India vs Australia Test Series: Pujara, Smith and Kohli would be looking to extend their Test Batting records

India vs Australia Test Series: Pujara, Smith and Kohli would be looking to extend their Test Batting records

In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between India and Australia, Indian star batter Virat Kohli has the potential to break numerous records in the four-match Test series. Whereas, Cheteshwar Pujara of India and Steve Smith, a former captain of Australia, are also on the verge of breaking batting records.

Indian run-machine Virat Kohli will look to regain his previous form against Australia in the high-profile Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Kohli is eager to atone in the longest format of the game. In the second ICC World Test Championship, the former Indian captain hopes to set a tonne of records against Australia. A rejuvenated Kohli will be ready to go against the Steve Smith-starrer team in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy’s first test on Thursday in Nagpur after closing off a forgettable series in Bangladesh.

In terms of runs in international cricket, Virat Kohli is on track to reach 25,000. Only 64 runs separate the former Indian captain from accomplishing the incredible accomplishment on the international stage. The batting master might become just the second Indian to accomplish this feat in international cricket. Kohli has the potential to become the fifth Indian hitter to reach 4,000 runs in a home test. Kohli is a run-machine who has 3,847 runs in 46 home games.

In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Kohli ranks sixth for India in terms of runs scored. The elite Indian list includes players like Sachin Tendulkar (3,262 runs), VVS Laxman (2,434 runs), Rahul Dravid (2,143 runs), Virender Sehwag (1,738 runs), and Cheteshwar Pujara (1,893 runs), in addition to Kohli (1,682 runs versus Australia). Pujara, a teammate of Kohli’s, is nearing a significant milestone in the Australia series. When playing red-ball cricket against the Baggy Greens, the top hitter has the opportunity to become the fourth Indian batter to score 2,000 runs.

Pujara, who regularly scores against Australia at home, has 900 runs in 16 innings. Pujara is third among Indian hitters who have scored the most runs at home against Australia. Kohli’s adversary Smith has the ability to break numerous records in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The former Australian captain needs one more six to reach 50 centuries in Test cricket. The 33-year-old has the potential to score 9,000 runs in Test cricket in the quickest time ever. Smith has 8,647 runs at an astounding average of 60.89 in 92 Test matches for Australia.