Top 5 England batsmen with the most runs against India in Tests

Top 5 England batsmen with the most runs against India in Tests

By the end of the upcoming four match Test series against India, Joe Root might overtake two other batsmen who are currently ahead of him.

Joe Root
Joe Root. (Photo Source: Twitter)

INTRIGUING. MOUTH-WATERING. HIGHLY ANTICIPATED. These are some of the words that would be used when an Indian fan is asked to describe the upcoming Test series between India and England. The two sides will clash in a pulsating four-match rubber that will kick off on 5th February 2021 on Indian soil.

And, both sides are entering the series on the back of resounding success. While England gave a mauling to Sri Lanka, defeating them 2-0 on Sri Lankan soil, India too, defeated Australia 2-1 in Australia and retained the Border- Gavaskar trophy. For India, regular skipper Virat Kohli will return back to the playing arena after missing out on the last three Tests against the kangaroos for personal reasons.

Over the years, several England batting behemoths have piled on the runs against India in Test cricket. On that note, let us take a look at the top 5 England batsmen with the most runs against India in Tests.

5. David Gower

David Gower
David Gower. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

David Gower was one of the most respected willow wielders in his playing days. The left-handed batting legend featured in 117 Test matches for England in a career that spanned well over a decade and scored 8231 runs at an average of 44.25. He is the fifth-highest run-scorer for England in the whites.

And, Gower had a very good record against India in Tests. He played 37 innings against the Indian side and scored 1391 runs at an average of 44.87. Gower scored 2 hundreds and 6 fifties in Tests played against India.

The 200* that the left-hander scored against India in the year 1979 at Birmingham will go down as one of the best innings from his willow. Coming in with the scorecard reading 235/3, Gower piled on the misery on the Indian bowlers, scoring a brisk 200 off just 279 balls. His innings was composed of 24 glorious hits to the fence. Gower retired from Test cricket in the year 1992.