Highest Run Scorer in Sri Lanka Vs India Test Series 2017
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Leading run scorer in SL Vs IND Test series: On this Lanka tour, India is doing what they are known to do with bat. The visitors are enjoying batting-friendly tracks on Lankan soil. Two consecutive stellar performances led India past 600 score in the first innings of both Tests each. And the credit goes to the batsmen. They are now in a strong position certainly away from the fear of series loss. Every Indian batsman, from top to bottom, is well up to the mark with their assigned role. And those, who have got the spotlight, are Cheteshwar Pujara, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane. All the three teammates are now in a race to become the highest run scorer in Sri Lanka Vs India Test series.
Undergoing a tremendous for months now, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has seen a massive bounce in his strike rate (109.13), slightly less than double of his career's SR (64). More a sprint, Dhawan's marathon 190 in the first Innings of opening Test handed India a clinical win over the hosts. Adding 14 and 35 more to his individual total in the next two innings, Dhawan has now reached 2nd with 239 runs. Given the form he is undergoing at present, the southpaw stands good chances to finish as the leading run scorer in SL Vs IND Test series.
Cheteshwar Pujara's fluent 153 and 133 in the first innings of both Tests each make him the front-runner of highest run scorer in Sri Lanka Vs India Test series. Pujara got the credit of India's first win along with Dhawan. In the first match, he amassed 253 runs with in-form Dhawan for the second wicket, more importantly completing his 12th century. Moving into the next Test in Colombo, India's number three batsman smashed another well-calculated ton (133). Way ahead of others on the runs count, Pujara has piled up 313 runs in three innings so far and is leading the table.
Another Indian batsman to post a century in the series so far, Ajinkya Rahane, too, got into India's mission 3-0, although in the second Test. After a brilliant half-century (57) in the opening Test, Rahane came up with a top-notch hundred (132) in the next game to contribute his part to India's another potential win. Rahane is third on the batsmen's table with 212 runs. Averaging 106, the most by any batsman in the series so far, Rahane has more to put on display in the forthcoming innings.
Who will become the leading run scorer in SL Vs IND Test series 2017?