India vs England 2021: Top run-scorers

Rohit Sharma had the biggest impact as a batsman in the recently concluded four match test series between India and England.

Joe Root 368 

Joe Root finished the 4 match test series between India and England as the highest run scorer with 368 runs at an average of 46. However, that is hardly a reflection of how well he batted throughout the series.

Apart from the first innings of the Chennai test where he made 218 runs, Root struggled for consistency in the remaining matches. He scored his runs at a strike rate of 54.43 which was not great given the pace at which the matches were moving in the series and every other bowl had a batsman’s name on it.

After his double century in the first test at Chennai, he failed to score a single half century and gradually began looking more and more susceptible to spin bowling in the line of the wickets.

Still, it was by dint of his special knock at Chennai that he finished the series as the highest run scorer.

Rohit Sharma 345 

Rohit Sharma made 345 runs from 7 innings in the series at an average of 57.50. He was in fact the standout batsman in the series. His knock of 161 in the second innings of the Chennai test was the deciding knock of the series as it put India in ascendancy.

Sharma faced 595 balls for his 345 runs and struck one century and one half century with the help of 43 fours and 5 sixes. What was good to see is that Sharma demonstrated the ability to bat long. As opposed to his flair for big shots, he showed that he could hold one end up as well and negotiate fiery spells.

Rishabh Pant 270 

Rishabh Pant finished as the second highest run scorer for India in the test series with 270 runs from just six innings. His average of 44, particularly as a wicket keeper batsman was impressive, but what was even more impressive was his strike rate of 84.1.

The pace at which he scored his runs meant that Pant had a massive impact on the overall outcome of the series. His highest of 101 in the last test match was the final nail in the coffin for England in the series while his two half centuries also came at crucial junctures.

With the gloves as well, Rishabh Pant did not make a lot of errors and was a revelation.

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