Approaching milestones ahead of India-South Africa Test Series

Approaching milestones ahead of India-South Africa Test Series

V Kohli has an aggregate of 6749 test runs prior to the start of the series and require 251 runs to reach 7000 runs. If he gets them, then he would become the seventh Indian batsman to total 7000 plus test runs. Others are –  SR Tendulkar {15921}, R Dravid {13265}, SM Gavaskar {10122}, VVS Laxman {8781},V Sehwag {8503} and S Ganguly {7212}

V Kohli has an aggregate of 3105 test runs at home prior to the start of the series and require 395 runs to reach 3500 runs. If he gets them, then he would become the eighth Indian batsman to total 3500 plus test runs at home. Others are –  SR Tendulkar {7216}, R Dravid {5598}, SM Gavaskar {5067}, V Sehwag {4656}, VVS Laxman {3767}, DB Vengsarkar {3725} and GR Viswanath {3502}

CA Pujara has scored 24 fifties at home prior to the start of the series and one more fifty would fetch him  his 25th fifty and with it he would join the following Indian batsmen who have scored 25 or more  fifties on  home soil – ST Tendulkar {54}, R Dravid {42}, SM Gavaskar {39}, VVS Laxman {32}, V Sehwag {32}, DB Vengsarkar {28} and GR Viswanath {25}

CA Pujara has scored 2499 runs in 27 tests at home which India has won prior to the start of the series. One more test win would fetch him 28 tests and one more run would fetch him 2500 runs. If he gets these, he would then become the third Indian batsman to achieve the double of 25 test wins and 2500 runs at home. Other two batsmen are – SR Tendulkar – 3929 runs in 52 winning tests and R Dravid – 2838 runs in 32 winning tests

CA Pujara has scored seven centuries at home in India’s winning tests prior to the start of the series. One more century would fetch him his eighth century in India’s winning tests at home. If he gets it, he would then become the fourth Indian batsman to score eight or more centuries in India’s winning tests at home. Others are – SR Tendulkar {11}, R Dravid {08} and V Kohli {08)

V Kohli has scored eight centuries at home in India’s winning tests prior to the start of the series. One more century would fetch him his ninth century in India’s winning tests at home. If he gets it, he would then become the second Indian batsman to score nine or more centuries in India’s winning tests at home after SR Tendulkar. SR Tendulkar has scored eleven centuries.

V Kohli has scored 24 fifties in India’s winning tests prior to the start of the series and require one more fifty which would fetch him 25 fifties. If he gets them, then he would become the fifth Indian batsman to score 25 or more fifties in India’s winning tests. Others are – SR Tendulkar {44}, R Dravid {38}, VVS Laxman {30} and CA Pujara {28}

V Kohli has scored 47 fifties in his test career prior to the start of the series and require three more fifties which would fetch him 50 fifties. If he gets these, he would join the following seven Indian batsmen who have scored 50 fifties in their test career – SR Tendulkar {119}, R Dravid {99}, SM Gavaskar {79}, VVS Laxman {73},V Sehwag {54}, DB Vengsarkar {52} and SC Ganguly {51}

V Kohli has led India in 48 tests. He would be leading India in 50th test in the second test of the series. He would become the second captain to lead India in 50 plus tests after MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni has led India in 60 tests, He also would become the 17th captain to lead a team in 50 plus tests in the annals of test cricket

V Kohli has an aggregate of 4651 runs while leading India prior to the start of this series. He requires 349 runs more for his 5000 runs. If he gets them, he would become the first Indian captain to total 5000 runs

V Kohli has an aggregate of 4651 runs while leading India prior to the start of this series. He requires 349 runs more for his 5000 runs. If he gets them, he would become the sixth captain to total 5000 runs in the annals of test cricket. Others are – GC Smith {8659}, AR Border {6623}, RT Ponting {6542}, CH Lloyd {5233} and SP Fleming {5156}

V Kohli has scored 18 centuries while leading India prior to the start of the series. One more century would fetch him 19 centuries and he would share the second place with RT Ponting for most centuries by a captain in the annals of test cricket. RT Ponting has also scored 19 centuries while skippering Australia. GC Smith of South Africa owns the record for most centuries by a captain in tests with 25 centuries to his credit.

V Kohli has scored 18 centuries while leading India prior to the start of the series. Two more centuries would fetch him 20 centuries and he would become the second captain to score 20 plus centuries in the annals of test cricket. GC Smith of South Africa is the other captain to score 25 centuries and owns the record for most centuries by a captain in tests.

