India and South Africa are set to engage in an upcoming Test Series. The IND vs SA Test Series consists of three Test Matches. The First Test Match will begin on 26th December at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Virat Kohli will lead Team India in the Test series in South Africa and will start preparations for the much-awaited 3-match Test series. While South Africa Team will be led by Dean Elgar.

It will be a tough challenge for Team India to win the Test series against South Africa. For the last 29 Years, Team India has not been able to win any Test series against South Africa.

While playing against South Africa, India has played a total of 61 Tests, in which won 18 matches and lose 34 while 7 ended in a draw. However, We had a few Indian batsmen who have good batting records in the IND vs SA Test Series Match.

Indian Batters with most Test Runs against South Africa

Before the start of the much-awaited Test series, here’s the list of the top 5 Indian batters who have scored the most Test runs against South Africa. Along with Virat Kohli, we had mentioned all these batsmen who have retired from cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar  (1161 Runs) – Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar has scored more than 1000 runs in South Africa. He has scored 1161 runs in 15 matches in just 28 innings at an average of 46.44. He is at the top of the list of most runs scored in the Test series against South Africa. The former right-handed batsman has also scored 5 centuries & 3 half-centuries in IND vs SA Tests.

Sachin Tendulkar

Rahul Dravid (624 Runs) – Currently, He is the head coach of the Indian Cricket Team, Rahul Dravid has scored 624 runs in 21 Test matches at an average of 29.71 between 1996 to 2011. Dravid has also smacked 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries against South Africa. His highest score against SA was a 148-run knock.

Rahul Dravid

VVS Laxman (566 Runs) – The Former Indian player VVS Laxman comes third in this list. He has played 10 Test Matches in South Africa. VVS Laxman has scored 566 runs in 18 innings at an average of 40.42. He did not manage to score a Single Century against South Africa. Moreover, he has scored 4 half-centuries in such games.

VVS Laxman

Virat Kohli (558 Runs) – Virat Kohli spots four on the list. Virat will lead Team India in the Test Series in South Africa. He has played 5 Test matches in South Africa, scoring 558 runs at an average of 55.80. Kohli has also scored 2 centuries & 2 half-centuries.

Virat Kohli

Sourav Ganguly (506 Runs) – Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly is now the current BCCI president. He has played 8 Test matches and scored 506 runs in 16 innings at an average of 36.14. The former left-handed batsman Ganguly also scored 4 half-centuries.

Sourav Ganguly

Also Read – South Africa Test Squad Announced For Test Series vs India

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