Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team is all set to lock horns against New Zealand in the much-awaited World Test Championship next month. Team India’s dominant run in the league stage impressed one and all and received praises from all corners of the cricket fraternity. The remarkable run of team India in the league stage featured a series win over cricketing superpowers England and Australia.
We witnessed some of the remarkable performances during the league stages. Here, in this list, we bring you the leading run-scorers of the Asian giants in the elite tournament. Have a look:
1. Ajinkya Rahane (1095):
India’s test specialist, Ajinkya Rahane is one of the two Indian batsmen to score more than 1000 runs in the prestigious tournament. Rahane is the leading run-getter for team India in the World Test Championship with 1095 runs. So far, Ajinkya has scored 3 centuries and six half-centuries for India in 17 matches.
2. Rohit Sharma (1030):
Indian opener Rohit Sharma turned out to be India’s savior for the Indian cricket team in the England series. He also played a crucial cameo in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. So far, in the World Test Championship Rohit has scored 1030 runs in the 11 appearances he made for team India.
3. Virat Kohli (877):
Virat Kohli, who is hailed as the run-machine of team India, couldn’t bring his century in the 2020-2021 season batting across all the formats. Kohli is India’s third-highest run-getter in the World Test Championship, having scored 877 runs off 14 games he played so far.
4.. Mayank Agarwal (857):
Mayank Agarwal turned out to be a star performer for India in the South Africa series and played the best knock of his Test career by scoring 243 runs against the Proteas. Later on, he was replaced by Shubman Gill in the team India. So far, he has scored 857 runs in 12 matches for India.
5. Cheteshwar Pujara (818):
Cheteshwar Pujara, who is hailed as the modern ‘wall’ of the Indian cricket team, had an impressive tour Down Under in which he frustrated the Australian bowlers with his ultra-defensive batting technique. So far, in the World Test Championship, he scored 818 runs in 17 games.