A bunch of young cricketers has marked their arrival in Test cricket with pretty impressive note as among the seven batsmen who scored more than one thousand runs in Test cricket in the last days only two veteran batsmen scored more than thousand runs. But, the amazing factor about the new stats is that no Protea batsman has found a place in the list. The list is dominated by two English, one Kiwi and one Aussie and by three South Asian batsmen.
To know who topped the list scroll down:
7. Murali Vijay: 1008 runs ( Match 10, Innings 19 , Average 57.11, Highest 146)
India’s Murali Vijay celebrates his century during the third day of the cricket Test match between Bangladesh and India at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Narayanganj on June 12, 2015.
6. Kumar Sangakkara: 1052 runs ( Match 8, Innings16, Average 65.75, Highest 221)
5. Gary Ballance: 1071 runs ( Match 12, Innings 21, Average 56.36, Highest 156)
Gary Ballance of England bats during day two of 2nd Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley on May 30, 2014 in Leeds, England.
4. Steve Smith: 1108 runs ( Match 8, Innings 15, Average 100.72, Highest 192)
Steve Smith of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the Second Test match between Australia and the West Indies at Sabina Park on June 11, 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica.
3. Kane Williamson: 1120 runs ( Match 9, Innings 17, Average 80.00, Highest 242*)
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson hits a four on the third day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord’s cricket ground in London on May 23, 2015.
2. Younis Khan: 1148 runs ( Match 9, Innings 17, Average 76.53, Highest 213)
Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan runs between the wickets during the first day of the three-day warm-up match between Sri Lanka Board President’s XI and Pakistan at the Colts Cricket Stadium in Colombo on June 11, 2015.
1. Joe Root: 1318 runs ( Match 12, Innings 20, Average 82.37, Highest 200*)
Joe Root of England bats during day one of the 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord’s Cricket Ground on May 21, 2015 in London, England.