Team India were literally heartbroken after the way things turned out for them in the first two editions of the ICC World Test Championship. It was no doubt that they produced spellbound performances in the first two cycles.
Needless to say, they just couldn’t get the job done in both finals of the ICC WTC. In the first cycle, India made it all the way to the final but surrendered at the hands of New Zealand. Kane Williamson and Co beat Virat Kohli-led Team India by 8 wickets to win the ICC title.
In the second cycle, India performed superbly well and made it to the finals under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Nevertheless, India suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Australia. Pat Cummins and Co beat Rohit Sharma and Co by a massive margin of 209 runs to win the title.
However, we must praise the batters who chipped in with match-winning performances for the team when it mattered the most. In this listicle, let’s take a glimpse at the three players with the highest percentage of World Test Championship runs in wins for India (Minimum 1500 runs).
1. Rohit Sharma – 77.7%
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been really impressive in the first two cycles of the World Test Championship. He is the second-leading run-scorer for India in the WTC with 1852 runs in 23 matches at an average of 51.44 including six centuries and four fifties. Notably, he has the highest percentage (77.7%) of WTC runs in terms of wins for India.
2. Ajinkya Rahane – 68.4%
Ajinkya Rahane comes second on the list as he has the second-highest percentage of World Test Championship (68.4%) runs in terms of wins for India. He has been one of the best Test batters for India, especially in overseas conditions. Overall, Rahane has scored 1578 runs from 27 matches including three centuries and nine half-centuries.
3. Virat Kohli – 60.3%
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer for India in the ICC World Test Championship with 1866 runs at an average of 36.58 including 3 centuries and 8 half-centuries. He has the third-highest percentage (60.3%) of WTC runs in terms of wins for India.