Continuing our study of Test performances in the year gone by.
Most runs-500 or more:
Babar Azam leads with 1184, while Root, Khawaja and Bairstow also crossed 1000. For India, only RR Pant appears here with 680.
Most 100s: 6 by Bairstow, 5 by Root
Most 50+s: 11 by Babar Azam, 9 by Usman Khawaja
Most 4s: 132 by Z Crawley, 128 by Bairstow
Most 6s: 26 by Stokes, 21 by Pant
Highest innings (150 or more):
A good year for double centuries, led by Latham’s 252 at the beginning of the year.Williamson and Warner scored doubles in their last Tests of the year. Only one from India, Jadeja’s 175*.
Best batting averages (Minimum 20 innings, all instances):
Only 7 instances here which meet the cutoff of 20 innings. Khawaja’s average of 67.50 is much higher than the second-placed Root with 45.75.
Best strike rates (Minimum 1000 balls faced, 40.00 and above):
Headed by Bairstow, Stokes and Root, who may be called the main proponents of Bazball.
No one from India here.
However, JJ Bumrah made the Test record for the most runs in an over (35 off England’s SCJ Broad) at Birmingham. The previous record was 28.