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Most runs in a Test series: Yashasvi Jaiswal goes past Virat Kohli; eyes on Gavaskar’s record next

Most runs in a Test series: Yashasvi Jaiswal goes past Virat Kohli; eyes on Gavaskar’s record next

Jaiswal has broken Kohli's record of 655 runs in a series against England in 2016 and stands behind just Sunil Gavaskar now.

A potential legend in the making! Yashasvi Jaiswal has taken to Test cricket like a fish does to water. In the 9 innings he’s played in the India vs England Test series, the aggressive opener is the leading run scorer, with 712 runs to his name. The next best is England opener Zak Crawley, with 407 runs in the same number of innings. His successful run has seen him score two doubles centuries and three fifties.

At just 22, Jaiswal has already gone past Rahul Dravid, Dilip Sardesai, and Virat Kohli on the list of Indians with the most runs in a Test series. Now, one of the best openers of all time, Sunil Gavaskar, and his record of 732 and 774 runs in a series stand in his way to claim the record.

Indian with the most runs in a Test series

Currently, the southpaw is just 63 runs behind Sunil Gavaskar in the third spot. With the chance of batting once again, Yashasvi Jaiswal can go past the former Indian skipper and hold the record.

PlayerOppositionYearMatchesInningsRunsAverage100s50s
Sunil GavaskarWest Indies197148774154.843
Sunil GavaskarWest Indies19786973291.541
Yashasvi Jaiswal*England2024597128923
Virat KohliEngland201658655109.1622
Dilip SardesaiWest Indies19715864280.2531
Rahul DravidAustralia2003-0448619123.813
*still playing
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