This time England cricket team looks in a full-fledged form Down Under after their previous tour to the country. Although England dominated the proceedings but we can hope that next decade could belong to India and it will be cleared in the next 7 months as the two teams play 9 Test matches before the 2021 ends.
The last time England toured India for a Test series, they lost 4-0. And the last time India toured England, they returned after losing 4 and winning 1 Test match in the five-match series.
Before the start of the much-awaited series between the two teams, let’s have a look at the Indian batsmen always dominated the proceedings whenever the two teams have locked horns –
Sachin Tendulkar (2535)
Team India’s highest run getter Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 2535 runs against England. The Master Blaster scored 7 tons and 13 half-centuries against the Three Lions, averaging solid 51.73. The India legend was close to completing his 100th international ton against England in 2011 but fell short by 9 runs.
Ironically, he was also never dismissed on a duck against England.
Sunil Gavaskar (2483)
The former India captain falls at second place scored 2483 runs in 38 Tests from 1971 to 1986. He scored 4 tons and 16 half-centuries against England. Gavaskar was the member of the first-ever Indian team which defeated England Down Under, 1-0, in 1971.
Rahul Dravid (1950)
Dravid is positioned at number 3, scored 1950 runs in 21 Tests against them, averaging solid 60.93. Dravid, who scored 95 on his Test debut against England in 1996, scored 7 tons and 8 half-centuries against the Three Lions.
The right-handed batsman scored 461 runs at 76.83, which included 3 centuries on India’s horror England tour in 2011. His Test heroics saw him return to the ODI team after 2 years.
Gundappa Viswanath (1880)
Gundappa Viswanath acquires the fourth spot by virtue of scoring 1880 runs with a solid averages 37.60 for his 1880 runs in 30 Tests from 1971 to 1982. He was also a member of the first-ever Indian team which registered a series-win over England scoring 128 runs in that series.
Dilip Vengsakar (1589)
Former India captain who sits at the fifth spot with 1589 runs scored a gritty century to help India earn a draw. In total, Vengsarkar scored five tons and six half-centuries against England.
While many Indian batsmen, including Tendulkar, failed to score a ton at Lord’s, Vengsarkar scored three centuries in 4 innings at the Home of Cricket. He scored 508 runs at Lord’s, most by any Indian batsman.