Indias Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara is 45 runs away from getting to 1000 runs against England in the format in India. The fourth Test in Ahmedabad gives him an opportunity to go past the tally and join the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Pujara on the other has scored 955 runs from 12 matches against England. Pujara had scored his highest Test score of 206* against England at Ahmedabad in 2012.
Cheteshwar Pujara has not been at his best so far in the series. He has scored just one fifty-plus score and has been dismissed by Jack Leach a couple of times. Pujara will be itching to get some runs under his belt in the final game and be back in form.
Cheteshwar Pujara Closing in On Virat Kohli
Three Indian batsmen have scored over 1000 Test runs against England in India. Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, and Gundappa Vishwanath are the names in the elite test. Virat Kohli has scored 1742 runs against England in 22 matches overall. Gavaskar follows him in the list at second position with 1331 runs from 22 Test matches. He is followed by Viswanath who scored 1022 runs from 17 matches in the whites for Team India. Rahul Dravid, the former Indian skipper tops the list among the highest run-getters against England with 1950 runs in 21 games.
Meanwhile, India beat England in the third Test to knock them, out of the World Test championship final race. At the moment India are topping the WTC points table and are favorites to play the final against New Zealand at Lord’s in June later this year.
However, to guarantee themselves of a spot on the final Team India would need to ensure that they do not lose the fourth and final Test match against England. India are topping the table currently with 490 points and a percentage point of 71. New Zealand are placed second with 420 points and a percentage point of 70.