Test 2023 Best Performer: Top performers in men’s cricket test in the year 2023

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Test 2023 Best Performer: Top performers in men’s cricket test in the year 2023: The champions of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle dominated the charts this year with some brilliant individual performances.

Australia was crowned 2023 World Test Championship winners after defeating India by 209 runs in the final at The Oval earlier this year. Not only in the final, but Australian players performed brilliantly throughout the year.

Let’s take a look at some Test numbers, starting with the highest run-scorer. Usman Khawaja finished 2023 with the most runs as the Australian team occupied the top four spots in the run-getters chart.

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New Zealand’s Kane Williamson scored the most centuries in 2023 with four, followed by Bangladesh’s Nazmul Shanto, Australia’s Usman Khawaja, and Steve Smith with three centuries each.

Test 2023 Best Performer: Top 10 run-scorers in Men’s Tests in 2023:

PlayerMatchesRunsHighest Inns Score100/50
Usman Khawaja (AUS)131210 at 52.60195*03-Jun
Steve Smith (AUS)13929 at 42.2212103-Mar
Travis Head (AUS)12919 at 41.7716301-May
Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)13803 at 34.9111101-Apr
Joe Root (ENG)8787 at 65.58153*02-May
Harry Brook (ENG)8701 at 53.9218601-Jun
Kane Williamson (NZ)7695 at 57.912154/0
Virat Kohli (IND)8671 at 55.9118602-Feb
Ben Duckett (ENG)8654 at 46.7118201-Mar
Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)6608 at 60.8017902-Mar

Test 2023 Best Performer: Top individual scores in an innings in 2023: 

PlayerRunsBalls45081Opposition
Kusal Mendis (SL)24529145248vs Ireland in Galle
Kane Williamson (NZ)21529644980vs Sri Lanka in Wellington
Saud Shakeel (PAK)208*36119/0vs Sri Lanka in Galle
Tagenarine Chanderpaul (WI)207*46745001vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
Nishan Madushka (SL)20533944948vs Ireland in Galle
Ollie Pope (ENG)20520845007vs Ireland in London

In the bowling list, the top wicket-taker position was also occupied by an Australian, with a total of four Australian players ranked in the top 10.

Test 2023 Best Performer: Top 10 wicket-takers in Men’s Tests in 2023:

PlayerMatchesWicketsBBIAverage4/5-fer
Nathan Lyon (AUS)1047Aug-6424.9504-Feb
Pat Cummins (AUS)1142Jun-9127.501-Mar
R Ashwin (IND)741Jul-7117.020/4
Stuart Broad (ENG)838May-5126.2803-Jan
Mitchell Starc (AUS)938May-7829.6303-Jan
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)733Jul-4219.3901-Feb
Prabath Jayasuriya (SL) 630Jul-5232.9601-Feb
Josh Hazlewood (AUS)7275/12626.0301-Jan
Taijul Islam (BAN)426Jun-7518.4602-Feb
Tim Southee (NZ)724May-6427.410/1

Top five bowling figures in an innings in 2023: 

PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsEconomyOpposition
Nathan Lyon (AUS)23.316482.72vs India in Indore
Gudakesh Motie (WI)14.543772.49vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)12.114273.45vs Australia in Delhi
Prabath Jayasuriya (SL)23.0105272.26vs Ireland in Galle
Noman Ali (PAK)23.087073.04vs Sri Lanka in Colombo

Most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper in 2023:

PlayerMatchesDismissalsCatchesStumpings
Alex Carey (AUS)13544410
Joshua Da Sliva (WI)631292
Jonny Bairstow (ENG)630291
Tom Blundell (NZ)729227
Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK)414131

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