ICC World Test Championship: Best Average Of Number 9 -11 In The Tournament

Published - 28 Jun 2021, 11:21 PM | Updated - 27 Nov 2023, 04:22 PM

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The lower-order batsman had a big role to play in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship finals between India and New Zealand and they kept their team in the hunt. It showed the amount of effort the bowlers have put in the nets to keep contributing to their team.

The teams have now invested in bowlers who can bat and it can be an extra advantage to the team while choosing the playing XI. With regards to the contribution of these tailenders, it is time to look at the best average of the number 9 -11 in the World Test Championship.

Best Average Of Number 9 -11 In World Test Championship:

Bangladesh – 7.18

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Bangladesh cricket team (Photo: ICC)

The Bangladesh number 9 – 11 batsmen have contributed the least amount of runs in the World Test Championship with an average of just 7.18. Bangladesh finished at the bottom of the table in the points table of the tournament with just 20 points and they have most invested in mostly with spinners in the lower order.

India – 8.97

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The Indian number 9 – 11 batsmen have been surprisingly contributed very little to Indian batting which has been the only area of concern for the nation when it comes to Test cricket.

The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Ishant have been the regular 9-11 for India in the batting order, and India has an average of just 8.97 in the World Test Championship which is the second-lowest.

Pakistan – 9.78

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Pakistan has not been able to find fast bowlers who can bat a bit and this has been a major concern for them in the last few years. Pakistan has a relatively poor average of 9.78 from the 9 – 11 batsmen which is the third-lowest in the World Test Championship and this has been one of the reasons for their downfall as they finished sixth in the points table.

West Indies – 9.95

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West Indies Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

West Indies have had some decent enough contributions from their 9-11 batsman but still, they would look to improve on that aspect. West Indies have an average of 9.95 from their 9-11 batsman which is the fourth-lowest in the World Test Championship and they have mainly invested in fast bowlers like Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, and Kemar Roach who haven’t contributed much to the bat.

Sri Lanka – 10.09

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Sri Lanka’s performances in the World Test Championship were poor when compared to their ICC standards and they have generally been really good in ICC tournaments in the past.

They are still looking to rebuild their squad and their 9-11 batsmen have an average contribution of 10.09 runs which is the fifth-lowest in the World Test Championship 2021.

South Africa – 12.75

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South Africa test team. (Photo: Twitter)

South Africa’s top order has struggled a lot in test cricket and they are looking to rectifying certain errors that have been really costly. They finished fifth in the points table which is not ideal with the quality they have got in and their 9-11 contributions have an average of 12.75 with the bat which is the fourth highest in the World Test Championship 2o21.

England – 13.06

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England has been always getting enough contribution from their lower-order batsmen in the last few years and they bat very deep with even the number eleven able to contribute to the proceedings.

The England number 9-11 have a batting average of 13.06 which is the third-highest in the tournament and they have the capability to score a lot more runs than other teams.

Australia – 16.64

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The Australian side has been regularly going in with the combination of Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, and Pat Cummins as the number 9-11 batsmen and all these are capable of smacking it out of the ground.

They make a lot of valuable contributions to the score and have always been a big prick to their opponents. Australia has an average of 16.64 runs from their 9-11 batsmen which is the second-best in the tournament.

New Zealand – 19.96

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New Zealand Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand has the highest batting average among the numbers 9-11 in the batting order in the World Test Championship. The average of 19.96 is a huge asset to have and their contributions from these batsmen were very vital in their ICC World Test Championship final win.

The likes of Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee have contributed the best to New Zealand down the order with their bowling as well as batting.


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