Virat Kohli set to play milestone Test against England in Visakhapatnam

The opening Test between India and England ended in a draw in Rajkot and the teams are already in Visakhapatnam for the 2nd contest in the 5-match rubber.

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Visakhapatnam, Nov 15: Come Thursday (November 17), India's captain and star batsman Virat Kohli will reach a milestone in the 2nd Test against England.

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The 28-year-old Kohli, who is, by far, India's best batsman across all three formats at the moment, is set to play his 50th Test on Thursday. He made his Test debut against West Indies in June 2011 in Kingston (Jamaica). (Kohli eyes Azhar's record)

Virat Kohli plays a shot during the 1st Test against England in Rajkot

The opening Test between India and England ended in a draw in Rajkot on Sunday (November 13) and the teams are already in Visakhapatnam for the 2nd contest in the 5-match rubber.

Kohli, who already owns several records, will be the 28th player from India to play in 50 or more Tests. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar leads the pack for the country and in the world, with 200 Test appearances.

In his 49 Tests so far, Kohli has accumulated 3,643 runs with 13 hundreds and 12 fifties. His highest score is 211. With his 50th Test in 2 days' time, Kohli will surpass Kiran More and EAS Prasanna, who both played in 49 matches each.

As a Test captain, Kohli has led the team to 10 victories from 18 matches. He is India's fourth most successful captain after Mahendra Singh Dhoni (27 wins), Sourav Ganguly (21) and Mohammad Azharuddin (14).

Thanks to Kohli, India escaped with a draw in Rajkot and will be hoping to take a lead in Visakhapatnam.


Most Test matches for India (As on November 15, 2016)

200 - Sachin Tendulkar

163 - Rahul Dravid

134 - VVS Laxman

132 - Anil Kumble

131 - Kapil Dev

125 - Sunil Gavaskar

116 - Dilip Vengsarkar

113 - Sourav Ganguly

103 - Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag

99 - Mohammad Azharuddin

92 - Zaheer Khan

91 - GR Viswanath

90 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

88 - Syed Kirmani

80 - Ravi Shastri

72 - Ishant Sharma

69 - Mohinder Amarnath

67 - Bishan Singh Bedi, Javagal Srinath

59 - Polly Umrigar

58 - BS Chandrasekhar, Gautam Gambhir

57 - S Venkataraghavan

55 - Chandu Borde, Vijay Manjrekar

51 - Navjot Singh Sidhu

49 - Virat Kohli, Kiran More, EAS Prasanna

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