Test cricket is the purest format of the game and holds a rich history. It is also the most challenging format in the world because the red ball used in this format tends to swing quite a lot compared to the white leather used in limited-overs cricket.
The batters need to be completely aware of what they are doing in the initial stages so they don’t throw their wickets away. The fast bowlers who use the red ball to better effect are certain to shake up the top order. The ICC did the right thing to preserve Test cricket by introducing the World Test Championship.
New Zealand won the first cycle of the World Test Championship whereas Australia won the second edition of the WTC. However, India reached two consecutive ICC WTC finals but lost to New Zealand and Australia respectively.
However, the Indians must have picked up important lessons in the first two editions and will be looking forward to giving their best shot at winning their maiden ICC World Test Championship title in the third cycle. Case in point, let’s take a look at the three Indian cricketers with the most runs in the ICC WTC.
1. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has led the batting attack by example ever since the World Test Championship was introduced. He is the leading run-scorer for India in WTC with 2092 runs in 25 Tests at a remarkable batting average of 53.64 including 7 centuries, 6 fifties and 1 double century.
2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli has a very good conversion rate in Test cricket. He went through a lean patch for close to three years. Despite all that, he is still the second-leading run-scorer for India in WTC. Kohli scored 2063 runs in 34 Tests at an average of 38.92 including 4 centuries and 9 fifties.
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara has been one of the finest performers for India in Test cricket over the years. India’s Test specialist comes third on the list as he piled up 1769 runs in 35 Tests at an average of 29.98 including 1 century and 15 fifties.