V Kohli would become India’s highest run getter as captain at home if he scores 181 runs. He has an aggregate of 2246 runs prior to start of the series. 181 more runs would fetch him an aggregate of 2427 runs. He would go past SM Gavaskar’s 2426 runs to own the record of highest run getter as captain at home

V Kohli has an aggregate of 2246 runs as captain at home prior to start of the series. 254 more runs would fetch him an aggregate of 2500 runs. He would   then become the first Indian captain to total 2500 runs at home. He would also become the seventh captain to total 2500 plus runs at home in the annals of test cricket. Others are – RT Ponting {3555}, AR Border {3448}, GC Smith {3380}, GS Chappell {2948}, GA Gooch {2820} and BC Lara {2743}

V Kohli has scored eight centuries at home as captain prior to the start of the series. One more century would fetch him his ninth century at home and he would share the Indian record for most century by a captain with SM Gavaskar. SM Gavaskar has scored nine centuries at home as captain. Other captains to score exact nine centuries at home are – DG Bradman {09}, MJ Clarke {09}, GA Gooch {09}, DPMD Jayawardene {09} and BC Lara {09}

V Kohli has scored eight centuries at home as captain prior to the start of the series. Two more centuries would fetch him his tenth century at home and he would become the first Indian captain to score ten centuries at home. He would also become the fourth captain in the annals of test cricket to score ten or more centuries at home. Others are – RT Ponting {11}, GS Chappell {10} and SPD Smith {10}.

V Kohli has scored eight centuries at home as captain prior to the start of the series. Two more centuries would fetch him his tenth century at home and he would become the first captain other than Australians to score ten centuries at home.

V Kohli has an aggregate of 758 runs against South Africa prior to the start of the series. He needs 242 more runs for his 1000 runs. If he gets them, then he would become the fourth Indian batsman to total 1000 plus runs against South Africa. Others are – SR Tendulkar {1741}, V Sehwag {1306} and R Dravid {1252}

V Kohli is yet to register a century against South Africa at home. His highest score is 88 in the second innings of the Delhi Test in Dec 2015.

AM Rahane has pouched 10 catches against South Africa at home. Three more catches in the ensuing test series would fetch him 13 catches and with it the record for most catches by an Indian fieldsman against South Africa at home. He would go past R Dravid who presently holds the record with 12 catches to his credit.

V Kohli has pouched eight catches against South Africa prior to the start of the series. Two more catches would fetch him ten catches. If he pouches two catches, he would then become the tenth Indian fieldsman to pouch ten or more catches against South Africa.  Others are – R Dravid {21}, VVS Laxman {18}, M Azharuddin {13}, SR Tendulkar {13}, AM Rahane {12}, V Sehwag {12}, W Jaffer {10}, CA Pujara {10} and M Vijay {10}

R Ashwin has captured 38 wickets against South Africa prior to the start of the series. Two more wickets would fetch him 40 wickets. He would then become the fifth Indian bowler to capture 40 plus wickets against South Africa. Others are – A Kumble {84}, J Srinath {64}, Harbhajan Singh {60} and Zaheer Khan {40}

RA Jadeja and I Sharma have captured 29 wickets against South Africa prior to the start of the series. One more wicket each would fetch them 30 wickets. They would then become the seventh and eighth Indian bowlers to capture 30 plus wickets against South Africa. Others are – A Kumble {84}, J Srinath {64}, Harbhajan Singh {60} and Zaheer Khan {40}, R Ashwin {38 plus} and S Sreesanth {31}

R Ashwin has captured 342 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series and require eight more wickets for his 350 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the fourth Indian bowler to capture 350 plus wickets. Others are – A Kumble {619}, Kapil Dev {434] and Harbhajan Singh {417}

R Ashwin has captured 342 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series and require eight more wickets for his 350 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the 25th bowler to capture 350 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket.

R Ashwin has captured 342 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series and require eight more wickets for his 350 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the third Indian spin bowler to capture 350 plus wickets. Others are – A Kumble {619} and Harbhajan Singh {417}

R Ashwin has captured 342 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series and require eight more wickets for his 350 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the eighth spin bowler to capture 350 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket.  Others are – M Muralidharan {800}, SK Warne {708}, A Kumble {619}, HMRKB Herath {433} and Harbhajan Singh {417}, NM Lyon {363} and DL Vettori {362}

RA Jadeja has captured 198 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series. Two more wickets would fetch him 200 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the 22nd spin bowler to capture 200 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket.

RA Jadeja has captured 198 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series. Two more wickets would fetch him 200 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the 75th bowler to capture 200 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket.

RA Jadeja has captured 198 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series. Two more wickets would fetch him 200 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the sixth Indian spin bowler to capture 200 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket. The other five bowlers are listed below

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 A Kumble 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35 8
2 Harbhajan Singh 103 190 28580 13537 417 8/84 15/217 32.46 25 5
3 R Ashwin 65 122 18372 8700 342 7/59 13/140 25.43 26 7
4 BS Bedi 67 118 21364 7637 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 14 1
5 BS Chandrasekhar 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 16 2

RA Jadeja has captured 198 wickets in his test career prior to the start of the series. Two more wickets would fetch him 200 wickets. If he captures them, then he would become the tenth Indian bowler to capture 200 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket. The other nine bowlers are listed below

