Here we are about to discussion Top 5 Batting Performances in WTC 2019 – 2021
1. Steve Smith 144 (219) vs England , 1st Test 2019 Ashes :
You are playing a Test Match after waiting for more than 16 months and within an hour of the start, you find yourself at the crease with your team under pressure. Wickets are falling at the other end and your team is down to 122 for 8. And if this pressure is not enough, add to it the constant booing of the English crowd. In many cases, you will find the batter to give up. But when the batsman is Steve Smith, you cannot think of him giving up. In the very first inning of the WTC 2019 – 2021, he gave a statement driven performance by scoring a brilliant 144, 2 more than half of the team’s total. The applaudable thing in his innings was the way he batted with tailenders. All in all, this knock reminded everyone of Steve Smith – The King of Test Cricket.
2. David Warner 335*(418) vs Pakistan , 2nd Test , 2019 :
One of the most smoothest knock of recent times , this knock marked the true return of Warner in International Cricket . After having a terrible time in The Ashes , scoring only 95 Runs in 10 Innings , the stake was high for Warner in this home series against Pakistan . And he didn’t disappoint his fans by bringing up a roaring triple ton , that too at a strike rate of 80 .
3. Kyle Mayers 210*(310) vs Bangladesh , 1st Test 2021:
Chasing an improbable target of 395 , the Windies’ not so strong team was 3 wickets down for 59, when Kyle Mayers walked to the crease. A comfortable victory for Bangladesh was now looking like a mere formality with only 7 wickets required. But the debutante Mayers had some other plans. He didn’t want to let it go without a try. He joined hands with the non-striker and another debutante, Bonner and kept the runs coming for his team. And then at the end what he and his team achieved was unbelievable for the World Cricket as none were expecting this Windies Side to win in this way.
One of the Memorable Top 5 Batting Performances in WTC 2019 – 2021:
4. Rishabh Pant 89*(138) vs Australia , 4th Test , 2021:
20 Days before that heist by Windies, there was a similar heist done by the Third Choice Indian Team against the mighty Australians at their fortress, Gabba. The one player who was responsible for taking Team India over the line was the swashbuckling Pant scoring an attacking but equally responsible 89 against the likes of Cummins, Hazlewood and Starc. This inning and the series win shut the mouths of all those who were doubtful of Rishabh Pant’s abilities.
5. Ben Stokes 135*(219) vs Australia , 3rd Test 2019 Ashes:
No Doubt, the best knock of this WTC cycle. This knock and this match altogether was an eye-opener for all the T20 Cricket Romantics. Riding on his luck and bravado, Ben Stokes did the impossible that day by adding 76 Runs for the last wicket with Leach. After hitting the winning four, his roar and celebration were enough to see how improbable the task was . And it became another improbable task completed by Ben Stokes after World Cup 2019 Final.