England vs WI, 3rd Test: Records that can be scripted
England will be wanting to get the job done when they face West Indies in the third Test match, starting Friday. The hosts fought their way back in the series and won the second Test by 113 runs. Notably, the three-match Test series is now leveled at 1-1. There are several team and individual records on offer and here we present the same.
Broad and Roach aiming to script new landmarks
England pacer Stuart Broad, who claimed six wickets in the second match, has 491 career Test scalps under his belt. The right-arm pacer is just nine wickets away from registering the mark of 500. He could become the fourth seamer and second from England with 500 Test scalps. Meanwhile, West Indian fast bowler Kemar Roach needs three wickets to register 200 career Test scalps.
Root can script these records
England skipper Joe Root has 17 career Test tons. He needs one more century to equal former England cricketers David Gower and Michael Vaughan. Root has amassed 848 career Test runs against West Indies at an average of 53.00. He needs another 152 runs to register the mark of 1,000. Root could be the 17th England batsman to achieve this feat.
Anderson could go past Fred Trueman with this feat
James Anderson has 85 wickets under his belt against West Indies. The veteran seamer, who was rested for the second Test, needs two more scalps to become the most successful English bowler against the visitors. Fred Trueman (86 wickets) leads the tally for England. Meanwhile, Anderson could become the eighth bowler in the list for most wickets in England-West Indies Tests.
Other notable records on offer
Broad (65) needs three more to go past Sir Wes Hall (67) in terms of wickets in England-West Indies Tests. Roach needs another four wickets to register the mark of 50 against England. Root (7,644) needs another 85 runs to to go past Mike Atherton (7,728) in terms of career Test runs for England. He could become the seventh-highest run-scorer for the Three Lions.