Most Runs in Tests 2017 (Full List): Steve Smith vs Joe Root vs Cheteshwar PujaraPosted By: Editorial Staff | October 28, 2017
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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)
|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|
|Younis Khan (PAK)||4||8||1||310||175*||44.28||699||44.34||1||1||1||29||4|
|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|