After a gap of more than a year, India are set to play their first match at home. India’s last home series was against Australia in January 2020 before action around the world came to a standstill in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The upcoming assignment against England will see India play four Tests, five T20Is, and three ODIs.
The Test series will start the international action in the country. The first two Tests will be held in Chennai before both the teams move to Ahmedabad for the next two games. After the Test series, they will also lock horns against each other in five T20Is and three ODIs. The Test series will be of huge importance for both sides as its outcome will decide their fate in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.
With New Zealand already taking one finalist’s spot, the other is up for grabs. Both India and England are still in the race for the final that is scheduled to take place at the Lord’s in June. With so much at stake, players from both sides will be determined to put up good efforts. And while only time will tell how the players perform, we are taking a look at five batsmen who have dominated the India-England Tests with the bat.
Here is the list of top 5 highest run scorers in India vs England Tests
5. Gundappa Viswanath – 1,880 runs:
At number five in this list is former India batsman Gundappa Viswanath. The legendary batsman played 30 Tests against England and scored 1,880 runs. He slammed four centuries and 12 half-centuries with a top score of 222 and averaged almost 38 against the English team. Overall, Viswanath played 91 Tests in his career that spanned from 1969 to 1983. He scored 6,080 runs at an average of 41.93 and slammed 14 centuries and 35 fifties.
4. Rahul Dravid – 1,950 runs:
At number four in the list is former India skipper Rahul Dravid. The former batsman was one of the very few Indian batsmen who enjoyed immense success in England. Dravid had made his debut in England in 1996 at the iconic Lord’s and had played a memorable knock of 95 while batting at number 7. Overall, he played 21 Tests against England and scored 1,950 runs with the help of seven centuries and eight half-centuries. 1,376 of those runs came in England at an average of 68.80.
3. Alastair Cook – 2,431 runs:
Alastair Cook is the only England player to find a place in this elite list. The former England skipper always relished playing against India. Incidentally, he made his debut as well as played his last Test against India and had scored centuries on both occasions. Talking about his record against India, Cook scored 2,431 runs in 30 Tests. He averaged 47.77 against India and hit seven centuries and nine fifties with a highest score of 294.
2. Sunil Gavaskar – 2,483 runs:
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar is the second-highest run-scorer in Tests between India and England. The legendary batsman played 38 Tests against England and scored 2,483 runs at an average of 38.2. Gavaskar also hit four centuries and sixteen half-centuries against England. One of the greatest openers to have graced the game, Gavaskar played a total of 125 Tests and scored 10,122 runs which was a record at one time. His 34 Test centuries was also a record before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar.
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 2,535 runs:
The most decorated batsman in the history of the game, Sachin Tendulkar played some of his best knocks against England. The former India batsman, who hit the first of his record 100 international centuries in England, played 32 Tests against the English team and scored 2,535 runs at an average of 51.73. He hit seven centuries and thirteen half-centuries against England.
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