Ind vs Eng 1st Test starts today, Virat Kohli on verge of breaking 5 special records during the series

Ind vs Eng Test series: Virat Kohli on verge of 5 records: The first test match between India and England starts today. Virat Kohli is set to return to action for the first time since he took paternity leave and returned home after the first Test in Australia. The Indian captain is on verge of breaking 5 very special records during the course of the series. Watch IND vs ENG 1st Test from Feb- 5, Watch Live Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Virat Kohli has topped the batting charts in the last 2 series against England. At home too, Kohli has been exemplary against the Three Lions. In his maiden series against England in 2012, Kohli had scored 188 runs, including a hundred, in 4 Tests. The India skipper was in fine form during England’s next visit in 2016-17. He amassed 655 runs in 5 Tests and averaged over 100.
Now, with yet another mouthwatering contest in the offing, let’s take a look at the 5 records which ‘King Kohli’ can surpass in the 4-Test series.
Ind vs Eng Test series – Record 1 – Kohli can level MS Dhoni as India’s most successful skipper in home Tests

Virat Kohli has led India to 33 Test wins in 56 matches and he is currently the most successful Indian skipper in the format in terms of the number of wins. He overtook MS Dhoni’s tally of 27 wins as captain during India’s 2-0 series win in West Indies back in 2019.

While Kohli holds the record of most Test wins for an Indian captain, it is MS Dhoni who leads the pack for most wins while playing in India. Out of Dhoni’s 27 overall wins, 21 have come while playing in front of their home crowd. If captain Kohli (20 wins at home) manages to lead his side to at least two victories in the upcoming four-match series against the Joe Root-led English unit, he will overtake the former cricketer to become the most successful Indian captain in home Tests.

Ind vs Eng Test series – Record 2: Kohli can surpass West Indies legend Clive Lloyd to enter this elite list

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is tantalisingly close from getting into an elite list. He is just 14 runs away from becoming the fourth-highest run-scorer as captain in Test match cricket. If he does so, he will surpass former West Indies legend Clive Lloyd in the process. Kohli has accounted for 5,220 runs as India’s Test captain which is 14-run short of Lloyd’s tally.

  1. Graeme Smith- 8659 runs
  2. Allan Border- 6623 runs
  3. Ricky Ponting- 6542 runs
  4. Clive Llyod- 5234 runs
  5. Virat Kohli- 5220 runs
Ind vs Eng Test series – Record 3: Kohli on cusp of becoming captain with most hundreds in home Tests
Indian captain Virat Kohli is on the cusp of one of the biggest records in the sport of cricket. Kohli can become captain with most centuries under his belt.
Just imagine, in the entire sport of cricket no captain has ever achieve what Virat is all set to achieve by scoring another hundred during the series. 
Virat Kohli needs one hundred to go past Ricky Ponting and become the captain with most international centuries. Ponting and Virat Kohli are currently tied on to top of the list with 41 international hundreds each as captain.
Out of Kohli’s 41 centuries as skipper, 20 have come from red-ball cricket while the remaining 21 is from ODIS.
Virat Kohli – 41 Centuries (191 Innings)
Ricky Ponting – 41 Centuries (376 Innings)
Ind vs Eng Test series – – Record 4: Kohli can overtake Sunil Gavaskar for most runs scored vs England in home Tests

Virat Kohli is 489 runs away to go past Sunil Gavaskar’s tally for the most runs scored at home against England in Test cricket. Kohli is at the 6th spot on the Indian list with 843 runs from 9 matches. He has the opportunity to go past an array of Indian batting greats, including Sachin Tendulkar and Gundappa Viswanath.

Cheteshwar Pujara is not far behind with 839 runs and the in-form India batsman also has the opportunity to break Gavaskar’s record. Pujara holds the record for most hundreds by an Indian batsman at home against England in Tests with 4, 1 more than Kohli.

Ind vs Eng Test series – Record 5: Kohli could break this historic record of Don Bradman
Kohli has slammed a total of 27 hundreds in Test cricket. This is the fourth-most by an Indian and joint-most among active cricketers along with Steve Smith. The former could get past the historic tally of Sir Donald Bradman (29), in the series.
India vs England 1st Test starts from Feb 5 in Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. For all the live scores and updates on Ind vs Eng follow