The longest form of the game the test cricket has the longest match duration of the three forms of cricket. Test cricket is the first form of cricket that is introduced in the year 1877. The test is considered the game’s highest standard where players mentality and physicality is tested. As Test is played between two teams for 4 innings match that may go for five days. Hence, many players score the immense number of runs with their patients and control in the longest format every year. So, in this article let’s take a look at the top five batsmen with the most test runs scored in 2021
1. Joe Root (England)
England skipper Joe Root becomes the highest run-getter in 2021 in the longest format of the game on Tuesday. Apart from this the England captain Joe Root also finished as the third most test runs scorer in history in one calendar year. Root finish the year with 1708 runs in 15 matches and 29 innings with an average of 61.00. Therefore, the 30-year-old England captain achieves this milestone during the third day of the 3rd Ashes Test in Melbourne. On the other hand, he tops the table with a huge run margin of 802. As Rohit Sharma scores 906 runs standing behind him.
2. Rohit Sharma (India)
The Indian hitman Rohit Sharma stands second on the list of most test runs getter of 2021 after Joe Root. India’s newly-appointed captain in the short form of cricket Rohit has a good test season this year. Although India finish their T20 World cup campaign with a nightmare as they were knocked out from the group stage. However, the hitman finishes his 2021 test season with 906 runs in his 11 matches and 21 innings including two centuries and 4 half-centuries. While he concluded the test season this year with an average of 47.68 and his highest score being 161. Apart from being a second-most test run-getter he also closes his season with the second most test run-scorer as an opener in away games
3. FDM Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)
Dimuth Karunaratne is one of the openers of the Sri Lankan Test team and he scored the third-most test runs in 2021 after Joe Root and Rohit Sharma. Karunaratne opened for Sri Lanka in 13 test innings. In these matches, he aggregated a total of 902 runs from his 7 matches including four centuries and 3 half-centuries. Hence, the 33-year-old concluded the test season this year with an average of 69.38 and his highest score being 244.
4. Rishabh Pant (India)
Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant is another Indian player after Rohit Sharma and CA Pujara to come under the list of top five batsmen with most test runs in 2021. Pant sits in the 4th position with 748 runs for India this year including one century and 4 half-centuries. He is currently playing in the ongoing test series against South Africa in South Africa. But in his two innings, Pant could not perform well as he goes out in 8 and 34 runs. However, Rishabh finish his test season this year in a good node with a batting average of 39.36 and his highest score being 101.
5. Chesteshwar Pujara (India)
Sitting in the fifth position is Cheteshwar Pujara India’s most consistent batsman in the test. He is the third Indian player on the list after Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant. The Indian middle-order aggregated 702 runs in 14 matches and 26 innings including six half-centuries. Currently, Pujara also playing in the ongoing test series against South Africa. Moreover, he finishes his season with an average of 28.08 and his highest score during this season was 91.