India vs England: 5 big records that can be achieved in the Lord’s Test

India vs England: 5 big records that can be achieved in the Lord’s Test
India vs England: 5 big records that can be achieved in the Lord’s Test

India vs England: After a rain-washed encounter in Nottingham, the focus now shifts to second test at Lord’s. Virat Kohli-led India will look to go 1-0 up against Joe Root’s England after missing out on the lead in the opening Test. With Shardul Thakur doubtful for the upcoming Test, either pacer Ishant Sharma or spinner R Ashwin could be drafted into the India squad. England, on the other hand, are expected to make a handful of changes amid string of issues in the batting department. Here we look at 5 big records that could be achieved in the upcoming Test.

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India vs England: 5 big records that can be achieved in the Lord’s Test

Mohd Shami

India’s pace spearhead Mohd Shami can complete 200 wickets if he picks 12 wickets in the Test match. He has taken 188 wickets in 52 Tests.

Jasprit Bumrah

Yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah, who took the England bowlers by storm in the second Test, needs 8 wickets to complete 100 wickets in his 22th Test. He had taken 9 wickets in the Nottingham Test.

Joe Root

England captain Joe Root needs 4 runs to overtake Graham Gooch to become second-highest run-scorer in Tests. He has scored 8887 runs in 106 Tests at an average of 49.

The 30-year-old is only 1 win behind overtaking Michael Vaughan as most successful captain in Tests for England. The two of them stands equally with 26 wins each.

Notably, the inform right-handed batsman needs a couple of tons to equal Kevin Pietersen’s tally on 23 tons in Test cricket.

Virat Kohli

If Virat Kohli can smash a century in the upcoming fixture, he can overtake Steve Smith, Graeme Smith and Allan Border. They currently stand together with 27 tons in Test cricket. The century will also take him past Ricky Ponting as captain. The duo have 41 centuries each as skipper in international cricket.

The 32-year-old can also enter the top 5 list of most successful captains if he wins the upcoming Test. Kohli is currently equal with Clive Llyod with 36 wins each. Others in the list are Graeme Smith, Allan Border, Stephen Fleming and Ricky Ponting in chronological order.

R Ashwin

India ace spinner R Ashwin is only 3 wickets behind Harbhajan Singh (417 wickets). He can also take over Kapil Dev (434) later in the series.

India vs England: 5 big records that can be achieved in the Lord’s Test

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