5 Indian batsmen with most runs against England in Tests

5 Indian batsmen with most runs against England in Tests

India and England have produced stunning action on the cricket field over the years in the whites, and the contest between these two heavyweights has always been a visual treat for fans.

Virat Kohli Tests
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In what promises to be an enticing and mouth-watering prospect, India and England will battle it out in a five-match Test series. This series will get underway on 4th August 2021 and will be India’s first assignment of the second cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC).

India and England have produced stunning action on the cricket field over the years in the whites, and the contest between these two heavyweights has always been a visual treat for fans. And, there have been several Indian willow wielders who have immortalized themselves in the hearts of the connoisseurs of the game with their ravishing display against the England side.

In this article, let us take a look at 5 Indian batsmen who have scored the most runs against England in the longest and most demanding format of the game.

 5. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The 5th place in the list is occupied by the modern batting genius of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli. The current Indian skipper has played 41 innings in Test cricket against the England side and has plundered 1742 runs at an average of 45.84.

The 32-year-old has also scored 5 centuries and 7 half-centuries against England in Test cricket as well. Kohli’s highest score against England came in December 2016, when he smashed a magical 235 in Mumbai. The right-handed batting behemoth scored 25 fours and a six in his sparkling knock and helped India defeat England by an innings and 36 runs.

Kohli has played 92 Test matches for India and scored 7547 runs in Test cricket, at an excellent average of 52.04. He is also the only Indian batsman to score 7 double centuries in Test cricket as well. India’s fortunes in the upcoming Test series will depend a lot on how their batting talisman, Virat Kohli fares with the willow in hand against the England bowling attack.