India vs England, 2nd Test: Records that can be scripted
After suffering a 227-run defeat against England in the first Test of the four-match series, all eyes will be on Team India for the upcoming second encounter. The second Test is also set to be held in Chennai as India need a victory to stay alive. There are several records that can be scripted in the Test. Here we present the same.
Team India skipper Kohli can register these feats
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has amassed 7,401 career Test runs at 53.24. Kohli needs 99 more to register the mark of 7,500 runs in Tests. He could become only the sixth Indian batsman to achieve this tally. If Kohli hits a century, he will equal former batting stars Hashim Amla and Michael Clarke in terms of Test tons (28).
Pujara and Rahane can achieve these numbers
Senior India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (6,199) needs 17 more to get past Mohammad Azharuddin (6,215) in terms of career Test runs. Pujara can become the ninth-highest scorer for India in Tests. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane (4,472) is 28 away from registering the 4,500-run mark in Tests. He could become only the 14th Indian cricketer to achieve this tally.
Anderson and Broad can accumulate these records
James Anderson has 611 career Test scalps under his belt at 26.49. The veteran pacer needs nine wickets to become the third-highest wicket-taker of all time. He can get past Anil Kumble (619). Meanwhile, if Stuart Broad makes it to the playing XI for England, he can become the sixth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Broad (517) needs three more to surpass Courtney Walsh (519).
Root can become England's most successful Test captain
England skipper Joe Root has led England in 47 Test matches. The senior player equaled Michael Vaughan's record of 26 Test wins as England skipper after the first Test. If England win the second Test, Root will become the most successful skipper for his nation in the longest format (27 wins).
Root can achieve these milestones
Root has 20 career Test centuries. With another ton, Root can equal Andrew Strauss' tally of 21 for England. If Root scores a fifty, it will be his 50th in Test cricket (49).