The Indian Test team is currently in England where they have to play a five-match series against the hosts. This series is going to be a big challenge for the Indian team and they would want to prove their mettle in the longest format. India are currently ranked number 2 in ICC Test rankings, and they lost to number 1 ranked New Zealand in the World Test Championship final.
India have failed badly in their last three tours of England. They lost 1-4 in 2018, 1-3 in 2014 and 0-4 in 2011. With a win on Australian soil in Border Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year, India would want to repeat those heroics in England as well. The biggest responsibility will be on the Indian batters as the bowlers have comparatively done well in the recent overseas tours. In this article, we will be listing out three current Indian batsmen with the most Test runs in England.
3) Cheteshwar Pujara
Indian middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is not in great touch currently. He has scored 523 runs in 20 innings of 10 Tests at an average of 27.52. He has hit one century and 2 fifties in England with a high score of 132*. The Indian team management will be hoping for a return in the form of Pujara.
2) Ajinkya Rahane
Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has aggregated 620 runs from 22 innings at an average of 29.52. He has slammed one hundred and 4 half-centuries with a high score of 103. Rahane’s recent form is also a cause of concern for India.
1) Virat Kohli
Indian captain Virat Kohli had a dream series in the last England tour in 2018. He scored 593 runs in 5 Tests and was chosen as the player of the series of India. Earlier in 2014, Virat had a horrible tour in England. Overall, the Indian skipper has scored 784 runs in 22 innings at an average of 35.63. He has hit 3 centuries and 3 fifties in England including a high score of 149. Virat is certainly going to be the most important player for India on this tour.