The ICC World Championship final will be played between India and New Zealand. The final will begin from 18 June till 22nd June at the Hampshire Bowl Stadium, Southampton. The contribution of the captains of these teams has been immense to take their teams to the finals. Before the two-year-long tournament ends, let’s take a look at the top 5 batsmen with the most runs in the WTC as captain.
1. Joe Root
The captain of the England Cricket team tops the list of most runs in WTC as captain. Root’s records and statistics in Test matches have been great so far. He is the first batsman in the history of Test cricket who scored a double century in his 100th Test match. He played in 37 innings and scored 1660 at an average of 47.42 including 8 half-centuries, 3 centuries, and 2 double centuries.
2. Dimuth Karunaratne
The overall performance of the Sri-Lankan team was not enough to win matches and be in the finals. but the captain o the team did not lose hope and gave his best to add runs to the scoreboard. He batted splendidly well and smashed 4 half-centuries and 4 centuries. He scored a total of 999 runs including a double century (244) against Bangladesh with an average of 55.50.
3. Virat Kohli
The captain of the Indian cricket team and his team members are going to play against New Zealand to win the historic World Test Championship. To reach the finals of this Championship, Kohli has played well and did great captaincy. In 14 matches, he scored 877 runs including 5 half-centuries, 2 centuries, and 1 double century. His highest score till now in the WTC is 254* with an average of 43.85. The captain needs to aggregate more runs to defeat New Zealand.
4. Kane Williamson
The captain of the New Zealand team is just a few runs away from his biggest competitor in the finals of the World Test Championship. He is undoubtedly one of the treasures of the New Zealand cricket team and it will be an absolute treat to watch him play in the finals. Till now, he has played 9 matches and scored 817 runs with an average of 58.35. These total runs also include 1 half-century and 3 centuries with his highest score being 251.
5. Azhar Ali
The captain of the Pakistan Test and ODI cricket team is the 5th captain on this list. He played pretty well in the WTC. Overall, he scored 748 runs in matches. He scored 2 half-centuries and 2 centuries to complete his total score with an average of 44.33. His highest score is 141* against England which is the highest individual Test score by a Pakistani Captain in an away Test in the last 15 years.
So the stats looks like this-