November 13, 2019 1:59:36 pm
Virat Kohli’s Team India is all set to host Bangladesh in two Tests and is optimistic about clinching the series 2-0. This would be India’s 12th series win in a row.
Here’s a look at some of the interesting statistics ahead of the series:
#1 Team India’s Test dominance (2010-2019) at home is being compared to Australians’ dominance (2000-2010). India’s win percentage at home is 72.91 compared to the Aussies 76.27. India have won 35 of 48 Tests so far in the past nine years. India have scored 500-plus totals 16 times and have dismissed opponents 36 times for a total less than 200 in an inning.
#2 India’s impressive home record has now moved into world record territory. Virat Kohli’s team has won a record 11 successive series at home. Australia had won 10 Test series twice in a row with the streaks ending in 2000 and 2008. No other team has more than eight home series victories in a row. A series win against Bangladesh would be India’s 12th in a row.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 12, 2019
#3 Indian skipper and World’s number 2 batsman, Virat Kohli is just 32 runs away from completing 5000 Test runs as skipper, the only Indian to do so and the fastest to that milestone if he scores 32 runs in his 85th Test innings as captain. With 926 points on ICC Test rankings, Kohli has already become the second Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the 900-point mark.
#4 Virat Kohli has had a terrific record at Holkar Stadium, Indore. The last time Kohli played a Test match at Indore was in October 2016 and he played a 211-run knock. And the last time Indian skipper played against Bangladesh in February 2017, he scored 204. The 31-year-old is just one ton away from becoming the only skipper with most centuries (20), overtaking Ricky Ponting (19).
#5 Bangladesh played their first-ever Test in 2000 against India. Since then, the neighbours have faced other in nine Tests where India remained on the top with seven wins. India won thrice by an innings, twice by 100-plus runs, and twice by nine wickets.
#6 Mushfiqur Rahim needs 50 more runs to become Bangladesh’s highest run-scorer in Tests against India. Mohammad Ashraful scored 386 runs in 11 innings including one century and two half-centuries at an average of 42.88 against India. Rahim scored a century in the previous Test against India. His batting average of 56.16 against India is the best among Bangladesh batsmen.
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