Indian batters are generally well-known for scoring runs at home since they are well aware of the home conditions. However, when it comes to overseas conditions, they quite often crumble and fall prey to the opposition bowlers.
The biggest challenge for any batsman is to score runs in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) Tests. History tells us that the top-order and the middle-order batters fail to succeed in SENA Tests.
At times, even the batters batting at No.8 or below tend to get into the groove and add value to the scoreboard. Now, let’s take a look at the four batters with the most 50+ scores for India in the SENA Tests batting at No.8 or below.
1. Kiran More
Kiran More comes first on the list in terms of aggregating the most fifty-plus scores for Team India in SENA Tests batting at No.8 or below. It is worth mentioning here that he is the only player from India with 5 fifty-plus scores for India in SENA Tests (21 innings). Overall, he hit seven fifties for Team India in Tests.
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2. Shardul Thakur
India’s bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur recently etched his name into the record books after he aggregated four fifty-plus scores in SENA Tests batting at No.8 or below (13 innings). Notably, he hit four half-centuries for Team India in Test cricket.
3. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. The 1983 World Cup-winning skipper has essayed 4 fifty-plus scores in SENA Tests batting at No.8 or below (22 innings). It is worth noting that the legend smacked 27 fifties for India in Tests.
4. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh might not have scored any fifty in One-Day Internationals but he showcased a great deal of grit and determination as far as the longest format of the game is concerned. He has been featured on the list as he accumulated 4 fifty-plus scores in SENA Tests batting at No.8 or below (31 innings). He hit nine fifties for India in Tests.
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Updated as of June 11, 2023*