West Indies vs India, 1st Test - Player Records and Milestones to Watch
Virat Kohli needs 150 runs to become the fifth leading run-scorer in international cricket.
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India's tour of the West Indies will feature five T20Is and three ODIs after a two-match Test series. Both India and the West Indies will play their first Test series in the 2023-25 World Test Championship cycle, starting from July 12, at Windsor Park, in Roseau, St. Dominica. The upcoming Test series will be the 25th between India and the West Indies, with the West Indies winning 12, India winning 10, and two series ending in draws.
India will be coming into the contest after a heartbreaking loss to Australia in the 2023 World Test Championship final. On the other hand, West Indies will be coming into the contest after their shocking exit from the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers.
Notably, this will be a memorable series for India and the West Indies as they will play their 100th Test match against each other.
Virat Kohli has scored 822 runs against West Indies in Test cricket at an average of 43.26, including two centuries and five half-centuries. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 60 wickets against West Indies in Test cricket at an average of 21.85 and an economy rate of 3.00. Kraigg Brathwaite has scored 448 runs against India in Test cricket with four fifties.
Here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 1st Test between West Indies and India:
Both teams have met each other 98 times in the history of Test matches, with West Indies winning on 30 occasions and India on 22 while 46 encounters ended up in a draw.
150- Virat Kohli needs 150 runs to become the fifth leading run-scorer in international cricket.
25 - Virat Kohli also needs 25 runs to become the fifth leading run-scorer for India in Test cricket.
143 - Joshua Da Silva needs 143 runs to complete 1000 runs in Test Cricket
13 - Virat Kohli needs 13 fours to complete 500 fours in away Test cricket
63 - Rohit Sharma (3437) needs 63 runs to complete 3500 runs in Test cricket
21 - Virat Kohli (8479) needs 21 runs to complete 8500 Test cricket runs
6 - Joshua Da Silva (94) needs six fours to complete 100 fours in Test Cricket
79 – Shubman Gill (921) needs 79 runs to complete the landmark of 1000 runs in Tests.
3 – R Ashwin (697) needs three scalps to reach 700 wickets in international cricket.
4 – Kemar Roach (396) is four scalps away from reaching 400 wickets in international cricket.
5 – Axar Patel (145) requires five scalps to complete 150 wickets across formats.
8 – Tagenarine Chanderpaul (42) requires eight fours to reach 50 fours in Tests.
1 – Ajinkya Rahane (49) is one game away from appearing in his 50th away Test match.
5 – Rohit Sharma (195) is five grabs away from reaching 200 catches across formats.
4 - Ashwin needs 4 more wickets to become the third Indian bowler with the most wickets against West Indies across formats.