In terms of the Indian Test team, rating its top five men’s Test batters in 2022 will go down in history. The Indian team had a memorable year this year because they won two whitewash series and kept their 100% home Test win record.
Two of India’s last three Test matches against South Africa were played away from home in 2022. In the three-match series, the visitors held a 1-0 advantage but lost the final two Tests to South Africa, who won the series 2-1. After that, Sri Lanka played a two-match series against India, in which it lost 0-2.
After that, India went to England for the rescheduled fifth Test, which they lost, and the series ended in a 2-2 draw. Jasprit Bumrah was in charge of the team, and they lost. In 2022, the Indian team defeated Bangladesh in a series by a score of 2-0 away from home.
A few major names like Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul neglected to score a solitary Test hundred in 2022. None of these players even completed in the Main 5 of the Indian group’s batting outlines in Test cricket this year.
We will now list and rate the top five Indian Test run scorers of this year in this list.
#5 Ravichandran Ashwin – 8.5/10
Not very many fans would have anticipated Ravichandran Ashwin (265) to score more Trials than KL Rahul (137) and Rohit Sharma (90) joined in 2022, however, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder brought his ‘A’ game to the table in the batting office and finished the year as the group’s fifth-most elevated run-getter.
He started the year with a 50-ball 46 against South Africa in the New Year’s Test, then he won the match with a 62 against Sri Lanka at home and two 58s and 42s in the home Test series against Bangladesh.
#4 Ravindra Jadeja: 9.5/10
2022 was probably his best Test cricket season as a batter. The all-rounder scored 328 runs at an incredible average of 82 in just three matches. He scored a century in the rescheduled Test against England, followed by a 175-run knock against Sri Lanka.
Due to an injury, Jadeja was unable to play in the series against Bangladesh. If not, he might have scored more than 400 runs by the end of the year.
#3 Cheteshwar Pujara – 8/10
Pujara scored 409 runs in 10 innings across five Test matches in 2022. With a stunning 102-run knock against Bangladesh in Chattogram, he broke his century drought.
Pujara was the third-most elevated run-scorer in Test matches for the group this year, yet 2022 was not the greatest year of his vocation.
#2 Shreyas Iyer – 9/10
Shreyas Iyer took Ajinkya Rahane’s place in the middle order and made a name for himself in the team by putting on great games. In Test cricket, the right-handed batter finished 2022 as the nation’s second-highest run-getter.
Iyer struck out four in his eight innings, scoring 422 runs. He only wishes he could have scored a hundred on the Test in 2022. In 2023, it will be interesting to see how he does.
#1 Rishabh Pant – 9.5/10
This year, Rishabh Pant scored the most runs for the nation in Tests. In seven Test matches, he scored 680 runs at an average of 61.81 with a strike rate of 90.9. The left-handed batter scored a century in both England and South Africa.
India ended 2022 on a winning note thanks to Pant’s crucial knock of 93 runs in the second Test against Bangladesh.