The India-South Africa Test series starts on December 26. Both teams also announced their squad. Team India have not won a single Test series on African soil so far.
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Top 5 Indian Test Batsman In South Africa: The India-South Africa Test series starts on December 26. Both teams also announced their squad. Team India have not won a single Test series on African soil so far. Virat Kohli Sena wants to win the series this time. Osari learns about the top-5 highest-scoring Test batsmen in South Africa.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian batsman to score more than 1000 runs on South African soil. Tendulkar played 15 Test matches in South Africa. During this time, 1161 runs came from his bat. The average at this time was 46.44. Master Blaster scored 5 centuries and 3 half centuries on African soil. The Mumbai-based star hit 172 fours and 5 sixes in 15 Tests.
2. Rahul Dravid
Team India coach and former great batsman Rahul Dravid is the second highest run scorer on South African soil. Dravid played 11 Test matches and scored 624 runs. However, his average is 29.71. In these 11 Test matches, Rahul has scored only 1 Test century. You would be surprised to know that Rahul has not hit a single six on South African soil. Dravid’s best score was 148.
3. VVS Laxman ..
Very Very Special Laxman played 10 Test matches in South Africa from 1997 to 2011. This time, he scored 566 runs at an average of 40.72. However, Laxman did not score a single century on African soil. Four half centuries came in his bat. Laxman hit 76 fours and 2 sixes this time. He is third in terms of runs in South Africa.
4. Virat Kohli ..
India Test captain Virat Kohli played 5 Test matches on South African soil from 2013 to 2018. Kohli’s performance at this time was excellent. He scored 558 runs at an average of 55.80. Kohli has scored 2 centuries and 2 half centuries in South Africa. Kohli did not hit a single six on African soil. Virat Kohli is the only batsman in the top-5 in terms of runs scored in South Africa in the squad selected for the South Africa series.
5. Sourav Ganguly ..
Former Team India batsman and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is the fifth highest run scorer in South Africa. Ganguly played 8 Test matches on African soil from 1996 to 2007. He scored 506 runs at an average of 36.14. Dada failed to score a single century on African soil.
Cheteshwar Pujara was the sixth highest run scorer. He scored 711 runs in 7 matches at an average of 31.61.
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