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Top four test batsmen of this decade

August 25, 2020

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Durba

The test is the more drawn out organization of cricket, where a solitary match is played for five days. The two groups play two innings, and afterward, the champ is chosen. Test matches are the most seasoned organization of this game, and from the earliest starting point, there have been numerous changes. Yet, one thing that remaining parts consistent is that a test batsman has the class and aptitude which is no customary player has.

In every country, test performances decide the future of a player. This decade saw the retirement of many legendary players. Indian players like Rahul Dravid, VVS Lakshman, Sachin Tendulkar, and Virendra Sehwag. The fantastic trio of Sri Lanka; Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardane, and Sanat Jayasuriya. England’s class, like Ian Bell and Michael Strauss. There was a huge void created in cricket once these players left.

This decade also saw the rise of many fantastic players like; Alaister Cook, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jaques Kallis, Ross Taylor, Hashim Amla, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, etc. these players have made their mark in international cricket. Let’s know about the top four test batsmen of this decade.

Virat Kohli

If you’re talking about any list of batsmen, you can’t ignore the Indian skipper. Virat Kohli played his debut test match in June 2011 against West Indies. Virat wasn’t a hit in Tests in his early days. He didn’t perform in the longer format as it required patience. But, after his first century against Australia in 2012, Kohli gained his form. Though he didn’t perform well on foreign lands, he did a decent at home. Later, after a successful England tour, he made a permanent spot for himself in the national side at no. 4 with an impressive average of 54.

Steve Smith

Smith started his career in 2010 as a leg spinner for Australia and played at no. 8. He took the role of a batsman in 2011, and since then, he has played like a star. After 2013, he constantly played for the national side as batsmen at no.3 and 4. He is also called the ‘next Bradman’. Steve got this nickname due to his impressive batting average of 65 in international test cricket. Smith has scored 7277 runs in 73 matches, including 26 centuries and 29 fifties.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is the New Zealand's Captain in all types of cricket and is their best batsmen. He has played 80 test matches with a noteworthy normal of 51. In the wake of turning into the Captain in 2016, Williamson turned into the most youthful part on the planet to score a century against all test playing groups. He drove New Zealand to the Finals in WC 2019. He was additionally the player of the competition for his splendid exhibition.

Joe Root

Joe Root is the present Captain for England in the test. He debuted in 2012 against India and put up an impressive show; after that series, he played as a permanent no. 3 in his national side. He scored 7823 runs in 97 test matches scoring 17 hundred at an average of 47.7. 

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