IND vs ENG: All the records that can be broken during India vs England Test series- The highly-anticipated India tour of England will kick start on August 4 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Virat Kohli and Co will be aiming to win their first series in England after a gap of 13 years. They have lost three series on a trot in England since the 1-0 win in 2007. On the other hand, England will be looking to avenge their defeat over India after a 3-1 loss earlier this year. The interesting battle will be a joy for the cricket fans where they can also witness a number of records that can be broken during the Test series. Here’s a look at all the records that can be broken during India vs England Test series.
IND vs ENG: All the records that can be broken during India vs England Test series
The India skipper is just 453 runs away to complete 8000 runs in Test cricket. He has scored 7,547 runs in 92 matches (155 inns) at an impressive average of 52.04 with the help of 27 centuries and 25 fifties. He needs 258 runs to complete 2000 runs against England. And, a couple of centuries on taking on the elite list with Rahul Dravid, Alastair Cook, and Sachin Tendulkar to smash 7 centuries against England.
India’s batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara can also complete 7,000 runs in Test cricket. He has slammed 6267 runs in 86 matches (144 inns) at an average of 46.08. He has hit 18 tons and 29 fifties. He needs 528 runs to complete 2000 runs against England. Besides Kohli, Pujara also needs a couple of hundreds to join Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Alastair Cook on the elite list.
IND vs ENG: Ajinkya Rahane
India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is also not too far behind 5,000 Test runs. He has scored 4647 runs in 74 Tests at an average of 41.72 which includes 12 centuries and 23 fifties.
He can also overtake Murali Vijay (12), G Vishwanath (14) in terms of Test centuries.
IND vs ENG: India allrounder R Ashwin is on the verge of completing 3000 runs in Test cricket. In doing so, he can overtake Syed Kirmani (2759) and MAK Pataudi (2793). The 34-year-old has scored 2685 runs in 79 Tests with the help of 5 centuries. He needs 30 more runs to complete 1000 runs in Tests against England.
The lead India spinner is just a few wickets away to go past Harbhajan Singh (417) and Kapil Dev (434). He has taken 413 scalps in 79 Test matches. The right-arm spinner needs 12 wickets to complete 100 scalps against England.
IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma
India opener Rohit Sharma is also likely to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket. He is just 321 runs away to reach the figure as he looks to create new records on England soil. He would look to emulate his limited-overs genius in Test cricket.
Another India allrounder R Jadeja has slammed 1985 runs in 52 Tests. He is highly likely to complete 2000 runs in the opening Test. He is in superb form after smashing 75 runs in the practice Test in Durham.
IND vs ENG: Jadeja needs 16 wickets to overtake Javagal Srinath (236) among wickets tally.
India speedster who played his 100th Test during the England tour of India will have the chance to go ahead of Zaheer Khan’s record of 311 wickets. He needs just 6 wickets to dethrone the former India pacer. The right-arm pacer has taken 306 wickets in 102 Test matches.
IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant
India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant can complete 2000 runs if he can score 597 runs in 5 match Test series. He has scored 1403 runs in 21 Tests with the help of 3 tons, 2 against England.
India pacer Mohammad Shami needs 16 wickets to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. He has taken 184 wickets in 51 matches. The pace spearhead is expected to play a key role for India in the upcoming contest.
IND vs ENG: Jasprit Bumrah
India pacer Jasprit Bumrah would look to forget his failure against New Zealand and start afresh for the upcoming series. He needs 17 wickets to complete 100 Test wickets.
England captain is just 286 runs away from completing 9000 runs in Test cricket. By doing so, he can overtake Graham Gooch’s record of 8900 runs. He is also just 211 runs away to complete 2000 runs against India.
IND vs ENG: James Anderson
The England pace spearhead needs a couple of wickets to go past India legend Anil Kumble (619). He has taken 617 wickets in 162 matches (most among pacers). He is only behind Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Kumble on the elite list.
India tour of England: All the records that can be broken during the India vs England Test series
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