Windies vs India, 2nd Test: Records that can be scripted
The Indian cricket team thrashed West Indies in the recently-concluded first Test match in Antigua. With this victory, the Indian team scripted some crucial records. The two teams will face each other for the second Test to start from August 30 onwards. India will be aiming to seal a crucial series win. Here are the records that can be scripted.
India have a 22-match winning streak against the Windies in Tests. A victory in the second Test will see the number rise to 23. Since 2002-03, India have pocketed 13 Test wins against WI out of the 22 Tests. This could also be the fourth successive Test series win for India on Windies soil.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli recently overcame Sourav Ganguly's record to amass the most away Test wins (12). A win for India could see Kohli increase the tally to 13. Kohli has 27 Test wins as Indian captain. He is the joint-leader alongside former skipper MS Dhoni. A victory for the Indian cricket team will see Kohli become the most successful Test skipper.
India are vying to win their third successive Test series in a row. They beat West Indies last year at home. That was followed by a historical series win against Australia at their own backyard in 2018-19.
Kohli has smashed 746 Test runs against West Indies in his career so far. He has notched two tons and four fifties. Another 54 runs will see him get to the 800-run mark against WI. He will be the 15th Indian batsman to do so. Kohli has 25 career Test hundreds. Another century will see him equaling the tally of Gary Sobers (26).
Mohammed Shami has taken 148 career Test scalps. Another two wickets will help him reach the 150-wicket mark in Tests. Jasprit Bumrah has 55 career Test scalps in just 11 matches. He needs four more to surpass Ajit Agarkar (58) and seven more to get past Chetan Sharma (61). R Ashwin needs eight wickets to reach the 350-mark in Tests.