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ENG Vs IND, 2018: The Game of Numbers From India’s Perspective

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Indian players are having a good time in England. The spin duo in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav for India especially are cherishing a phenomenal tour.

The new spin sensation Kuldeep has now equalled the record with Indian speedster Ajit Agarkar both having 48 wickets after 22 matches most by any Indian bowler.

The strength of the Indian cricket team is getting overshadowed by the overwhelming performance from their bowlers which is indeed a major boost for the Men in Blue.

Most runs by an opening pair in England. (Photo Source: Syed Yasir/Twitter)

Magnanimous Virat Kohli:

With the presence of run-machine in the form of skipper Virat Kohli, Team India is able to chase any set of the target.

In the Twenty20 series against England, he became the fourth batsman to score 2,000 runs. He is also the first batsman to score 1000 runs in 2018. Not only in the white-ball cricket, Kohli shines when it comes to the Test format he ranks second in terms of best average for India.

Kohli has an average of 61.07 just after Sourav Ganguly, who is placed at the first position (minimum 1000 runs).

Sensational Rahul:

India is having a new number four batsman for whom captain Kohli sacrificed his slot. KL Rahul becomes the second Indian player after Rohit Sharma to score two tons in T20Is.

Eventually, one can imagine the success of Rahul as he was ranked at the 99th position in July 2016. Now, he is placed third in ICC’s Twenty20 rankings.

The chivalrous openers:

India is having a good opening batting strength. In the presence of enterprising Shikhar Dhawan and valiant Rohit Sharma, India is getting the stamp of victory from the very beginning.

Talking about Rohit, he now has a century in every series since Champions Trophy 2017. He is also the only cricketer to score three centuries in each format.

A century in every series since CT 2017 (Image Credits: Syed Yasir/BrokenStats)

Highest average:

Dhawan is having a similar kind of regards as he has the highest batting average (71.30) for being visiting opening batsmen to have played 10 or more ODI innings in England. His partner Rohit is second on the list with 62.27.

The duo also registered most runs by an opening pair in England while amassing 893 runs.

Rohit Sharma under his own captaincy, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni. (Image credits: Syed Yasir)

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