The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is a premier cricket tourney that was first launched in August 2019 in an attempt to preserve Test cricket. It is mainly designed to bring context and importance to Test cricket games. This tournament spans over a two-year cycle, with the intention of determining the best Test cricket team in the world.
New Zealand and Team India made it to the finals of the inaugural edition. New Zealand emerged as the victorious team whereas Team India finished as a runners-up. In the second cycle, Australia and India made it to the finals but Australia came out on top much to India’s annoyance.
Case in point, several batters tried to make a real case for themselves by delivering the goods for their respective teams in the World Test Championship. In this listicle, let’s go through the names of two players who scored more than 10 centuries and half-centuries in the WTC.
1. Joe Root
Former England Test captain Joe Root has been in scintillating form since the launch of the World Test Championship. The right-handed batsman is also the leading run-scorer of the WTC.
The veteran cricketer has perfected the art of scoring runs quite consistently and it’s no surprise why he is currently the leading run-getter with 3896 runs and is not too far away from completing 4000 runs.
The England international has piled up 12 centuries, more than any batsman in the premier tournament. On the other hand, he slammed 15 half-centuries.
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2. Marnus Labuschagne
Australia’s Test specialist Marnus Labuschagne has been one of the finest Test batsmen for Australia and one of the best batters in the ICC World Test Championship.
The right-handed batsman is the second-leading run-scorer in the WTC with 3557 runs. He comes second on the list with eleven centuries and 15 half-centuries. It is worth mentioning here that he has the best batting average of 58.31 (minimum 3000 runs in WTC).
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