New Delhi (SunstarTV Bureau): With less than a week to go before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, the Indian batting unit looks better and more experienced than its New Zealand counterpart in the WTC.
While India have as many as five batsmen among top 15 top scorers in the tournament, New Zealand have none.
New Zealand’s batting mainstay, skipper Kane Williamson, is the highest placed, at 16th in the list with 817 runs scored at 58.35. Part of the reason why he is so low in the run-getters’ list is because he has played just nine matches as against the Indians above him in the list who have played many more games.
Cheteshwar Pujara (818 runs in 12 matches at an average of 29.21), Mayank Agarwal (857 in 12 by at 42.85), Virat Kohli (877 in 14 at 43.85), Rohit Sharma (1030 in 11 at 64.37) and Ajinkya Rahane (1095 in 17 at 43.8) are all above Williamson. However, barring Sharma, no Indian has been able to match the New Zealander’s batting average.
Spin bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, lower down in the list with 469 runs in 10 matches, too has a better average (58.62) than Williamson.
Apart from Williamson, though, the rest of the Blackcaps batsmen have been unspectacular.