Today we discuss the Cricketers with the most Test runs in 2017. The 2017 season saw India & South Africa win 7 test matches each; Hardik Pandya scored 26 runs from an over; Alastair Cook scored 244 not out against Australia during the Ashes. Here we talk about the batters who scored the most Test runs in 2017.
The Sri Lankan left handed batter, Frank Dimuth Madushanka Karunaratne, was part of the national team in 2017. Karunaratne would scored 1031 runs from 26 innings of 13 test matches at an average little below 40. His scores would include 4 fifties and 3 hundreds while scoring these runs and his highest score was 196 against Pakistan Cricket team at Dubai. With these statistics, Dimuth Karunaratne featured in the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2017 as he became the highest run- scoring batter for Sri Lanka.
4. Virat Kohli (India)
The Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli gathered 1059 runs from 16 innings of 10 test matches at an average of 75 in the year 2017 in test cricket. Kohli would score 5 hundreds and a fifty; his highest score being 243 came against Sri Lanka at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. With these statistics, Virat Kohli featured in the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2017. His other hundreds were 204 against Bangladesh at Hyderabad, 103 not out against Sri Lanka at Galle, 104 not out against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata & 213 against Sri Lanka at Nagpur.
3. Dean Elgar (South Africa)
The left handed batter, Dean Elgar, was a part of the South African Cricket team in Test Cricket in 2017. Elgar would go on to score 1128 runs from 21 innings of the 12 matches he played in the year at an average of 53+. His scores included 4 fifties and 5 hundreds; Elgar‘s 199 against Bangladesh Cricket team at Potchefstroom was his best score of the year in the longest version of international cricket. With these runs, Dean Elgar made to the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2017 as he became the highest run- scoring batter for South Africa.
2. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
The Indian No. 3 Batter in the test team, Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara, would score 1140 runs in 2017 from 18 innings of 11 test matches at an average of 67. Pujara would score 4 hundreds & 5 fifties from the season and his highest score was 202 against Australian Cricket team at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. With these statistics, Cheteshwar Pujara made to the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2017. His other hundreds were 153, 133 & 143 against Sri Lanka Cricket team.
1. Steve Smith (Australia)
The Australian right handed batsman was part of the national team in 2017. Steven Peter Devereux Smith scored 1305 runs from 20 innings of 11 test matches at an average of 76+. Smith would score 3 fifties and 6 hundreds while scoring these runs and his highest score was 239 against England Cricket team at WACA Ground, Perth. With these statistics, Steve Smith featured in the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2017.
These were the leading run scorers in test cricket in 2017, the ones who featured among the top few. This is it for today. Hope you liked it, don’t forget to comment in your thoughts and questions. Stay well and keep reading about our Test Cricket stars.
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