India vs England 2020-21: 5 top Indian Test run-scorers against England
India and England would fight for the Anthony de Mello Trophy in a four-Test series, defended by the former. The two teams have shared a healthy rivalry since 1932 and have been involved in numerous record-scoring matches. India, traditionally, has had its run-scoring shares.
Cricket fraternity is gearing up for a massive clash between India and England in a four-Test series for the Anthony de Mello Trophy, defended by the former. With both sides coming off winning performances in unknown territories, the series promises to be a thriller in the format.
The two teams have traditionally seen players coming up with record-breaking performances in both the departments. Meanwhile, India too, has had its share of success in those departments.
Be it overseas or at home, there have been quite a few Indian batsmen, who have set an example apart to develop prolific performances against England. In the same light, we take a look five Indian batsmen, who have scored the most runs against England in Test cricket.
Dilip Vengsarkar: The former Indian batsman scored a century in his only second game against the side. Overall, he went on to score five tons and six half-centuries against the side. He also managed to score three centuries at Lord's, besides being the Indian with most Test runs at the venue. Overall, he has scored 1,589 runs against the side.
Gundappa Viswanath: Another prolific batsman to be ever produced by India, Vishwanath was a member of the side that registered the first series win in England, in 1971. He has scored the fourth-most runs against the side, of 1,880 runs.
Rahul Dravid: Next up is The Wall, who has to feature in the list. Known for his rock-solid defensive batting techniques, he scored 1,950 runs in 21 Tests, with an impressive average of 60.93. He has scored seven centuries against the side.
Sunil Gavaskar: The Little Master, too, has to be an honorary member of the list, as he is placed second, having scored 2,483 runs in 38 games. He was also a member of India's first series win in England, in 1971, along with Vishwanath, while the former possesses four tons against the side.
Sachin Tendulkar: At the top has to be the obvious one, in the form of Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar. He has scored 2,535 runs, including seven centuries and possesses a robust average of 51.73. While he never managed to score a century at Lord's, he was also never dismissed for a duck against the side.