Ind vs Eng Test series: From Joe Root to Virat Kohli, top 5 batsmen to watch out

Ind vs Eng Test series- England is set to play four-match Test series against India in February-March 2021. The three lions are brimming with confidence after whitewashing Sri Lanka 2-0 in their backyard. On the other hand, India is coming on the back of a series win against Australia in their backyard. These two teams’ current form will prove to be an excellent battle with key players expected to fire in the batting department. Here we discuss top India and England batsmen who will eye for big knocks in the Ind vs Eng Test series:

Ind vs Eng Test serie : Top 5 batsmen to watch out

Virat Kohli

The team India skipper loves playing England has already amassed over 1,500 runs at an average of over 49 against the Englishmen in Tests. He has scored five centuries, including a double century (235 in 2016) against the visitors in Mumbai. He needs just 682 runs in seven innings to become the fastest Indian to score 8,000 runs in Tests and break Sachin Tendulkar’s record. The latter had achieved the landmark in 154 inns.

Joe Root

The England captain is coming on the back of two daddy hundreds in Sri Lanka, including a double century. He scored 426 runs in two matches at an average of 106.5. Root has scored 1,421 runs against India in 28 innings which includes four hundreds and nine half-centuries. The talented batsman will try to give his best in his 100th Test for the Three Lions.

Cheteshwar Pujara

The modern wall of Indian cricket, Pujara will look to stand strong against England in the upcoming Test series. Known for his tremendous grit and determination, Pujarafaced record 928 deliveries in Australia and helped India emerge victorious on Australian soil and retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The 33-year-old would like to score a few centuries in home series as he failed to score a hundred in the previous series. Pujara has managed 1,339 runs against England in 33 innings which includes five hundreds, including a double hundred.

Jos Buttler

The England wicket-keeper batsman loves playing against India. Buttler has scored over 700 runs in just seven matches. The 30-year-old will be playing his 50th Test for England. He requires just 326 runs to reach 3,000 runs in Tests. Buttler was the third-highest run-scorer for the visitors in their recently concluded Test series.

Ajinkya Rahane

Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be full of confidence after leading the Indian pack to glory in Australia. He will be relieved of his duty in the upcoming Test and will be able to bat freely as Kohli comes back for the series. Rahane needs 405 runs to surpass MS Dhoni’s score of 4876 runs and become 13th highest run-scorer for India in Tests. Kohli’s deputy will aim to improve his record against England at home in Tests. He has managed just 63 runs in three Tests against England at home.

 

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