Scoring runs against SENA teams namely South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia is often considered a great achievement in international cricket. We are all aware of the fact that these four cricketing nations are historically strong and have consistently been among the top teams in the world.
SENA teams are known for having some of the most disciplined bowling attacks in the world. They often have bowlers who can swing the ball, extract bounce, and operate with both pace and spin. Facing such skilful bowlers poses a significant challenge for batters in the first place.
In this article, we will delve deep into the list of highest individual scores for India against SENA teams across formats.
1. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag was one of the highly successful openers in the history of Indian cricket and what really made him special was that he had a knack for finding gaps with ease. The Nawab of Najafgarh registered the highest score for India against the SENA team in the longest format of the game. Sehwag scored 319 against South Africa, which was his second triple-century in Tests.
2. Karun Nair
Karun Nair etched his name into the record books when he became the second Indian to score a triple century in Test cricket. He achieved the feat against the England cricket team when he scored an unbeaten 303* in Chennai. He was known for his solid technique and ability to play long innings.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batters in contemporary cricket. He is known for his ability to assess the conditions before going about his business across formats of the game and is undoubtedly the best opener across formats. However, he is particularly effective in limited-overs cricket, where he has a reputation for scoring big hundreds. He registered the highest score for India against the SENA team as he scored 209 against Australia.
2. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is known for his compact technique and calm demeanour at the crease. The young and promising right-handed batter is known for his ability to play both pace and spin with confidence. As an Indian, he registered the second-best score against the SENA team. He scored 208 against New Zealand.
1. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is known for his solid technique and despite his young age, he possesses a compact and classical batting approach, which is a sight to behold. Moreover, he relies on his elegant shot-making and impeccable timing. He has the ability to pierce gaps with well-placed shots rather than relying solely on power-hitting. He registered the highest score against a SENA team in T20Is as he scored 126* against New Zealand.
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad is well and truly making his mark in international cricket. He brings a certain exuberance and youthful energy to his batting. The 26-year-old is known for his fearlessness and positive intent, which make him an exciting prospect in T20 cricket. He scored 123* against Australia, which is the second-best score by an Indian against a SENA team.