Today we discuss the Cricketers with the most Test runs in 2018. The 2018-19 season saw India win Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. There were some individual records that were the highlights of test cricket in the year. Virat Kohli scored the maximum number hundreds as well as maximum number of 50 plus scores in the year. Tom Latham of New Zealand scored the highest individual score of the year with 264 not out against Sri Lanka at Wellington. Here we talk about the batters who scored the most Test runs in 2018.
5. Jos Buttler (England)
The Somerset born wicket-keeper batter, Joseph Charles Buttler, was part of the England Cricket team in Test Cricket in 2018. Buttler would go on to score 760 runs from 18 innings of the 10 matches he played in the year at an average little below 45. His scores included 6 fifties and a hundred; Buttler’s 106 against India at Trent Bridge, Nottingham was his best score of the year in the longest version of international cricket. With these runs, Jos Buttler made to the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2018.
4. Cheteshwar Pujara (India)
The Rajkot, Saurashtra born Indian No. 3 Batter in the test team, Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara, would be among runs in season 2018-19. Pujara scored 837 runs from 23 innings of 13 test matches at an average of 38. Pujara would score 3 hundreds & 4 fifties from the season and his highest score was 132 not out against England at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. With these statistics, Cheteshwar Pujara made to the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2018. His other hundreds were 123 against Australia at Adelaide and 106 against Australia at Melbourne.
3. Joe Root (England)
The top order batter, Joseph Edward Root, was a part of the England Cricket team in Test Cricket in 2018. Root would go on to score 948 runs from 24 innings of the 13 matches he played in the year at an average of 40+. His scores included 6 fifties and 2 hundreds; Root‘s 125 against India at The Oval, London was his best score of the year in the longest version of international cricket. With these runs, Joe Root made to the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2018 as he became the highest run- scoring batter for England.
2. Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
The Sri Lankan Wicketkeeper batter, Balapuwaduge Kusal Gimhan Mendis, was part of the national team in 2018. Mendis would scored 1023 runs from 23 innings of 12 test matches at an average of 46+. His scores would include 4 fifties and 3 hundreds while scoring these runs and his highest score was 196 against Bangladesh Cricket team at Chattogram. With these statistics, Kusal Mendis featured in the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2018 as he became the highest run- scoring batter for Sri Lanka.
1. Virat Kohli (India)
The Indian Cricketer-Captain was among runs in the 2018 season. Virat Kohli gathered 1322 runs from 24 innings of 13 test matches at an average of 55 in the year in test cricket. Kohli would score 5 hundreds and 5 fifties; his highest score being 153 came against South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion. With these statistics, Virat Kohli featured in the top 5 list for the most Test runs in 2018. His other hundreds were 149 against England at Birmingham, 103 against England at Trent Bridge, 139 against West Indies at Rajkot and 136 against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens.
These were the leading run scorers in test cricket in 2018, 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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