The IND vs ENG 3rd Test of the five-match India vs England Test Series is scheduled to kickstart from February 15th onwards at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. With the IND vs ENG Test Series currently tied at 1-1 after first two matches, both India and England aim to seize the lead. Ahead of IND vs ENG 3rd Test, let’s have a look at the players who have scored the most runs at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Gujarat.
Out-of-favor star batter Cheteshwar Pujara presently holds the record for scoring the most runs at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Pujara, who isn’t part of the ongoing IND vs ENG Test series, has so far scored a total of 228 runs scored across two Test matches with an impressive average of 76.00. Notably, the veteran has recorded both a century and a half-century at the venue, solidifying his status as a formidable batsman on his home turf.
Virat Kohli holds the record of being the second-highest run-scorer at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. With 228 runs from two Tests, the prolific India batter tally matches that of Pujara’s. Kohli has notched one century in two Tests at this venue with a remarkable batting average of 53.90. Notably, the former India skipper, who missed out on playing first two Tests, hasn’t been picked in the India squad for the remaining three Tests as well.
Former India opener Murali Vijay occupies the third position on this list with 157 runs at an average of 42.20 in Rajkot. Notably, all of these runs were accumulated from a single Test match he played at the venue — IND vs ENG 1st Test, Rajkot, November 2016, England tour of India.
Overall number four on the list, England star all-rounder Ben Stokes leads the chart for England’s highest run-scorer at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot. Stokes has so far scored 157 runs at this venue in a single Test match, with an average of 157.00.
Former England captain Alastair Cook, widely regarded as one of the greatest English Test players of all time, occupies the fifth position with 151 runs at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium.