Top 5 Current Batsmen With Most Runs In ICC Test Cricket. [2021 Updated list]

Top 5 Current Batsmen With Most Runs In ICC Test Cricket.

ICC Test cricket is the sport’s longest format, and many cricket legends see it as the purest form of the game. It is the highest and most difficult standard in the sport, as it evaluates a player’s physical and mental abilities over five days. National representative teams that have been given Test status by the International Cricket Council participate in Test matches (ICC).

In 1877, Australia and England played their first Test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). It was conducted between March 15 and March 19, 1877. Australia’s Charles Bannerman, who was born in Kent, faced the first ball from Alfred Shaw and scored the first run, as well as the first hundred, off the next ball. He went on to score 165, his only century in first-class cricket, before retiring injured after George Ulyett smashed one of his fingers. In total, he accounted for 67.3 percent of his team’s total of 245, which remains a record 130 years later. Australia eventually won by a score of 45 runs.

With modern-day players needing to adapt to different formats very quickly, Test cricket has become the hardest version to adapt to. But some of today’s batsmen have transitioned smoothly into the longest form and scored heaps of runs at will. It hardly mattered the class of bowlers they faced or what grounds they played on as the runs flew off their bats for a long time.

Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Current Batsmen With The Most Runs In ICC Test Cricket.

1. Joe Root Is The Current Most Run-scorer in ICC Test cricket, with 8617 runs in 2021.

England’s Test captain Joe Root leads the way, with a significant lead over his competitors. He made his debut against India in 2012, and he played a significant role in England’s historic victory thereby displaying a lot of promise. After being dropped midway through the 2013-14 Ashes series, Joe Root recovered admirably. Since then, the right-handed batsman has established himself as a regular fixture in England’s Test team, with their unstable top-order frequently paving the way for the Yorkshire batsman to shine and come to the rescue.

Root has 8617 runs at 49.24 in 103 Tests, with 20 centuries. The 30-year-old man has frequently been chastised for his low conversion rate and is currently the only batsman among the fab four with a Test average of less than 50. However, it is important to remember that Root became the first skipper in 84 years in 2021 to record three 150-plus scores in a Test in a row.

Joe Root Profile-ICC Batting & Bowling Career Stats.

Batting Career Stats.
FormatMInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test10318913861725448.961568154.952054995025
ODI14914021596213350.1686086.911603348244
T20I323058939035.72707126.310059216
Bowling Stats.
FormatMInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test1039530791604375/85/333.1343.3583.2210
ODI1496815521490263/523/525.7657.3159.6900
T20I3298413962/92/99.9323.1714.000

2. Steven Smith Is The 2nd Current Most Run-scorer in ICC Test cricket, with 7540 runs in 2021.

The 2nd Current Most Run-scorer in ICC Test cricket, with 7540 runs in 2021.

Steve Smith has evolved from a potential replacement for Shane Warne as a leg-spinner to the best Test batsman of this era. Only a few players have achieved Steve Smith’s level of consistency in whites, as he has carried Australia’s hopes in Test cricket for many years. Smith, who is currently ranked second in Tests, averages a stunning 61.80 – only Don Bradman averages more.

In 2017, the former Australian captain set a career-highest rating with 939 points, ranking sixth in the longest format. In 77 Tests, the 31-year-old Smith has 7540 runs including 27 centuries, with his highest score of 239 against England in Perth. Smith, who has a reputation for playing exceptionally well against Englishmen, will be rolling his eyes when Australia takes on their arch-rivals in Australia later this year.

Smith Batting & Bowling Career Stats.

