New Zealand emerged as the eventual champions of ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 after handing India an 8-wicket defeat in the final match. New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson stole all the limelight in the final match by scalping 7 wickets for 61 runs. The Kiwi pacer was acknowledged as the player of the match for his outstanding bowling attack. His teammates Tim Southee and Trent Boult also did a brilliant job by picking 5 wickets each.
On the Indian side, Mohammad Shami was the highest wicket-taker with 4 wickets in the 1st innings, while the other bowlers struggled to attack the opposition batsmen. In batting, Kane Williamson (49 and 51*), Ross Taylor (11 and 47*), and Devon Convoy (54 and 19) were among the best performers in the ICC World Test Championship final. On the Indian side, Ajinkya Rahane managed to score the highest knock of 49 runs in the 1st innings.
During the ICC World Test Championship, there were few players who gave spectacular performances throughout the tournament and stood out from the crowd. These players can also be considered among the Most Valuable Players (MVPs) in the tournament. Here we talk about 4 players who deserved to be the MVPs during ICC World Test Championship.
ICC World Test Championship: 4 Players Who Deserved To Be The MVPs
Marnus Labuschagne is the first player who deserves to be the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the ICC World Test Championship. The Australian batsman finished as the highest run-scorer of the tournament, smashing 1675 runs in 23 innings. The right-handed batsman had the highest batting average of 72.82 in the tournament.
The 27-year-old also smacked most 5 centuries in the tournament, out of which one knock was a double century of 215. Labuschagne also hit 9 half-centuries.