland (Aus)- 13.42
  • Kyle Mayers (WI)- 17.65
  • Shaheen Afridi (Pak)- 18.19
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)- 19.67
  • Jasprit Bumrah (Ind)- 19.73

Impact of weather conditions and pitch on run scoring in the WTC 2023

Weather conditions and pitch will have a big impact on WTC 2023 run scores. In some games the conditions favored the batsmen, in others the bowlers dominated. Pitch conditions also vary from match to match, with some pitches favoring spinners and others favoring fast bowlers.

Discussion on the most challenging opponents for the leading run scorers

The leading run-scorers in the WTC 2023 have faced some challenging opponents, who have tested their skills and temperament. Let’s take a look at some of the toughest opponents the top scorers have ever faced. For India, Pujara has scored 887 runs in 16 matches.

Pujara has scored the first century and the sixth half-century. Virat is also not far away, Virat Kohli has scored 869 runs in 16 matches. Virat Kohli is in very good form right now and has played very good innings in IPL as well.

Conclusion and final thoughts

As the tournament progresses, it will be interesting to see how these players fare and if they can lead their team to glory.

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