India are the holders, having gained the final 3 Border-Gavaskar Trophy sequence.
This sequence may even be India captain Rohit Sharma’s first large problem as Check captain. Since he took over as all-formats captain in February 2022, Rohit has performed solely 2 Assessments.
Forward of the primary Check, which begins at 9:30 AM IST on February 9, Thursday, listed here are the massive information and landmarks that beckon a few of the particular person gamers:
# Virat Kohli wants 64 extra runs to get to a complete of 25000 worldwide runs. He’s at the moment sixth within the all-time listing, with 24,936 worldwide runs. Virat has to this point performed 490 worldwide matches for India and has smashed a complete of 74 centuries and 129 half centuries
# As and when Virat completes the remaining 64 runs that can take him to 25000 worldwide runs, he’ll change into simply the second Indian batter to take action, after Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin leads the all-time charts, with 34,357 runs, which he scored in 664 worldwide matches, with the assistance of 100 worldwide centuries and 164 half-centuries
# Cheteshwar Pujara (1893 runs at a median of 54.08, together with 5 a whole lot and ten fifties in 20 Assessments) wants 107 runs to finish 2,000 runs and to change into the fourth Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (3630), VVS Laxman (2434) and Rahul Dravid (2143) to perform the feat in opposition to Australia in Assessments.
# R Ashwin wants simply 1 extra wicket to finish a haul of 450 Check wickets. As and when he will get to that mark, Ashwin will change into simply the ninth bowler in Check cricket historical past to get to 450 Check wickets.
# If Ashwin will get 1 wicket within the first India vs Australia Check in Nagpur, he’ll change into the quickest to get to 450 Check wickets. Ashwin has to this point performed 88 Check matches and is ninth on the general listing of most wicket-takers in Check cricket historical past, proper behind Australia’s Nathan Lyon, who has 460 Check wickets in 115 matches.
# If he takes 6 wickets within the first Check, proper arm off spinner, Nathan Lyon (94 at 34.75 in 22 matches) will obtain the excellence of finishing 100 wickets in Assessments in opposition to India. He would be the first Australian bowler and the third general after England’s James Anderson (139 at 24.89 in 35 Assessments) and Muttiah Muralidaran (105 at 32.61 in 22) to perform this feat in opposition to India in Assessments.
# Each Muralidaran and Lyon have produced seven five-wicket hauls in Assessments in opposition to India. With one other occasion of 5 wickets in an innings within the Nagpur Check/forthcoming sequence, Lyon might set up a brand new report.
# Steve Smith wants 1 extra century vs India in Assessments to equal Sachin Tendulkar on 9 centuries within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (from 1996-97 onwards). Sachin in Assessments vs Australia from 1996-97 onwards had scored 9 centuries in 34 Assessments, which is the general report on this rivalry, since 1996-97. Smith to this point has 8 centuries within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy sequence in 28 innings (14 Assessments). With 2 centuries on this sequence, Smith can break Sachin’s report. Total, in Assessments vs Australia, Sachin had scored 11 centuries in 39 Assessments and is the all-time main Indian run-getter in Assessments vs the Aussies.