The two-match Test series between India and Bangladesh is scheduled to begin from Thursday. The first Test will be played between 14-18 November at Indore’s Holkar Stadium. The series is part of the ICC Test Championship and some vital points will be at stake for both the teams.
Every result- whether win, lose or draw will be reflected at the points table and that will make it all the more exciting. Although India are currently sitting at the top of the points table, they will be in no mood to drop down their intensity in this series.
Let us have a look at how the Indian team has performed in Test match cricket in Indore before.
1 Test played in Indore
The Indian team has played only a solitary Test in Indore before. This Test was played in 2016 between India and New Zealand and India had gone on to win the Test match by a massive margin of 321 runs. Indian captain Virat Kohli was one of the stars of the match as he scored a brilliant double hundred.
Virat Kohli has scored most runs in Indore
At Indore’s Holkar Stadium, Virat Kohli has scored the most runs by an Indian batsman in Test match cricket. Virat Kohli has scored 228 runs in this stadium in the longest format of the game. His 228 runs includes a double hundred.
The second name on this list is that of Indian vice-captain in Test Cricket- Ajinkya Rahane who made 211 runs on this ground in the only Test that has been played here before. Next on this list is India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara who has as many as 142 runs against his name at this venue.
3 centurions at this venue
No prizes for guessing, India’s top three run-getters at this venue- Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are also the three centurions at this venue. Apart from them, Rohit Sharma has a half-century at this venue.
Most wickets by an Indian
The Indian bowler with most wickets at Indore’s Holkar Stadium is none other than Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin picked up 13 wickets in the only Test that has been played here before against New Zealand. Against the Kiwis in 2016, Ashwin picked up 6 wickets in the first innings and 7 in the second to finish the Indore Test in 4 days.
Kohli will have a chance to surpass Ganguly
Joining the team after a 15-day break, Virat Kohli will have a chance to go past Sourav Ganguly in this series itself. If Virat manages to score as many as 147 runs then he will get past Sourav Ganguly’s tally of runs in Test match cricket. Virat currently has as many as 7066 runs against his name while Ganguly managed 7212 runs in his Test career.