India’s victory in the Twenty20 International Series against Afghanistan has set the stage for the Test cricket match. Following their rout of their Asian rivals, India will now play the five-match Test series against England beginning on January 25.
In recent times, India and England are going head-to-head. Over the past 10 Test matches, the two countries have been evenly matched at 4–4. In anticipation of the next round of Test matches, let’s look at some data on the top Indian run scorers versus England.
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5) Gundappa Viswanath (1880 in 30 matches)
In India, Gundappa Viswanath amassed three hundreds as well as three fifties in Test matches against the English team. In Test cricket, Viswanath has scored 1830 runs against England. Among the most formidable hitters of his period, he was. When batting against the formidable English team, the hitter used to come to life. Having 1022 runs with an average of 36.50 across 17 Test matches, Viswanath is second among the list of all-time runs made by Indians versus England.
4) Rahul Dravid (1950 in 21 matches)
The current head coach of the Indian Cricket Team also features on this elite list of players. England was Rahul Dravid’s favourite opponent in his illustrious career. He was able to amass 1950 runs across 21 Test matches. He was not only dominant at home but also was India’s best asset in overseas tours in England.
3) Virat Kohli (1991 in 28 matches)
The opposition bowling lineup will find it difficult to contain Kohli if he gets going versus England. The English bowlers must, of course, get rid of him quickly. In Test matches against England, Virat Kohli needs nine more runs to get 2000 runs. Kohli has amassed 1991 runs with an average of 42.36 across 28 Test matches. The previous captain of Team India is surpassed in run scoring versus England by just two players.
2) Sunil Gavaskar (2483 in 38 matches)
Against the European nation, Sunil Gavaskar has amassed 2483 runs over 38 Test matches. Additionally, in this rivalry, Gavaskar ranks third in terms of runs scored. In 1979, Gavaskar made history by smashing 221 runs at London’s storied Oval Stadium. The knock, which prevented India from suffering a catastrophic defeat in the last Test, will always be ingrained in legend thanks to Gavaskar.
1) Sachin Tendulkar (2535 in 32 matches)
When it comes to most runs scored in Test matches between India and England, Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of the list. Sachin, has amassed 2535 runs over 32 matches including seven hundreds and thirteen fifties. In Test matches versus England, Sachin has posted an average over 51. He has also established his class through his incredible performances in the format that the English refer to as their own.