Team India will be aiming for a series win when they will face Australia in the 3rd Test match. A win in Indore, will take India to the number 1 position in Test rankings and also confirm their berth for WTC final set to be played in June. Meanwhile, Australia will be without their star players David Warner and skipper Pat Cummins. Another loss here would jeopardise Australia's chances of qualifying for the WTC final.
Here in this article, we will look at some of the stats and milestones that could be achieved in the 3rd Test match.
1 - Ravindra Jadeja needs 1 more wicket to become 2nd Indian after Kapil Dev to complete 5000 runs and 500 wickets in international cricket.
2 - Ravichandran Ashwin needs 2 more wickets to surpass Kapil Dev and become 3rd highest wicket-taker for India in international cricket.
Most wickets for India in international cricket:
Anil Kumble - 953
Harbhajan Singh - 707
Kapil Dev - 687
Ravichandran Ashwin - 686
Zaheer Khan - 597
2 - Axar Patel needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 wickets in Test Cricket. Axar Patel has taken 48 wickets in 10 Test matches.
Fastest to 50 wickets in Test Cricket by Indian bowlers (by matches Played):
Ravichandran Ashwin - 9
Anil Kumble - 10
Narendra Hirwani - 11
Harbhajan Singh - 11
Jasprit Bumrah - 11
3 - Mohammed Siraj needs 3 more wickets to complete the milestone of taking 50 wickets in Test cricket.
4 - Nathan Lyon needs 4 more wickets to surpass Muthiah Muralitharan and become 2nd highest wicket-taker against India in Test cricket.
Most Wickets against India in Test cricket:
James Anderson - 139
Muralitharan - 105
Nathan Lyon - 102
35 - Peter Handscomb needs 35 more runs to complete 9000 runs in FC Cricket.
45 - Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma needs 45 more runs to complete 17000 runs in international cricket.
Most runs for India in international cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 34357
Virat Kohli - 25012
Rahul Dravid - 24064
Sourav Ganguly - 18433
MS Dhoni - 17092
Rohit Sharma - 16955
67 - Virat Kohli needs 67 more runs to complete 4000 Test runs on home soil.
Most Test runs for India on home soil:
Sachin Tendulkar - 7216
Rahul Dravid - 5598
Sunil Gavaskar - 5067
Virender Sehwag - 4656
Virat Kohli - 3923
69 - Cheteshwar Pujara needs 69 more runs to complete 2000 runs in Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Most runs in Border-Gavaskar Trophy:
Sachin Tendulkar - 3262
Ricky Ponting - 2555
VVS Laxman - 2434
Rahul Dravid - 2143
Michael Clarke - 2049
Cheteshwar Pujara - 1931