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Top 5 Indian batters against South Africa in Tests in SA

The India vs South Africa series will be starting from 26th December.

Both teams are looking to win the series and get some crucial World Test Championship points.

India doesn’t have a good record against South Africa at their home in Test cricket.

The men in blue has never won a Test series in South Africa, though we have seen many brilliant performances from both the batters and bowlers in South Africa.

The South African team is looking a bit weaker this time and it is a great opportunity for the Indian team to win their first-ever Test series in South Africa. 

India has now started to win even against Australia in Australia which is not an easy task.

If India beat South Africa, they will become only the second Asian side to win a series in South Africa after Sri Lanka.

India will require some great individual performances from both their batters and bowlers to achieve this record.

Many Indian batters have played well in South Africa.

Here is a list of the top 5 Indian batters with the most number of runs in South Africa against South Africa. 

5- Sourav Ganguly

The current President of BCC1 and the Former skipper of the Indian team, Sourav Ganguly takes 5th place in this list.

Sourav Ganguly has scored 506 runs against South Africa at their home.

He has scored these in 16 innings at an average of 36.14.

Ganguly has played some brilliant knocks at crucial times in South Africa but unfortunately, he never managed to score a hundred against the Proteas in South Africa.

He has smashed 4 superb half-centuries against them.

His highest score in Tests in South Africa is 73.

4- Virat Kohli

The current Indian Test skipper and one of the best players in the world, Virat Kohli is in the 4th spot in this list.

Virat Kohli has a brilliant record against South Africa not only in India but also in South Africa.

Virat was superb in the last series played in South Africa between IND and SA.

Virat has smashed 558 runs in the only 10 innings he has played in South Africa so far with an outstanding average of 55.80.

The right-handed batter has also scored 2 brilliant tons and 2 half-centuries with a highest score of 153 against South Africa at their home. 

3- VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman takes 3rd place in this list.

In IND vs SA encounters in Test cricket, Laxman has scored 566 runs in 18 innings with an average of 40.42.

The former Indian batter, Laxman has smashed 4 superb half-centuries in those encounters.

Laxman was also not able to score a Test ton in South Africa and his highest score is 96. 

2- Rahul Dravid

The current Indian coach and former player, Rahul Dravid grabs the 2nd spot on our list.

Rahul Dravid has scored 624 runs in 22 Test innings at an average of 29.71 against South Africa at their home.

The former Indian captain has also scored 1 brilliant century and 2 half-centuries in IND vs SA Test encounters.

Rahul Dravid has the highest score of 148 runs against South Africa at their home. 

2- Sachin Tendulkar 

Without any doubt the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is on the top spot on this list.

Sachin Tendulkar is known as one the best players in cricket history and he has scored runs against almost every nation.

Sachin also had a good batting record in South Africa where most of the Asian batters struggles a lot.

Sachin has scored 1161 runs in 28 innings at an average of 46.44 against South Africa at their home.

The former Indian skipper has also smacked 5 superb centuries and 3 half-centuries in IND vs SA Test clashes.

His highest score against South Africa is 169 runs.

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