ICC World Test Championship Stats-The inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship began on 1st august, 2019 with the first match of the Ashes series between Australia and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Till date, 45 series among 9 test nationals have been played. The top teams on the point table are India followed by New Zealand. Their PCTs are 72.2 and 70 respectively. Let’s talk about the stats of the ICC World Test Championship.
Most Runs In World Test Championship
Australian top-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne has scored the most number of runs so far in the ICC World Test Championship, 1675 runs in 13 matches (23 innings) with an impressive average of 72.82. Marnus has smashed 5 centuries during the timespan of the World Test Championship. English skipper Joe Root has amassed the 2nd most number of runs in WTC. He has amassed 1660 runs in 20 matches (37 innings) with a commendable average of 47.42. The third highest run-getter of the 1st edition of WTC is Steve Smith, making 1341 runs in 13 matches (22 innings) with a fascinating average of 63.85.
Best Batting Average In World Test Championship
The talented batsman from Australia, Marnus Labuschagne has the best batting average (72.82) in the ICC World Test Championship. The ace from Australia has been the find of WTC for Australia.
Most Centuries In The World Test Championship
It’s strange but true that Marnus Labuschagne owns this record too, most centuries in the ICC World Test Championship so far. Marnus has hit 5 centuries in 13 matches. The 2nd most number of centuries is smacked by Rohit Sharma of India, 4 in 11 matches. Rohit may replace Labuschagne as the most number of century scorers, as India will face New Zealand in the finals at Southampton from June 12th-16th.
Most Fifties In World Test Championship
Indian middle-order batsman Cheteswar Pujara and Australian Marnus Labuschagne have jointly scored the most number of fifties in the ICC World Test Championship. Marnus has hit 9 half-centuries in 13 matches and Pujara has smashed 9 fifties in 17 matches.
Highest Individual Score In The World Test Championship
Australian swashbuckling opener David Warner has the highest individual score in the ICC Test Championship. He hit 335* off 418 balls against Pakistan in the 1st innings of the 2nd test at Adelaide. The southpaw from Australia smacked 39 fours and 1 six in his broad inning.
Most Wickets In World Test Championship
Australian speedster Pat Cummins has taken the most number of wickets in the World Test Championship, 70 wickets in 13 matches with an average of 21.02, including the best figure of 5/28 against New Zealand in the 1st innings of 2nd test match. The man who can break Cummins’s record to be the highest wicket-taker in the WTC is spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin, who has grabbed 67 wickets in 13 matches (24 innings). In the final against New Zealand, it might be broken by Ashwin.
Best Bowling Average In World Test Championship
Indian left-arm spinner Axar Patel has the best bowling average in the World Test Championship, grabbing 27 wickets in 3 matches with an unconquerable average of 10.27. Axar bagged all the wickets against England.
Most 5 Wickets In World Test Championship
The most number of 5-wicket hauls in the World Test Championship is taken by Axar Patel, Kyle Jamieson, and Ravichandran Ashwin. They all have taken four 5-wicket hauls. But Axar has taken 4 five wicket hauls in just 3 matches.
Best Bowling Figure In A Match In World Test Championship
Srilanka’s left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya has the best bowling figure in an innings in the World Test Championship, 7/137 against England at Galle in 2021 in 42 overs.
Most number of maiden overs in World Test Championship
Aussie pacer Patrick Cummins has bowled the most number of maiden overs in the ICC World Test Championship, 158 maiden overs in 13 matches.
Most Catches In World Test Championship
England’s captain Joe Root has grabbed the most number of catches in the World Test Championship, 34 catches in 20 matches. Among Indians, Ajinkya Rahane has grabbed 22 catches in 17 matches.
Most Dismissals By A Wicket-Keeper In World Test Championship
Australian test skipper Tim Paine has dismissed the most number of players as a wicket-keeper, 65 dismissals ( 63 Catches & 2 stumpings) in 14 matches.