Most Runs in Tests 2017 (Full List): Steve Smith vs Joe Root vs Cheteshwar Pujara

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This article about the Most Runs in Tests 2017 will let you know about the latest standings of Top-Scorer batsman this year in this format of the game. Surprisingly, there are few names other than Kohli, Smith or Root on top. A  Test series or two are scheduled to happen by the end of this year, so we’ll also be telling which one of your favorite cricketers is most likely to end this list of Most Runs in Tests 2017.

Even though shorter formats of the game are booming around, it won’t be apt to say that they are giving Test cricket run of their money.  The prestigious longest format of the game, Test cricket has its dedicated fans and is known as the classiest formats prevailing know days.  Test Cricket has its own charm as it is best known for evaluating the young cricketers. It should be kept noted here that this 5-day format of the game is all about their resilience, consistency, fitness, and temperament.

It will be worth mentioning here that many of the young cricketers take T20 as a priority as it is more of the entertainment and easy going as compared to the 5-day long Tests. But still, the legend cricketers suggests budding cricketers to stick with the Test format of the game as it nurtures and polishes your qualities, either as a bowler or even as a batsman. Babar Azam, who is regarded as commander of the new generation batsman has scored brilliantly in shorter formats of the game like T20Is and ODIs, but when it comes to Test cricket, the Pakistani prodigy has a minimal average of 23.75.

Same goes for the typical Test cricketers, who can’t fill in the boots of any other player in formats like ODI’s and T20s. The aforementioned statement can be backed with an example of Indian Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara, who besides scoring big in the Tests, has a regrettable average of 10.20 in the 5 ODIs he played.

Coming back to the list of Most Runs in Tests 2017,  we can see some of the surprise inclusions on the top ranks as the star batsman’s like Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, and Joe Root sit back.  It should be kept noted here that Steve Smith and Joe Root are very much on the scene and with Ashes coming they can uplift themselves on the list. Although, when it is about Virat Kohli, the top scorer in all formats of the game this year he has done nothing much to cheer for in Test matches this year.

Virat Kohli – Most Runs in Tests in 2017

The Kohli fans would surely have been disappointed with his recent form in this prestigious format of the game as he has only raked 449 runs off 7 Test Matches with maintaining an average of 44.90. Even with Kohli making full use of Sri Lanka Test series at home ground, it will still be very difficult for him to end up as the most runs scorer in Test matches this year.  Kohli’s poor form in Test cricket wouldn’t have hurt Indian Cricket fans very much as Cheteshwar Pujara’s brilliance with the bat kept India going in Test matches this year.

Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla – Most Runs in Test in 2017

Right now at the top of List of Most Runs in Tests in 2017, we have the South African opening Test duo, Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla on top. The SA duo has played superbly through this year in test cricket but it won’t be sufficient for them to end this year on top of the list. The reason behind Amla on top following Elgar is the most number of Test matches (11) they have played so far. It will be pertinent to mention here that Proteas won’t be playing any Test match by end of this year, on the other hand, teams like Sri Lanka, India Australia, and England yet have to play a Test series each by end of this year.

Dimuth Karunaratne – Most Runs in Tests 2017

It might be his first time to get among the big Test scoring lads in this list of the top run scorer in Tests this year, but he actually has worked hard for it and his brilliant performances against India and then Pakistan in Test series is a solid proof of it. Karunaratne has an overall Test average of 36.86 but specifically this year in Test cricket, he has scored 940 runs in 10 games with an average of 47. As still, 2 –Test match series is on the cards for Sri Lanka against India, it seems that Karunarate has some great chance to end up as table topper this year.

Steve Smith vs Joe Root vs Cheteshwar Pujara – Most Runs in Tests 2017

Apart from Sri Lankan left-hander, these bigwigs have some great chance of making it to the top as King Kohli seems not in the race for most runs scorer in Tests this year.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Currently, he is 4th on the list of Most Runs in Tests 2017, sitting right behind the Sri Lankan leftie Karunaratne. This Indian great has scored impressively and is regarded as the Test specialist in the Indian squad as in 8 matches he played this year, he has scored 851 runs with an eye-opening average of 70.91.  Keeping his ongoing form in view, it won’t be wrong to say that, Puajara has some serious chance to get on the top with scoring big in the 2-Test match series against Sri Lanka, scheduled to take place next month.

Joe Root

The English skipper is all set to lock horns with Australia as November will be the time for Ashes. Joe Root might have some extra pressure on his shoulder because of Stokes absence but it will be interesting to see how he’ll be taking things along under-pressure. Right now, Root is 6th on the list of Most Runs in Tests 2017 with scoring 766 runs in 8 Test matches he has played so far. At the same time, one can’t ignore his average of 60.75 in Test matches this year.

Steve Smith

The Aussie skipper is sitting close to Root in the list of top scorer in Tests this year as he’s 8 on the list with scoring 701 runs in 7 games this year, with keeping up with an average of 53.92. Smith also have great chance to get some uplift to the top on the list of most runs scorers in Tests this year as still, they have to play 4 Test matches by the end of this year.

