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. New Zealand became the first World Test Championship winner beating India in the final in 2021. In the 2nd second edition too, India ended as the runner-up owing to their defeat against Australia at the Oval by a huge margin of 209 runs in 2023. By giving the WTC the same status as the World Cup, test cricket has regained its spot in people’s hearts. Hence, amid growing interest, people are keen to know the stats of the distinguished ICC World Test Championship.
Most Runs In World Test Championship
English top-order batsman Joe Root has scored the most number of runs so far in the ICC World Test Championship, 3896 runs in 47 matches (85innings) with an impressive average of 49.94. Root has smashed 12 centuries and 15 fifties during the timespan of the World Test Championship. Australian reliable batter Marnus Labuschagne has amassed the 2nd most number of runs in WTC. He has amassed 3566 runs in 38 matches (67 innings) with a commendable average of 57.51. The third-highest run-getter of the WTC is Steve Smith, making 3061 runs in 38 matches (63 innings) with a fascinating average of 54.66.
Best Batting Average In World Test Championship
The ace batsman from Pakistan, Babar Azam has the best batting average (60.35) in the ICC World Test Championship history among batters playing minimum 30 innings. Since his arrival, he has been the leader of Pakikstan’s batting pack for his outrageous batting prowess.
Most Centuries In The World Test Championship
It’s not hard to guess the player to have the most centuries in the World Test Championship in his name, this feat also belongs to veteran English batter Joe Root. The classy right-hander has hit 12 centuries in 47 matches. The 2nd most number of centuries is smacked by Marnus Labuschagne, 11 in 38 games. Current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has made 7 tons, the most by any Indian in the competition.
Most Fifties In World Test Championship
Indian middle-order batsman Cheteswar Pujara, Joe Root, Babar Azam, and, Marnus Labuschagne have jointly scored the most fifties in the ICC World Test Championship. They all have 15 fifties under their belt.
Highest Individual Score In The World Test Championship
Australian swashbuckling opener David Warner has scored 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 spin doctor Nathan Lyon has taken the most number of wickets in the World Test Championship, 153 wickets in 36 matches with an average of 28.23, including the best figure of 8/64 against India. The man who can break Lyon’s record to be the highest wicket-taker in the WTC is spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin, who is just 6 wickets away in the 2nd place with 147 wickets in 29 matches. Aussie quick Pat Cummins is the only fast bowler on this list with 140+ wickets.
Best Bowling Average In World Test Championship
Indian spin wizard Ravi Ashwin has the best bowling average in the World Test Championship, grabbing 147 wickets in 29 matches with an unconquerable average of 19.51 (min 30 inns). The bowling expert is unplayable in the sub-continent, he even attacks the batters with his impeccable variations in the flat and seaming wickets
Most 5 Wickets In World Test Championship
The most number of 5-wicket hauls in the World Test Championship is taken by Nathan Lyon. Demonstrating his master bowling exploits, the New South Wales bowler has bagged 9 fifers in his journey. Ashwin follows him strictly with one less fifer.
Best Bowling Figure In A Match In World Test Championship
Kiwi slow left-arm bowler, Ajaz Patel recorded the best bowling figure in an innings in the World Test Championship, 10/119 against India in Mumbai in 2021 in 47.5 overs. This unbelievable spell made Ajaz only the 3rd bowler to touch the unique feat of taking all ten wickets in a test innings after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
Most number of maiden overs in World Test Championship
The leader of the Aussie bowling unit, Nathan Lyon has bowled the most number of maiden overs in the ICC World Test Championship, 329 maiden overs in 36 matches.
Most Catches In World Test Championship
Most Dismissals By A Wicket-Keeper In World Test Championship
Australia’s dependable man behind the wickets, Alex Carey has dismissed the most number of players as a wicket-keeper, with 91 dismissals (84 Catches & 7 stumpings) in 25 matches.
Joe Root scored the most runs in the World Test Championship, 3896 runs in 47 matches.
Nathan Lyon claimed the most wickets in the World Test Championship, 153 wickets.
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