Scoring runs against Team India is quite a daunting task. The Indian bowlers often do the homework during the training session such that they produce a stellar rebound during the games. At times, the bowlers would find it tough to get the prized wickets.
Some batters have given the Indian bowlers a run for their money and went on to play impactful innings. Let’s get to know more about the two batsmen of the present era who scored more than 10 international centuries against Team India.
1. Steve Smith
Australia’s best batter, Steve Smith has often let his performances do the talking while playing against Team India. His statistics tell us that he loves batting against India.
It is worth noting here that he played countless impactful knocks for the team when it mattered the most. Rightly so, he earned the tag of an “impact player”. Steve Smith comes first on the list as he has scored 14 centuries against India in international cricket, the most by any current player.
He completed 9000 runs in Test cricket during the second Test against England in the Ashes 2023. As of now, he scored 9320 runs at an average of 58.62 including 32 tons, 4 double tons and 39 fifties. On the other hand, he scored 4939 runs in ODIs at an average of 44.5 whereas he scored 1008 runs in T20Is at an average of 25.2.
2. Joe Root
Former England Test captain Joe Root comes second on the list as he scored twelve centuries against Team India in international cricket, the second-most by any player of the current era.
Joe Root and Steve Smith are the only two batters of the present era with more than 10 international centuries against Team India. Meanwhile, Joe Root is the leading run-scorer in Test cricket among the active players with 11416 runs at an average of 50.29 including 30 centuries, 5 double centuries and 60 fifties.
On the other side of the coin, he aggregated 6207 runs in One-Day Internationals at an average of 50.06 including 16 tons and 36 fifties and then scored 893 runs in Twenty20 Internationals including 5 fifties.
Updated as of August 1, 2023*