No Player Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 A Kumble 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35 8
2 N Kapil Dev 131 227 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 23 2
3 Harbhajan Singh 103 190 28580 13537 417 8/84 15/217 32.46 25 5
4 R Ashwin 65 122 18372 8700 342 7/59 13/140 25.43 26 7
5 Z Khan 92 165 18785 10247 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 11 1
6 I Sharma 92 165 17494 9290 278 7/74 10/108 33.41 09 1
7 BS Bedi 67 118 21364 7637 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 14 1
8 BS Chandrasekhar 58 97 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 16 2
9 J Srinath 67 121 15104 7196 236 8/86 13/132 30.49 10 1

RA Jadeja and I Sharma have captured five or more wickets in an innings on nine occasions. One more five wickets haul would fetch them ten five wickets hauls. They would then become the eleventh and twelfth Indian bowler to capture ten or more five wickets hauls. Others are – A Kumble {35}, R Ashwin {26}, Harbhajan Singh {25}, Kapil Dev {23}, BS Chandrashekar {16}, BS Bedi {14}, SP Gupte {12}. Z Khan {11}, EAS Prasanna {10} and J Srinath {10}

RA Jadeja has captured five or more wickets in an innings on nine occasions. One more five wickets haul would fetch them ten five wickets hauls. He would then become eighth Indian spin bowler to capture ten or more five wickets hauls. Others are – A Kumble {35}, R Ashwin {26}, Harbhajan Singh {25}, BS Chandrashekar {16}, BS Bedi {14}, SP Gupte {12} and EAS Prasanna {10}

I Sharma have captured five or more wickets in an innings on nine occasions. One more five wickets haul would fetch him ten five wickets hauls. He would then become the fourth Indian pace bowler to capture ten or more five wickets hauls. Others are Kapil Dev {23}, Z Khan {11}, and J Srinath {10}

F du Plessis has an aggregate of 3608 runs in his test career prior to the start of the test series. He requires 392 more runs for his 4000 runs. If he gets them, he would then become the ninth South African batsman to total 4000 plus runs. Others are – JH Kallis {13206}, HM Amla {9282}, GC Smith {9253}, AB de Villiers {8765}, G Kirsten {7289}, HH Gibbs {6167}, MV Boucher {5498} and DJ Cullinan {4554}

F du Plessis has an aggregate of 440 runs in his test career against India prior to the start of the test series. He requires 60 more runs for his 500 runs. If he gets them, he would then become the 14th South African batsman to total 500 plus runs against India. The following table lists the 13 South African batsmen who have totaled 500 plus runs against India.

No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 4s 6s
1 JH Kallis 18 31 6 1734 201* 69.36 7 5 1 173 11
2 HM Amla 21 37 2 1528 253* 43.65 5 7 4 181 3
3 AB de Villiers 20 35 1 1334 217* 39.23 3 6 2 147 11
4 GC Smith 15 27 1 987 94 37.96 0 8 1 142 4
5 G Kirsten 10 19 1 720 133 40.00 3 3 1 92 0
6 AC Hudson 10 20 1 690 146 36.31 1 6 1 95 2
7 DJ Cullinan 8 15 2 688 153* 52.92 2 3 1 75 5
8 HH Gibbs 10 19 1 579 196 32.16 2 1 3 91 3
9 BM McMillan 10 18 5 551 103* 42.38 1 4 1 48 3
10 MV Boucher 14 20 4 546 70 34.12 0 5 1 61 2
11 WJ Cronje 11 21 2 524 135 27.57 1 1 2 60 2
12 L Klusener 9 15 3 520 108 43.33 2 1 0 58 7
13 AG Prince 11 18 3 519 121 34.60 1 1 2 50 0

VD Philander has captured 28 wickets against India prior to the start of the series. He  needs  two  more wickets for his 30 wickets. If he gets them, he would then become the sixth South African bowler to capture 30 plus wickets against India. Others are – DW Steyn {65}, M Morkel {58}, AA Donald {57}, SM Pollock {52} and M Ntini {36}

K Rabada has captured nine five wicket hauls in his test career prior to the start of the series.  One more haul would fetch him his tenth five wicket haul and with it he would become the seventh South African bowler to capture ten or more five wicket hauls. Others are – DW Steyn {26}, AA Donald {20}, M Ntini {18}, SM Pollock {16}, HD Tayfield {14} and VD Philander {13}

VD Philander has captured thirteen five wicket hauls in his test career prior to the start of the series.  Two more hauls would fetch him his fifteenth five wicket haul and with it he would become the fourth South African bowler to capture fifteen or more five wicket hauls. Others are – DW Steyn {26}, AA Donald {20}, M Ntini {18} and SM Pollock {16}

Indian bowlers have  captured  five or more wickets on 344 occasions prior to the start of the series. Six more  such hauls would  fetch 350 five wicket hauls, India  would then become the  third team in the annals of test  cricket to have 350 plus  five wicket hauls. Others are – England {679} and Australia {621}

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