English players have accounted for three out of the top five highest run scorers in Test cricket this year, making 2022 the year with the most runs scored in tests.
As we are about to reach the halfway point of 2022, it is an excellent time to evaluate which hitters have called the shots in the most effective way possible throughout the year, particularly in Test cricket. This evaluation is essential because we are about to reach the halfway point.
Seven matches, or tests, have now been played by the English cricket team. In terms of current form coming into 2022, they have three of the top five highest run scorers on their roster. After having such a triumphant return to the Test format last summer, it should not be surprising that Australian batter Usman Khawaja continues to occupy the top rank.
On the other hand, the fact that Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter Liton Das is presently in the third slot says positively about the sort of year he has had concerning red-ball cricket.
Because England is scheduled to compete in five other Test matches this summer, you can anticipate more players from England’s system to dominate the rankings across all categories. As a consequence of the same, hitters who are now in suitable forms, such as Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes, will have many possibilities to strengthen further their spots in the list that follows the same, which will offer ample opportunities. This is something that will excite all cricket fans.
On the other side, he has genuinely benefited from playing a crucial role in recording the most significant successful run chase at Trent Bridge against New Zealand on Tuesday. Because he has already scored three centuries in just one year alone, Bairstow currently has the second-highest total number of hundreds scored in Tests for 2022. This achievement was achieved during the match at Trent Bridge. This accomplishment was completed throughout the contest.
Rishabh Pant, a wicket-keeper batsman for the Indian cricket team, has scored the most runs in a Test match in 2022 with 329. He is followed by the likes of Ravindra Jadeja (201), Virat Kohli (189), Shreyas Iyer (186), and Hanuma Vihari (184). Regarding India, they will be going to England the next month to engage in a single test match there. This match will take place in England.
|UT Khawaja (AUS)||6*||10||3||822|
|JM Bairstow (ENG)||7||14||2||774|
|JE Root (ENG)||8||16||2||754|
|Liton Das (BAN)||8||14||0||659|
|DJ Mitchell (NZ)||6||10||1||641|
|TA Blundell (NZ)||7||12||2||597|
|DP Conway (NZ)||7||12||0||539|
|BA Stokes (ENG)||8||15||1||523|
|KC Brathwaite (WI)||5||10||3||491|
|AD Mathews (SL)||5*||8||1||477|
|D Elgar (SA)||6||12||1||439|
|T Bavuma (SA)||6||12||2||428|
|Z Crawley (ENG)||8||16||0||420|
|C Green (AUS)||6*||8||0||408|
|TWM Latham (NZ)||7||12||0||404|
|Abdullah Shafique (PAK)||3||6||1||397|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||3||5||0||390|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||5||9||2||379|
|KD Petersen (SA)||4||8||0||377|
Let’s look at the individuals who have been the most productive in terms of run scoring in the game of Test cricket so far in this year’s calendar.
1. Usman Khawaja
Khawaja notched his fourth century on Thursday when he produced an undefeated 104 for Australia during the second innings of the third Test against Pakistan in Lahore. The in-form 35-year-old now has 751 runs achieved in the year 2022 thus far.
2. Joe Root
Joe Root recently decided to resign as the England cricket team captain because he could not get the results for his team that he had hoped for. However, in terms of his batting, he has been a revelation in the game of Test cricket over the past few years.
He scored close to 1700 runs in Test cricket in 2021, and he has continued his excellent form this year and is already the second highest run-scorer in Test cricket in 2022, just behind Australia’s Usman Khawaja. In 2021, he scored close to 1700 runs in Test cricket. In 2022, he is already the second highest run-scorer in Test cricket.
Seven tests that have been played so far this year, Joe Root has amassed 647 runs.
3. Liton Das
Since 2021, Liton Das has been on a roll, scoring 1100 runs in 13 tests at an impressively consistent average of 52.38. After scoring 88 runs in the first test against Sri Lanka, he then scored 141 runs in the second test, which helped Bangladesh recover from a score of 24 for 5.
Liton Das is currently ranked third on the list of players who have scored the maximum number of runs in Tests in 2022. He has played in six Tests and amassed 558 runs, including two hundred and three half-centuries.
4. Devon Conway
Although Devon Conway is still very fresh on the Test cricket scene, he has already solidified his position on the New Zealand team. Devon Conway has ensured that he is at the front of New Zealand’s batting lineup now that Kane Williamson is going through a difficult period with the bat.
In the six test matches that have been played so far in the year 2022, Devon Conway has amassed 450 runs, including two centuries and a half-century, to his name.
In 2022, South African Test captain Dean Elger is included on the list of the highest run-scorers in Test cricket. He has played in six test matches this year and scored 439 runs in total.
2022 is not yet over and we’re only half way there. The matches keep getting better and we cannot wait to see what happens next. The year is going to end with a bang and we can’t wait to see which other cricketer will have their name up as the next test hundred achievers.