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ENGvsIND: Predicting Top 5 run-scorer of the England vs India five matches test series

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ENGvsIND: Predicting Top 5 run-scorer of the England vs India five matches test series

ENGvsIND: Predicting Top 5 run-scorer of the England vs India five matches test series.

ENGvsIND: The England vs India five-match test series started off on 4th August with both the teams locking horns at Trent Bridge. Rain played spoilsport on most of the occasions as the first test match ended in a draw with no ball being bowled in entire day 5. Although it was a shame that none of the team emerged as the winner due to timely showers, there were some players who showed bright signs in the first test match itself.

Despite the match being marred by the rain, some quality performances were seen from both ends. India managed to outperform England on maximum areas in the first test match, however, the English comeback in the second innings was worth noting.

The article will take you through the batters from India and England who will emerge as the top 5 run-scorers in the India vs England five matches test series. The predictions have been made after watching the performances of batsmen in the first test and previous records against England.

Predicting Top 5 run-scorer of the England vs India five matches test series:

#5. Jonny Bairstow:

Jonny Bairstow in Test Cricket

The English dashing middle-order batsman, Jonny Bairstow, has shown some good signs in the two innings of the first test match against India. Even though Bairstow was unable to leave a strong dent with his batting in the opening test match, he showed he can be a dangerous weapon for England in the coming test matches.

Bairstow in the two innings managed to get an initial start but failed to take a good long ride of it. He amassed 29 in the first innings while 30 in the second, making a statement that he can be lethal in the upcoming matches.

He can very well help England in executing their plans when they need runs on the trot just like England did in the second innings. He played with a healthy strike rate and produced timely boundaries to put India under the back foot.

#4. Rohit Sharma:

Rohit Sharma in home Test match against England in 2021
Rohit Sharma in home Test match against England in 2021

Indian senior opener, Rohit Sharma, once again got a good start to his innings but failed to capitalise on it. Sharma, in the first innings against England,  got out in his regular fashion trying to pull a short ball and missed the length by bare margins.

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The batsman has been in a good form over the past couple of months, however, his knack of getting out in the late 30s has been a serious concern for India.

The 34-years old cricketer managed to score 36 in the first innings while an unbeaten 12 on the second innings of first England vs India test. He will have to revisit his pull shot and make amends to it or will have to use it bravely in order to advance further from nervous 30s. He was dismissed in a similar discipline in the 3rd Sydney Test in 2020 against Australia.

The experts during the match praised Sharma for his good looking defence technique and still balance to play the ball as late as possible. With certain changes in his batting techniques, Rohit was successful in negotiating the initial overs against the daunting England pacers. Experts believe that the cricketer will emerge as one of the top run-scorers if he manages to bring up his weapons from the armoury wisely.

ENGvsIND: Predicting Top 5 run-scorer of the England vs India five matches test series

#3. Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli in 2018 England test (1)
Virat Kohli in 2018 England test series

The Indian skipper once again became the talking topic for the netizens after he got a golden duck in the first test match against England. Virat was sent back by James Anderson in the very first ball which nipped away from Kohli and went straight in the hands of Jos Buttler after taking the fine edge of the bat.

Despite a poor show in the first innings, Virat has the calibre to bounce back and show his scintillating run of scores in the coming test matches. He has shown us over and over again why he is the best in the business and no one can keep him out from the runs.

The Indian skipper had a brilliant season in the 2018 England tour where he went on to make amends to his previous records in England. Kohli plundered a massive 593 runs in the five matches test series against England in 2018.

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#2. KL Rahul:

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

Kannur Lokesh Rahul was India’s best batsman in the first test match at Trent Bridge. Rahul made a strong comeback in the Indian white outfits as he plundered massive 84 runs in the first innings. 

Despite featuring in test cricket after so long, Rahul came up with honed skills and outplayed English bowlers to register his 12th test half-century. He also made a valuable contribution of 26 runs from 38 balls in the second innings, when India needed quick runs in the last session of Day 4.

With more accurate shot selection and not tickling the deliveries outside off, Rahul has improved leaps and bounds in his test skills. He looked more composed and a complete cricketer when he appeared to open the Indian innings with Rohit Sharma.

Although he was not preferred as the first choice opener, however, with a couple of injury concerns to other players it was a blessing in disguise for him.

If he continues his brilliant form in the entire test series, he will surely emerge as one of the top run-scorers in the five matches series.

ENGvsIND: Predicting Top 5 run-scorer of the England vs India five matches test series

#1. Joe Root:

Joe Root's superb century in the first test against India at Trent Bridge.
Joe Root’s superb century in the first test against India at Trent Bridge.

It is a no brainer that Joe Root will become the top run-scorer in India vs England test series. The cricketer has already shown his intent and character in the two innings of the first test where he pilled 64 and 109 runs.

Root was assessing the conditions brilliantly and executed shots to perfection, especially in the second innings. He played with a much better strike rate in the second innings to gain a good lead in the innings after trailing by almost 100 runs.

With added home support, Root is expected to emerge as the highest run-scorer and already has a fatty lead of 70 runs in the first match itself.

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