India’s 4-match Test series over a raging Australian side is about the commence from 6th December keeping the fans and the media on their toes even prior to its inception. The craze surrounding their duels has crossed all horizons and based on the performance essayed by the players in the recently concluded T20I series, one could surely expect some majestic performances from both the units in the much-coveted Test duels. With Border-Gavaskar Test fever about to take over the cricketing World, let’s have a look at the top 5 Indian batsmen with most runs in India-Australia Test series.
Top 5 Indian batsmen with most runs in India-Australia Test series
5. Sachin Tendulkar
During the infamous monkey-gate scandal, the Master Blaster exhibited one of his finest Test performance against the Aussies to assist India to get back their lost respect. With 493 runs, a couple centuries and half-centuries in 4 Tests at a whopping average of 70.42, Sachin did try his best in turning the tables in India’s favor which unfortunately didn’t go as per the expectations, and instead resulted in the hosts laying a 2-1 win over the touring Indian XI.
Laxman was a delight to witness when in whites and especially when it was the mighty Australians on the opposite end. During Border-Gavaskar series of 2000-01, the Andhra bloke delivered one of his greatest Test performance which even ranks as one of the best innings essayed by any batsmen in 50 years of Test cricket. A knock of 281 at Eden Gardens not only helped India acquire a 2-1 victory over the Aussies but witnessed the wristy Laxman amass a whopping 503 runs in a matter of 3 Tests at an average of 83.83 with 3 half-centuries to assist a mega hundred.
The legendary Indian cricketer blew away the Aussies during their tour of India in 1979-80. With 518 runs and a couple centuries in 6 matches versus the same, the veteran Karnataka player emerged as one of the leading run-getters of the highly enthralling Test series which India won by a margin of 2-0 without enduring any duress. An average of 74.00 and a high score of 161* against a lineup of G Dymock, RM Hogg, and B Yardley gives a brief information about the prowess he possessed while taking on the Border’s XI.
Dravid emerged as the player of the series during Border-Gavaskar 2003-04 held amidst the Australian conditions. The four Tests held at Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney witnessed the Wall amass a whopping tally of 619 runs at a flabbergasting average of 123.8 along with a double-hundred (233) and three fifties to assist India level the much-coveted Test series.
The Indian skipper might never emulate the performance he exhibited during the tour of Australia back in 2014-15 where he emerged as a rising legend in the World of Test cricket. With four back to back centuries in four Test matches at an average of 86.50, Virat shrugged off the title of being an ODI specialist and went on to shatter a truckload of cricketing records since then to the moment this date.