These tables cover all Test matches in the calendar year 2016.
This post concentrates on batting.
Most runs (500 and above):
As many as 7 with over 1000 runs (including 4 from England). Root just edged out Bairstow.
4 centuries each by V Kohli, S Smith and MM Ali.
The most scores of 50+ are 13 by JE Root and 11 by JM Bairstow. Three others have 9.
Highest innings scores (140 and above):
Headed by a newcomer KK Nair and a relative veteran in Azhar Ali. This was Nair’s maiden Test century. V Kohli had three scores of 200 and above. BA Stokes’s 258 was the highest by any No 6 batsman in Tests, surpassing KD Walters’s 250 in 1976-77.
Highest batting averages (Minimum 15 innings, 20.00 and above):
Also note the highest strike rates for a minimum of 15 innings: Warner (86.87), Sarfraz (70.33) and Stokes (66.76).
To be continued