After surpassing Rahul Dravid, Yashasvi Jaiswal is set to break Virat Kohli’s record in IND vs ENG Test series

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Indian batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal played 73 innings off 117 balls and increased his tally to 618 runs in seven innings in the ongoing IND vs ENG Test series. Jaiswal has already scored two double hundreds in the series so far and is scoring runs at an average of 103. Jaiswal has been the difference maker in the series so far and is India’s number one player with the bat.

Yashasvi Jaiswal surpassed Indian head coach Rahul Dravid’s record of scoring 602 runs against England in a Test series. When India was touring England in 2002, he put up an excellent batting display. Jaiswal’s next target is to overtake former captain Virat Kohli, who currently holds the record for most runs scored by India against England in a Test series. During England’s tour of India in 2016, Kohli scored 655 runs, including two hundreds and two half-centuries, with the highest score of 235.

Yashasvi Jaiswal set to equal Virat Kohli’s record in IND vs ENG Test series

Yashasvi Jaiswal needs to score 38 more runs to surpass all previous Indian scorers in a Test series against England. With his recent form, Jaiswal should have no problem reaching the 38 runs needed to top the order in his last three innings. Jaiswal recently became the fifth Indian batsman to reach 600 runs in a Test series against England, following in the footsteps of Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and Dilip Sardesai.

Yashasvi Jaiswal emerged as India’s best six-hitter in a calendar year. Jaiswal has now hit 23 sixes after edging top Indian opener Virender Sehwag. With 21 sixes in 2022, Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is now in third place. Yashasvi Jaiswal currently ranks third among Test cricketers with the most sixes in a single year, having also eclipsed Australian great Adam Gilchrist. Brendon McCullum, the legendary New Zealander, leads the list with 33 sixes, followed by Ben Stokes in second place with 26.

Although Yashasvi Jaiswal announced his arrival on the cricket field during the 2020 U19 World Cup and then played well for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in 2023. At an average of 48.08, Jaiswal amassed 625 runs in 14 matches in the IPL 2023, including five. half a century and a century. He had a strike rate of 163.61 for the season.

He bowled bravely against the bowlers and scored a ton on his Test debut against the West Indies, earning reward for his outstanding effort. With the initial ball, he attacks the opposing team and puts pressure on them. Additionally, he provides teammate and Indian captain Rohit Sharma with a left-handed alternative at the top of the batting order, allowing him to play freely.

Coming back to the IND vs ENG Test series, India ended day 2 at 219/7. Wicket-keeper batsman Dhruv Jurel is currently unbeaten on 30 runs off 58 balls, while Kuldeep Yadav is currently playing on 17 runs off 72 balls. The Indian team is currently 134 runs behind in the first innings against England and would aim to take the lead on Day 3.

India leads the five-match series 2-1 and would be set to win the fourth Test match and the series.