England vs India 4th Test: Records that could be broken
The fourth Test between England and India is set to start today at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The match has its own significance with India looking to crawl back and square the 5-match series 2-2. Further, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and ace James Anderson could achieve personal milestones. Here we look at the same.
Anderson could cross McGrath's tally of wickets
Veteran pacer James Anderson could etch his name in the record books and become the highest wicket-taker in the world among fast bowlers. Former Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath, has 563 wickets in Tests and sits at the summit. But now Anderson, with 557 scalps to his name, could go past the legendary bowler. He needs a total of 7 wickets to surpass the Aussie.
Anderson could be crowned as the King at Southampton
Anderson is getting better with age and he is enjoying the form of his life at the moment. The English side needs to relish his presence and use him wisely. He already has 17 wickets to his name in this ongoing Test series. With pace and swing to assist Southampton pitch, Anderson is likely to end as the highest wicket-taker in this series.
The two legends!
Kohli in line to get past 6,000 Test runs
India skipper, Virat Kohli needs six to cross the 6,000-run mark in Tests. He is set to achieve this feat in his 70th Test match. Kohli would become only the 10th Indian to score 6,000+ runs in the 5-day format. If he achieves this milestone in the first innings, he would become the ninth fastest batsman to score these many runs.
Kohli to join the list of celebrated cricketers
The 9 Indians in the list are Gundappa Viswanath (6,080), Mohammad Azharuddin (6,215), Dilip Vengsarkar (6,868), Sourav Ganguly (7,212), Virender Sehwag (8,503), VVS Laxman (8,781), Sunil Gavaskar (10,122), Rahul Dravid (13,265) and Sachin Tendulkar (15,921).
Cook could become the 5th highest run-scorer of all time
England's veteran opening batsman Alastair Cook needs 175 runs to surpass former Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara in terms of total Test runs. Cook has 12,225 runs under his belt and is chasing Sanga's record of 12,400. Cook would become the 5th highest run-scorer of all time. Meanwhile, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma is one away from getting 250 scalps to his name.