Most Runs in Tests 2017 (Full List)

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
D Elgar (SA) 11 20 0 1097 199 54.85 2162 50.74 5 4 1 138 3
HM Amla (SA) 11 20 1 942 137 49.57 1733 54.35 3 4 1 129 4
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 10 20 0 940 196 47.00 2044 45.98 3 3 1 80 2
CA Pujara (INDIA) 8 13 1 851 202 70.91 1849 46.02 3 4 1 79 2
Mushfiqur Rahim (BDESH) 8 16 2 766 159 54.71 1602 47.81 2 3 0 80 7
JE Root (ENG) 7 12 0 729 190 60.75 1100 66.27 2 5 0 108 1
F du Plessis (SA) 10 17 4 706 135* 54.30 1265 55.81 1 6 1 90 2
SPD Smith (AUS) 7 14 1 701 178* 53.92 1315 53.30 3 2 0 78 1
BKG Mendis (SL) 10 20 0 669 194 33.45 1161 57.62 2 1 1 77 7
Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH) 7 14 0 665 217 47.50 956 69.56 2 3 1 87 1
SD Hope (WI) 7 14 2 658 147 54.83 1495 44.01 2 3 0 79 2
N Dickwella (SL) 8 16 1 639 83 42.60 839 76.16 0 6 0 70 4
LD Chandimal (SL) 9 18 2 637 155* 39.81 1490 42.75 2 3 1 59 2
DA Warner (AUS) 7 14 0 612 123 43.71 828 73.91 3 2 0 75 6
RL Chase (WI) 7 14 2 609 131 50.75 1283 47.46 2 3 1 68 3
Q de Kock (SA) 11 18 2 595 101 37.18 807 73.72 1 4 0 74 7
AN Cook (ENG) 7 13 0 572 243 44.00 1207 47.39 1 2 0 74 0
T Bavuma (SA) 11 19 1 565 89 31.38 1220 46.31 0 5 2 68 1
KL Rahul (INDIA) 7 11 1 547 90 54.70 936 58.44 0 8 0 67 2
AM Rahane (INDIA) 8 13 2 537 132 48.81 1002 53.59 1 3 0 56 4
Tamim Iqbal (BDESH) 8 16 0 537 82 33.56 1019 52.69 0 5 1 59 5
BA Stokes (ENG) 7 12 0 527 112 43.91 829 63.57 2 4 1 75 6
Azhar Ali (PAK) 6 12 0 504 127 42.00 1294 38.94 2 3 1 41 2
PSP Handscomb (AUS) 7 14 3 494 110 44.90 972 50.82 1 2 0 53 0
MT Renshaw (AUS) 7 13 0 492 184 37.84 1060 46.41 1 2 0 59 3
KC Brathwaite (WI) 7 14 0 473 134 33.78 1130 41.85 1 2 2 48 3
KS Williamson (NZ) 5 7 1 468 176 78.00 689 67.92 3 1 0 57 3
MDK Perera (SL) 8 16 3 452 92* 34.76 885 51.07 0 4 2 51 11
Soumya Sarkar (BDESH) 7 14 0 451 86 32.21 788 57.23 0 4 0 60 3
V Kohli (INDIA) 7 11 1 449 204 44.90 647 69.39 2 0 1 40 2
WU Tharanga (SL) 8 16 1 430 115 28.66 716 60.05 1 2 1 61 3
JM Bairstow (ENG) 7 12 0 389 99 32.41 607 64.08 0 3 0 54 2
Sabbir Rahman (BDESH) 8 16 1 382 66 25.46 713 53.57 0 3 3 48 4
WP Saha (INDIA) 8 10 2 379 117 47.37 765 49.54 2 1 1 27 5
TWM Latham (NZ) 5 8 1 376 177 53.71 686 54.81 1 2 0 50 2
KOA Powell (WI) 7 14 0 376 56 26.85 814 46.19 0 1 0 50 1
MM Ali (ENG) 7 12 1 361 87 32.81 496 72.78 0 3 1 48 3
S Dhawan (INDIA) 3 4 0 358 190 89.50 342 104.67 2 0 0 56 1
Sarfraz Ahmed (PAK) 6 11 1 350 72* 35.00 515 67.96 0 4 0 30 3
JA Raval (NZ) 5 8 0 345 88 43.12 766 45.03 0 3 0 43 0
AD Mathews (SL) 6 12 0 328 83 27.33 668 49.10 0 1 1 33 6
Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK) 4 8 2 327 99* 54.50 738 44.30 0 3 1 25 9
Younis Khan (PAK) 4 8 1 310 175* 44.28 699 44.34 1 1 1 29 4
Mahmudullah (BDESH) 6 12 0 310 66 25.83 605 51.23 0 2 1 44 2
JP Duminy (SA) 6 11 1 306 155 30.60 559 54.74 1 0 1 41 1
JO Holder (WI) 7 13 2 300 58 27.27 585 51.28 0 2 1 41 4
HM Nicholls (NZ) 5 7 1 292 118 48.66 503 58.05 1 2 1 35 0
Mominul Haque (BDESH) 6 12 0 290 77 24.16 584 49.65 0 2 1 37 1
RA Jadeja (INDIA) 7 10 4 288 70* 48.00 400 72.00 0 4 0 20 12
Asad Shafiq (PAK) 6 11 0 284 112 25.81 657 43.22 1 0 1 29 0

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