Top five records that can be broken during South Africa vs India Test Series

Here are the five milestones that are up for grabs for players from South Africa and India during the two-match Test Series which is set to begin on Tuesday.

Sarah Andrew
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Source-Twitter)

South Africa and India are set to play each other in a two-match Test Series which starts on Tuesday. The traditional Boxing Day Test is set to be played in Centurion in front of a massive home crowd. The last time India played a Test Match here, KL Rahul had scored a century to help India win the game.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are back in the team as the two players will look to get going with the bat. It is also believed that Prasidh Krishna could make his Test debut after his impressive showing with the ball for India A.

As the short series is around the corner there are also some huge records up for grabs. In this article, we take a closer look at the top five records that are up for grabs during the South Africa vs India series.

Virat Kohli on a quest for multiple records – 


Former India skipper Virat Kohli will be looking at this tour of South Africa to go past many records. Virat Kohli needs 75 runs to reach the 11,000-run mark in First-Class Cricket. The 35-year-old also needs 105 runs to go past VVS Laxman to become the 4th highest run-scorer for India in Test Cricket.

Rohit Sharma on the verge of special feat– 


India skipper Rohit Sharma needs 7 more boundaries to reach the magical mark of 1000 fours in Test Cricket. The 36-year-old has scored 678 runs versus South Africa, if Rohit scored 70 runs more during the series he will have his best numbers against a SENA nation. 

Keshav Maharaj stands on the cusp of greatness – 


Star South African spinner Keshav Maharaj will lead the charge for the home side during the recent series. The left-arm-spinner needs just 14 scalps to reach the magical 600-wicket mark in First Class Cricket.

Can Ashwin do wonders?


Ravichandran Ashwin needs 11 wickets to reach 500 test wickets. If he does achieve those wickets during the South Africa series, the 37-year-old will become the 2nd fastest bowler to achieve the feat. Ashwin will also become the 2nd Indian bowler and 9th over to achieve the feat. The Chennai-based spinner also needs 2 wickets to clock up 150 Test wickets in overseas conditions.  

One final record for Dean Elgar?


Former South Africa skipper and opener Dean Elgar has already announced his decision to retire from the format. The two-match series against India is the final time the 36-year-old will pad up for his national side. Dean Elgar needs 189 runs to reach 1000 Test runs versus India.

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