India vs England: Most runs scorer in Test history

India will tour England for the rescheduled fifth Test slated to get underway from July 1.

Sachin Tendulkar scored a century in Edgbaston in June 1996, the last time India played a Test in England in June. (Image credit: Twitter)

India will tour England for the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham, starting from July 1. India currently lead the series 2-1. India’s tour of England was originally slated from August 4 to September 14, 2021 but due to Covid-19 situation the final Test had to be rescheduled. The visitors clinched victories in the second and the fourth Test while England reigned superior in the third match. 

The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) named an 17-member Test squad for the rescheduled final match against England. Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has been called back to the Test squad after his prolific run for Surrey in county cricket while senior pros Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will return to the side after being rested for the T20 series against South Africa which gets underway from June 9. 

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India vs England: Most runs scorer in Test history

India and England have shared a long-time rivalry. Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar leads the list of most runs scorer in the Test history between the sides with more that 2500 runs with a staggering average of 51.73. India batting great Sunil Gavaskar is second on the list while former England captain and top-order batter Alastair Cook takes the third spot.

PositionPlayerMatchesInningsRunsHighest ScoreAverage100s50s
1Sachin Tendulkar3253253519351.73713
2Sunil Gavaskar3867248322138.2416
3Alastair Cook3054243129447.6679
4Joe Root2341229621862.05810
5Rahul Dravid2137195021760.9378
6Gundappa Viswanath3054188022237.6412
7Virat Kohli2646186623543.3958
8Graham Gooch1933172533355.6458
9Cheteshwar Pujara25451634206*39.8555
10Dilip Vengsarkar2643158915742.9456

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