England vs India 5th Test: Records that could be broken
The fifth Test between England and India is set to start tomorrow at the Oval in London. The match has its own significance with India looking to salvage their pride. On the other hand, Root's boys will want to continue their domination. James Anderson and Virat Kohli could achieve personal milestones. Here we look at the records that could be broken.
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 559 scalps to his name, could go past the legendary bowler. He needs a total of 5 wickets to surpass the Aussie.
Anderson also in sight of Jim Laker's stand
Anderson is getting better with age and he is enjoying the form of his life. He has 19 wickets to his name in this ongoing Test series. He also has 39 wickets, under his belt, at the Oval. He needs 2 more to go past former legendary bowler Jim Laker (40). Botham leads the tally (52). Anderson has the best record among active players.
A list of individual records at sight
Moeen Ali needs just 8 wickets to reach the 150-wicket mark in Tests. Adil Rashid needs 5 more wickets to complete a tally of 50 scalps in Tests. Alastair Cook has 999 runs at the Oval and needs one more to get to triple digits. He needs 99 runs more to surpass Graham Gooch (1,097) and become the 2nd highest scorer at the Oval.
Kohli could surpass Gooch
Virat Kohli could script yet another record in this 5-match Test series. The Indian skipper has 544 runs from 4 Tests and needs 209 more to eclipse Graham Gooch's record. He would then become the leading run-scorer, among captains, in a Test series in England. Graham set the record in 1990 against India when he amassed 752 runs. Kohli, earlier, broke Azharuddin's record (426).