India vs West Indies, this is one of the most historic rivalries in the game of cricket. Numerous records are set, when these two teams play against each other. Recently, when India faced West Indies in an away series in July 2023, few new records were set and equalled. India and West Indies, both had a very rich cricketing history. Many great batsmen and bowlers came from these two teams, who changed the game forever. Out of the many great batsmen from these two teams, the question arises, who are the top 5 batsmen with most fifties in India vs West Indies Test matches? These two teams had given two of the most iconic batsmen of the world, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. They have set such records, which are next to impossible for any batsmen to break.
India vs West Indies, the second Test will be played from 20 July 2023 at Queen’s Park, Oval. India has one the first match and is set for another faceoff. Talking about the batsmen, who came from these two teams created a huge impact on the game. Some of the best Test players include Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the West Indies and Rahul Dravid from India.. The 400 runs scored by Brian Lara against England in a single inning in 2004 still stands as the record. Sachin’s record of 51 Test centuries is out of the reach of any player today. ‘The Wall’, name was given to Dravid for his unbreakable defense. Shivnarine Chanderpaul, West Indies’ batsman holds the record of scoring most fifties against India in Test matches. Overall, these batsmen were truly the best of their time.
List of top 5 batsmen to score most fifties in India vs West Indies Test matches
- Shivnarine Chanderpaul- 18 fifties
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a batsman considered as one of the finest Test players of the West Indies. He has scored 18 fifties in Test matches against India and comes at the first spot in the list of top 5 batsmen.
- Desmond Haynes- 13 fifties
Desmond Haynes represented the West Indies cricket team between 1970 to 2000, where he scored 7,487 Test runs. Against India, Desmond scored 13 fifties in 11 Test matches, which puts him in 2nd spot.
- Rahul Dravid- 13 fifties
Rahul Dravid, ‘the wall’ has scored 13 fifties against West Indies in 16 Test matches. He comes at the 3rd position in the list of top 5 players to score most fifties in India vs West Indies.
- Sunil Gavaskar- 13 fifties
Given his impressive records, Sunil Gavaskar is regarded as one of India’s most successful batsmen. He has scored 13 fifties against West Indies in 27 Test matches.
- Sachin Tendulkar- 11 fifties
Sachin Tendulkar, the ‘master blaster’ of cricket is truly the greatest batsman of all time. Sachin has scored 11 fifties while playing against West Indies in 17 Test matches.
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