India vs West Indies: Numbers game ahead of first Test
India and West Indies gear up for the first Test in Rajkot, starting October 4. Men in Blue will be looking to bounce back from the 1-4 series defeat against England. Virat Kohli is all set to lead the side for the two-match Test series. Here we look at the important statistics as the two teams are set to battle against each other.
In total, these two teams have played 94 Test matches. West Indies enjoy a 30-18 advantage. The rest of the matches ended in draw. In India, the two nations have played 45 Tests, with West Indies winning 14 and losing 11 matches. The highest score, by West Indies, is 644/8. India's best score is 644/7 which was achieved in Kanpur in 1979.
India account for the first seven lowest scores between the two sides. The lowest total posted by India is 75 in the year 1987 in Delhi. The highest match aggregate is 1,478 achieved in 1971. The lowest match aggregate is 605 in 1962. West Indies hold the record for the biggest win in head-to-head encounters, by an innings and 336 runs in 1958.
In the Test matches between these two nations, Sunil Gavaskar has scored the most runs (2,749). Former West Indian captain Clive Lloyd is the second highest run-scorer (2,344). Rohan Kanhai has the best individual score (256). He achieved the same in 1958. Gavaskar holds the record for most tons scored (13). Bishen Singh Bedi holds the record for most ducks (7).
Kapil Dev picked the most number of wickets (89) at an average of 24.89. Dev's 9/83 is the best bowling figures in an innings between the two nations. Narendra Hirwani's 16/136 is the best match figures notched. Roy Gilchrist has the record for the best bowling average (16.11). Sir Frank holds the record for the best economy rate in an innings (0.59).