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. On the other hand, India reached two consecutive ICC WTC finals and lost to New Zealand and Australia respectively. In this article, we will learn about four Indians who missed out on a chance to score a fifty on multiple occasions in the ICC World Test Championship.
1. Virat Kohli
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli has a very good conversion rate in Test cricket. He has been through a lean patch for close to three years. During this cycle, he has been dismissed in the 40s as many as six times, the most by any Indian cricketer in the World Test Championship.
2. Cheteshwar Pujara
India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara comes second on the list as he has been dismissed five times in the 40s in the two cycles of the ICC World Test Championship and missed out on scoring a half-century on these many occasions.
3. Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane has been the most reliable batsman for Team India in overseas conditions. He has been dismissed four times in the 40s in the World Test Championship and missed out on scoring a half-century on these many occasions.
4. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has time and again under fire for his inability to capitalize on the game despite giving stellar starts. He has been dismissed four times in the 40s four times in the World Test Championship and missed out on scoring a half-century on these many occasions.