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India vs West Indies stats: Who are the top 5 batsmen to score most runs in a single Test series?

India vs West Indies is always a faceoff worth watching. Both the teams, right from the 90s to till now have evolved a lot in terms of game play and infrastructure. West Indies was once the most dominating team in cricket, as they had the most fearsome bowlers and hard hitting batsmen. But, in the recent past, West Indies cricket has faced a setback, as they aren’t even able to qualify in two consecutive World level championships. The team that once won two consecutive world cups, is already out of the world title race. On the other hand, Indian cricket has evolved consistently at a moderate pace, and today India is one of the top 3 teams in the game of cricket. India and West Indies, both have produced top class batsmen, who have reached many milestones. Batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid, Viv Richards, Sunil Ghavaskar and many others. But the question is, in India vs West Indies, Who are the top five batsmen to score most runs in a single Test series?

India and West Indies have faced each other 90 times in Test matches. Out of the 90 times, West Indies won 30 matches and India managed to win 22 matches. West Indies won most of their matches against India before 2015. In the last 5 India vs West Indies Test matches, West Indies didn’t manage to win a single Test match. West Indies and India have produced many centurions, who have broken many records. Players like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara have scored many centuries in Test cricket, but none of them is in the list of top 5 players to score most runs in a single Test series in India vs West Indies. 

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List of top 5 batsmen with most runs in a single India vs West Indies Test series

  • Sunil Ghavaskar- 774 runs

Former Indian cricketer, Sunil Ghavaskar is considered to be one of the best batsmen India had ever produced. In the India vs West Indies Test match in 1971, Sunil Ghavaskar scored 774 runs in just 4 matches. He scored 4 centuries and 1 double century in that particular series.

  • Rahul Dravid- 658 runs

Rahul Dravid, often named as The Wall is one of the finest Test cricket batsmen of all time. In 2002, India vs West Indies, Rahul Dravid scored 658 runs in 4 matches. He scored 3 hundred and one fifty in the series.

  • Everton Weeks- 629 runs

Everton Weeks, a West Indian right handed batsman is considered as one of the hardest hitters in the game of cricket. Everton scored 629 runs in 5 matches against India in 1948. He scored 2 double hundreds and 1 hundred.

  • Viv Richards- 594 runs

Vivian Ricshards, a West Indian batsman and captain, is considered as one of the greatest batsmen of the world. He is known as “Sir Viv Richards”. He scored 594 runs against India in the 1974-75 Test series of 5 matches, which included 2 centuries and 1 fifty.

  • Virender Sehwag- 544 runs

Virender Sehwag, a batsman who scored the fastest triple century in the history of International cricket. Virender Sehwag scored 544 runs in 4 matches against West Indies in 2006. He scored 2 centuries and 2 fifties in that particular series.

PlayerYearRunsCountry
Sunil Ghavaskar1971774India
Rahul Dravid2002658India
Everton Weeks1948629West Indies
Viv Richards1974-75594West Indies
Virender Sehwag2006544India

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