ENG vs IND 2018 : Current Indian batsmen's Test record away from home

Performance analysis of current Indian batsmen away from home in Test cricket.

India beat England by 4-0 when last time they played in a 5 Test match series in India. (Photo - getty)

India's tour of England began with a 3 match T20I series earlier this month and team India started their tour on a winning note as they defeated the hosts England by 2-1 in the 3 matches T20I series but couldn't perform up to their levels in the ODI series and lost the last two ODIs and series by 2-1 after thrashing the hosts in the first ODI.

Now both the teams will face each other in a 5-Test match series that starts from 1 August at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Batting has always been India's strength away from home in Test cricket and all the batsmen will be eager to do score big runs this time as most of them are in good form and have played for county teams this season and also for India A against West Indies A and England Lions. Captain Virat Kohli who had a forgettable tour of England in 2014, where he scored only 134 runs in 10 Test innings, will be looking forward to showing his class this time.

Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara are India's batting unit for the 5 Test match series against England. 

Here is a look at current Indian batsmen's record away from home in Test cricket : 

1. Overall Test batting records away from home -Virat Kohli has scored 11 hundreds away from home in Test cricket so far. (Photo - getty)

 Player   Tests   Inns   NO   Runs   Avg   Best   100   50 
 Virat Kohli   34  60  2  2633  45.39   200  11  6
 Ajinkya Rahane   25  42  6  1874  52.05  147  6  9
 Murali Vijay  27  48  0  1650  34.37  150  3  9
 Shikhar Dhawan  19  33  0  1443  43.72  190  5  3
 Cheteshwar Pujara   24  41  1  1410  35.25  153  4  4
 KL Rahul  12  19  0  664  34.94  158  3  3

- Virat Kohli has scored more hundreds (11) away from home in Test cricket than any other batsman since his Test debut (June 2011).

- Virat Kohli has also scored most runs (2633) for India away from home in Tests than any other Indian player since his Test debut. 

2. Batting records in England -Murali Vijay scored 400 plus Test runs in England in 2014. (Photo - The Telegraph)

 Player   Tests   Inns   NO   Runs   Avg   Best   100   50 
 Virat Kohli   5  10  0  134  13.40  39  0  0
 Ajinkya Rahane   5  10  1  299  33.22  103  1  2
 Murali Vijay  5  10  0  402   40.20  146  1  2
 Shikhar Dhawan  3  6  0  122  20.33  37  0  0
 Cheteshwar Pujara   5  10  0  222  22.20  55  0  1
 KL Rahul  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

3. Batting records in Australia -Virat Kohli's maiden Test hundred came in Australia in 2012. (Photo - getty)

 Player   Tests   Inns   NO   Runs   Avg   Best   100   50 
 Virat Kohli   8  16  0  992  62.00  169  5  2
 Ajinkya Rahane   4  8  1  399  57.00  147  1  2
 Murali Vijay  4  8  0  482  60.25  144  1  4
 Shikhar Dhawan  3  6  0  167  27.83  81  0  1
 Cheteshwar Pujara   3  6  0  201  33.50  73  0  1
 KL Rahul  2  4  0  130  32.50  110  1  0 

- Virat Kohli is the only Asian batsman to score more than one Test hundred in Australia in last 10 years. 

4. Batting records in South Africa -Indian openers have struggled most in South Africa in Test cricket. (Photo - getty)

 Player   Tests   Inns   NO   Runs   Avg   Best   100   50 
 Virat Kohli   5  10  0  558  55.80  153  2  2
 Ajinkya Rahane   3  6  1  266  53.20  96  0  2
 Murali Vijay  6  12  0  278  23.16  97  0  1
 Shikhar Dhawan  3  6  0  108  18.00  29  0  0
 Cheteshwar Pujara   7  13  0  411  31.61  153  1  2
 KL Rahul  2  4  0  30  7.50  16  0  0

- Virat Kohli has scored most runs and fifty plus scores in Tests on South African soil among Asian players in last 10 years. 

5. Batting records in New Zealand -Ajinkya Rahane scored his first Test hundred in New Zealand in 2014. (Photo - getty)

 Player   Tests   Inns   NO   Runs   Avg   Best   100   50 
 Virat Kohli   2  4  1  214  71.33  105*  1  1
 Ajinkya Rahane   2  3  0  162  54.00  118  1  0
 Murali Vijay  2  4  0  48  12.00  26  0  0
 Shikhar Dhawan  2  4  0  215  53.75  115  1  1
 Cheteshwar Pujara   2  4  0  60   15.00  23  0  0
 KL Rahul  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -

By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 24 Jul, 2018

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