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England vs India, 1st Test Stats Preview: 6 Records To Be Made, Kohli Close To Making History

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
August 03, 2021 • 11:44 AM View: 2986

ENG v IND, 1st Test, Stats: The first test of the five-match series between India and England will begin from 4th August at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. It will be the 127th Test match between the two countries. In 126 test matches, India has won 29, lost 48, and drawn 49. 

Let's take a look at all the records that can be made during the 1st test match between India and England: 

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1) Fastest To 23000 Runs:

Indian captain Virat Kohli has so far scored 22875 runs in 484 international innings. If Kohli manages to make 125 runs, he will set the world record for fastest to reach 23000 international runs. 

2) Highest Run-Scorer For England: 

Joe Root is set to become the highest run-scorer for England. The England captain is just 22 runs shy of overtaking Alastair Cook's 15737 international runs. Root has 15716 runs currently. 

3) R Ashwin Set To Overtake Harbhajan Singh:

As soon as R Ashwin takes five wickets, he will pass Harbhajan Singh's 417 wickets tally and become the third-highest wicket-taker for India in tests. 

4) Anderson To Break Kumble's Record: 

England fast bowler James Anderson is three wickets away from becoming the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. He will surpass Anil Kumble's 619 wickets and will be only behind Muttiah Muralitharan(800) and Shane Warne(708). 

5) Kohli To Break Clive Lloyd's Record: 

Virat Kohli has won 36 test matches as captain. If India manages to win one more test match under Kohli, then he will pass Clive Lloyd to become the fourth in the list of captains with the most wins. 

6) Most Successful England Captain: 

If England manages to win one more test match under the leadership of Joe Root, then he will overtake Michael Vaughan(26 wins) to become the most successful captain of the country. 


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