London. Team India is on a tour of England under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. The team is playing a five-match Test series there. In the first innings of the first Test (IND vs ENG), England scored 183 runs. At the end of the second day’s play, Team India had scored 125 runs for 4 wickets. Although the team had a good start, but after that the team lost 4 wickets early. The team is still behind England by 58 runs.
Talking about the performance of Team India’s batsmen, in 2021 in 8 Test matches, 22 players have scored 3290 runs at an average of 28. Three centuries and 21 half-centuries have been scored. The batting average in 2020 was 19 while in 2018 it was 27. Talking about the whole decade, these are the three worst batting averages of Team India. During this, Virat Kohli had the command of Team India. In 2018, Team India was defeated by 1-4 in the 5-match Test series in England.
This year has not scored a double century
No batsman of Team India has been able to score a double century in Tests in 2021. Rohit Sharma has played the biggest innings of 161 runs. He did this against England in Chennai. Apart from this, R Ashwin (106) and Rishabh Pant (101) have scored centuries. Even in 2020, none of our batsmen could reach a double century. Veteran batsmen like Captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane have not been able to score a century during this period. Pujara and Rahane are in danger of being dropped from the team.
Waiting for triple century for 5 years
The last time a triple century from Team India came in 2016. Karun Nair scored an unbeaten 303 against England in Chennai. After this, no batsman of Team India could score a triple century in Test. Due to this the batting performance of Team India has come down. However, on the good performance of the bowlers, the team was successful in winning the match. The team also reached the final of the World Test Championship. But even in the final, none of our batsmen could score a half-century and the team was defeated.
Kohli has not been able to score a century since 622 days
Captain Virat Kohli’s performance is also a matter of concern for Team India. He has not been able to score a century in international cricket since 622 days. He was dismissed for zero in the first innings of the first Test against England. He made his last international century against Bangladesh in November 2019. After this, Kohli has been able to score runs at an average of 23 in the last 15 innings of the Test. Has scored three fifties. Talking about all three formats, Kohli has not been able to score a century in 47 innings.