We see many records new records being create and break every year in test cricket format whether it can be in terms of batting or bowling. When it comes to scoring most test runs in calendar year, it requires the form of batsman along with his batting skills. If we look at the players with most test runs in 2020 year where many great modern batsmans showed their class with red hot form.
Therefore, let’s have a look at the players who dominated the year 2020 in terms of most test runs for their respective nations by showing constant persistence and patience in whole year.
Top 5 Players With Most Runs In Test 2020
1. Ben Stokes
- The year 2020 thoroughly belongs to the current England test captain Ben Stokes, in terms of scoring most test runs in 2020 for his country. Ben Stokes played 7 test matches where he smashed 641 runs in a year, including 2-hundreds and 2-fifties with the quick strike rate of 62.17.
- Stokes playstyle has always been attacking when it comes to the test cricket. If the ball comes in his radar he won’t even think before sending it in the stands. One things which makes him different from many players is that, he has the tendency to do something unbelievable and extraordinary whether it’s fielding, batting, or bowling.
- He is popular as “big match player” which is absolutely correct to say, perhaps if you are unaware of his commitment then you need to watch the highlights of the Headingley test match vs Australia where he single handedly chased big total.
- Test series against West Indies in 2020, in that 2 match series he scored 343 runs and 9 wickets as well, which shows why he is been called as one the best all rounder not only in test but all three formats of the game.
2. Dom Sibley
- Another English batsman, who delivered some good performance in test cricket claims 2nd spot in the list of most test runs in 2020. Sibley’s batting somewhat looks like Alastair Cook in terms of his batting stance and backlift. Dom Sibley got opportunities in 9 matches out of those he made 615 runs in 2020 test year.
- If we look at his average in year 2020, it was 47.30 runs per inning which also includes 2- centuries and 2-half centuries with the highest score of 133 runs. Though, Sibley is not part of on going Ashes 2023 in England because of his inconsistent performance after 2020 in test cricket.
- England Cricket has backed young talent and gave enough opportunities where he did not able to capitalized those chances. If we put aside 2020 test performance of Sibley, he did not played any big knock which might be the reason of his exit from the national test team of England.
3. Zak Crawley
- Yet again a English batsman in this list, if you are thinking why most of the batter’s are from England, that simply because England’s plays most test matches in a year as compare to any other cricket playing nation which led to their players some extra matches than other international players but that does not mean we should not appreciate these records.
- Right handed batsman, Zak crawley gets 3rd place in terms of scoring most test runs in 2020 where he played 7 games in which he made 580 test runs with the average of 52.72 runs per inning.
- Zak Crawley plays for England as an opener where he even scored a double century of 267 runs against pakistan in 2020 test tour. I still remember, when he was batting he was looking like a unbreakable rock and was scoring runs at quick run rate which made the pakistani bowlers hopeless in that match.
- Likewise Dom Sibley, same goes with Zak Crawley after playing this tremendous inning of 267 runs he never able to play a big knock again from past 2 years, regardless of lack of consistency in scoring runs England Cricket still showing faith in him and giving chances in back to back test tours.
4. Kane Williamson
- The Elite member of Fab 4, Kane Williamson also finds his way in 4th position in the list most test runs in 2020 by scoring 489 runs in just 4 matches which is actually unreal stuff. Former New Zealand Captain, Williamson has the average of 83 runs per inning which is most by any player in this list which also contains 2-centuries and 2- fifties.
- His career best high score came in the year 2020 against West Indies, where he showed his pure masterclass of batting, persistence and patience which lead him to score mammoth 251 runs. Possibly he is a complete player of cricket, he can bat with high strike rate when it requires, he can play spin well, his technique is absolutely flawless and most importantly he can score runs irrespective of the conditions.
- Furthermore, Kane has earned massive respect for his spirit of the game and calmness in every part of the world. Especially in India where 3/4 of the fans loves Williamson not only for his game but also of his loving behaviour, it will not wrong to say that he is one of those player who has almost no haters.
5. Joss Buttler
- Last but not the least, England middle order batsman Jos Buttler is mainly known for his brutal hitting in T20 cricket but he is also a great test player, he even said in a interview that he if he gets chance to play rest of his life between T20 and Test what will he choose, his answers was to play test for rest of his life.
- Jos Buttler played 9 games and made 497 runs with 38.33 average in each innings, he even scored a hundred and 2 fifties and became the 5th player to feature in the list of most test runs in 2020 year.
- Moreover, Jos Buttler plays his most of the shot with his powerful and flexible wrist which makes him to score in every area of the ground effortlessly. At present, Buttler is not in the England’s test team due to horrible tour of 2021-22 Ashes tour in Australia, But when the question was asked about his comeback he said he is unsure about his return in test cricket.
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