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2021 hasn’t been the year for batsmen as not many players have crossed the 1000 run-mark so far and the Covid-19 pandemic times haven’t helped the cause too. It has been very tough for the players to adapt to the quarantine procedures and it can take a heavy toll on the mental aspect of the players.
Despite all, certain batsmen have made it count this year and have gone into a consistent run of form so far in 2021. They have to grind through the tough times inside the hotels and they will not be able to be with their families straightaway. With all those said, it is time to look at the most centuries by batsmen in Test cricket in 2021.
4 Batsmen With The Most Centuries In Test Cricket In 2021:
Mominul Haque -2:
Mominul Haque is 4th on the list of most centuries by batsmen in Test cricket in 2021. The Bangladesh test skipper has been one of the mainstays of the batting lineup and has been a standout performer in the team. He has scored two centuries and one half-century so far in the longer format this year.
The left-hander has scored 489 runs in 9 test innings this year at an average of 61.12 and has the highest score of 127. Bangladesh hasn’t had the opportunity to play a lot more tests and it is very important for the captain to be among the runs.
Dimuth Karunaratne – 3:
The Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne is second on the list of most centuries by batsmen in Test cricket in 2021. The left-handed opener has been a revelation at the top of the order for the Sri Lankan side in the longer format and he has shown a lot of consistency as well.
Karunaratne has scored 624 runs in the 9 innings he has played at an average of 69.33 and is fifth in the leading run-scorers in Tests in 2021. He has scored 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries so far this year with a big double century that came against Bangladesh at the start of this year.
Fawad Alam – 3:
Fawad Alam has been the talking point of the Pakistan test side as he has done exceedingly well after making a comeback to the Test side after almost a decade. He made his debut in 2009 and the veteran batsmen have looked really good at the crease while playing some very crucial knocks for the side.
Alam has scored 513 runs in 11 innings in Tests this year at an average of 57. He has scored three centuries and one half-century this year with the highest score of 140. He has been holding the middle order together on the Pakistan side and has stepped up when needed the most.
Joe Root -6:
Joe Root has been in scintillating form in 2021 and no wonder, he is leading the batting charts for most runs in 2021. The England skipper has upgraded his gameplay to the highest order and has been one of the standout players despite England’s top order struggles. He has been scoring at a very good strike rate as well which is very key to his success.
Root has scored 1398 runs in 21 innings in Tests in 2021 at an average of 69.90. He has scored six Test centuries this year with three coming in the ongoing Test series in England against India and there are still two more tests to go in this series. He has moved on to the number two spot in ICC test rankings for batsmen and his numbers in 2021 will be tough to break.
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