World Test Championship 2023-25: Key Performances and Statistics

Unveiling 2023-25 World Test Championship: Key Stats & Performances!

World Test Championship 2023-25: Key Performances and Statistics

The third edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) has already seen some thrilling contests and surprising results, from the West Indies’ stunning victory at The Gabba to India’s remarkable comeback at home against Ben Stokes’ England.

Currently, Rohit Sharma’s India leads the WTC table with a point percentage of 68.51, followed by Australia and New Zealand in second and third place respectively.

World Test Championship 2023-25 Standings

As the WTC enters a temporary hiatus until after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June, we take a look at the leading performers in various statistical categories in this edition of the championship.

Most Runs

India’s rising star Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made his debut in this cycle of the WTC, tops the run charts with 1028 runs at an average of 68.53. The majority of his runs came in the five-match Test series against England, where he amassed a staggering 712 runs.

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Following closely in second place is ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year 2023, Usman Khawaja with 943 runs. England’s Zak Crawley, with 887 runs, has been impressive in this iteration of the WTC and sits at the third place.

Most runs in WTC 23-25

Batter Team Runs Average
Yashasvi Jaiswal India 1028 68.53
Usman Khawaja Australia 943 41
Zak Crawley England 887 46.68
Mitchell Marsh Australia 750 46.87
Steve Smith Australia 738 35.14

Most Wickets

Australia, the reigning World Test Championship winners, dominate the list of highest wicket-takers in this ongoing cycle of Test action. Pacer Josh Hazlewood is the only player with more than 50 wickets so far. His best figures during this run came in a match-winning 9/79 against the West Indies in Adelaide earlier this year.

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He is followed by fellow Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, both with 48 wickets. Nathan Lyon is fourth, while India’s Ravichandran Ashwin sits at the fifth place.

Most wickets in WTC 23-25

Bowler Team Wickets Average
Josh Hazlewood Australia 51 20.45
Pat Cummins Australia 48 26.2
Mitchell Starc Australia 48 28.37
Nathan Lyon Australia 43 21.79
R Ashwin India 42 21.69

Highest Score

Southpaws lead the list when it comes to the highest scores in the championship. At the top is Rachin Ravindra, whose 240 won New Zealand the opening Test against South Africa in Mount Maunganui.

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Jaiswal’s sublime back-to-back double tons against England in Vizag and Rajkot occupy second and third places on this list, while Pakistan’s Saud Shakeel and Abdullah Shafique sit at the fourth and fifth place courtesy of their rich returns against Sri Lanka in July 2023.

Highest scores in WTC 23-25

Batter Team Opposition Score
Rachin Ravindra New Zealand South Africa 240
Yashasvi Jaiswal India England 214*
Yashasvi Jaiswal India England 209
Saud Shakeel Pakistan Sri Lanka 208*
Abdullah Shafique Pakistan Sri Lanka 201