The World Test Championship (WTC) will be concluded on June 18. Two cricket juggernauts, team India and New Zealand will lock horns on the above-mentioned date to determine the winner of this phenomenal tournament.
Over the course of two years, fans witnessed a plethora of amazing knocks by Indian batsmen. As a result, India is in a great position to win an ICC trophy in almost a decade.
That being said, let’s take a look at the top 6 batting performances by Indian batsmen in the last two years.
Mayank Agarwal – 215 vs South Africa
Mayank Agarwal‘s tremendous double century back in 2019 against South Africa was truly a great inning. Agarwal came to open the innings with Rohit Sharma and the two openers hit the ground running. Mayank reached a total of 215 runs with the help of 23 fours and 6 sixes.
Virat Kohli – 254* vs South Africa
Any list about the best batting performances for the Indian cricket team is incomplete without the run machine Virat Kohli. The skipper lead the team from front against SA back in 2019 and played a memorable knock. The fact that Kohli dominated the South African bowlers on Pune’s green pitch is truly a testament for Kohli’s skills as a batsman. This innings by the skipper included 33 fours and 2 sixes.
Shubman Gill – 91 vs Australia
Shubman Gill has displayed the potential to become a recurring member for the Indian cricket team for years to come. Earlier this year, Gill announced his arrival to the Test format with a bang. He held his own against Aussie bowlers in the legendary Gabba stadium. Gill managed to score 91 runs including 9 fours and 2 sixes.
Rishabh Pant – 89* vs Australia
Not picking Rishabh Pant’s 89 runs not out knock against Australia in Gabba will be truly criminal. Thanks to this beautiful batting display by Pant, team India managed to defeat the Aussies in Gabba and entered the cricket history books. Pant smashed 9 fours and 1 six to help the team conquer this stadium for the first time since 1988.
Ajinkya Rahane – 112 vs Australia
During this series vs Australia in 2020, Ajinkya Rahane was given the responsibility to the lead the team. In a game where all the odds were stacked against the Indian team, Rahane lead the team from front. The skipper shut down the critics by scoring a fantastic 112 runs including 12 fours.
Rohit Sharma – 161 vs England
When Rohit Sharma debuted for the Indian Test team, many were skeptical about the decision. He is an excellent white-ball player, but can he do the same in the red-ball format? Well, the answer? Yes, he can. Rohit managed to put over 1000 runs in WTC and was a crucial player for the team. His WTC innings of 161 against England in early 2021 was out of the world. He reached that total with the help of 18 fours and 2 sixes while having the upper hand over the English bowlers.
These were the top 6 batting performances by Indian batsmen in WTC so far. Let us know your favorite in the comments section below.
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