Batting Career Stats.
Game TypeMInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test7713917754023961.81368055.122733183543
ODI12811312437816443.35494788.51102537742
T20I453787949027.38613129.530046621
IPL1019121243710134.811898128.4101122159
Bowling Stats.
Game TypeMInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test77541381960173/184/834.1756.4781.2400
ODI128401076971283/163/165.4134.6838.4300
T20I4517291378173/203/207.7922.2417.1200
IPL10112500/50/50.00.00.000

3. Virat Kohli Is The 3rd Current Most Run-scorer in ICC Test cricket, with 7490 runs in 2021.

Virat Kohli Test cricket, with 7490 runs in 2021.

Indian captain Virat Kohli is one of the most famous and successful run scorers of this era, scoring across all formats consistently. Kohli struggled early in his Test career, the runs began to flow by the end of 2014. Virat Kohli, 32, made his Test debut in 2011, scored his first century in 2012, and now has the joint-most Test tonnes among active batsmen (27).

The right-handed batsman has 7490 runs at 52.37 in 91 Tests, including seven double centuries. Kohli, on the other hand, has been on a century-drought since November 2019, failing to reach triple figures in any of the formats. However, the Delhi-born cricketer will have plenty of chances to break that streak in the coming months and years.

Virat Kohli Batting Records: Total Runs of Virat Kohli in All Format.

Batting Career Stats.
FormatMInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test9115310749025452.381311257.122772583922
ODI254245391216918359.071306193.17430621140126
T20I89842431599452.652272139.04002828590
IPL19919131607611337.984659130.415040524205
Bowling Career.
FormatMInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test91111758400/00/02.880.00.000
ODI2544864166541/151/156.22166.25160.2500
T20I891214619841/131/138.1449.536.500
IPL1992625136842/252/258.892.062.7500

4. Ross Taylor Is The 4th Current Most Run-scorer, with 7380 runs in 2021.

Ross Taylor

New Zealand cricket team legend Ross Taylor who grew into a highly reliable batsman, makes the list. For more than a decade, Ross Taylor has held New Zealand’s middle-order together in Test and ODI cricket, and he has produced several match-winning knocks. In 2020, the 37-year-old will have surpassed Stephen Fleming’s total of 7172 Test runs to become New Zealand’s all-time leading run-getter.

Taylor has 7380 runs in 105 Tests, averaging 45.83 and smashing 19 centuries. The right-handed batsman’s best score of 290 came against Australia in 2015 at the WACA in Perth. The veteran has stated that he has no intention of retiring anytime soon and will be seen in action next month when New Zealand takes on India and England.

Ross Taylor Batting & Bowling Career Stats.

Batting Career Summary
Game TypeMInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test10518320738029045.281233959.811933489853
ODI23321739857618148.181028883.3621051711146
T20I102941919096325.451560122.3700712271
IPL55541410178125.43822123.720036646
Bowling Career Summary
Game TypeMInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test1057964822/42/43.024.048.000
ODI2336423500/00/05.00.00.000
T20I102
IPL552122400/110/1112.00.00.000

5. David Warner Is The 5th Current Most Run-scorer, with 7311 runs in 2021.

Dawid warner

Australian opener David Warner is another swashbuckling opener who often plays against the flow of the game. David Warner made his Test debut in 2011 and has since delivered consistent performances, with a particularly impressive record at home. The left-hander is also the last Test batsman to score a triple century.

In 86 games with 24 centuries, the 33-year-old warner averages 48.09 with a healthy strike rate of 72.68. Warner’s best score of 335 * came against Pakistan in 2019 at the Adelaide Oval. With the Ashes series, which consists of five Tests, set to take place in Australia later this year, the New South Wales batsman hopes to overcome his recent hot and cold run in the whites.

Warner Batting & Bowling Career Stats.

Batting Career Stats.

FormatMInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test861597731133548.11005872.692423085956
ODI1281265545517945.08571095.531802357185
T20I81819226510031.461621139.73101821989
IPL14814819544712642.223887140.134050526200
Bowling Career.
FormatMInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test861934226942/452/454.7267.2585.500
ODI12816800/80/88.00.00.000
T20I81
IPL14811200/20/20.00.00.000
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