As India gear up for the 3-match Test series against New Zealand, there are certain milestones to be achieved by the stars from both the teams. Here are some of them.
Sachin Tendulkar (49), in case of a hundred in the Ahmedabad Test, would become the first batsman to complete 50 centuries.
In case of a fifty in either innings of the Ahmedabad Test, Tendulkar would be equalling a world record for fifties in eleven consecutive matches. At present, the said record is shared by three batsmen - Viv Richards, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag.
Sachin has aggregated 1270 (ave.97.69) in 9 Tests in 2010. In case, he makes 123 runs in the Ahmedabad Test, he would be surpassing his personal best, recorded in 2002 - 1392 (ave.55.68) in 16 Tests.
Rahul Dravid (198) needs two catches to become the first fielder in Test annals to complete a double century of catches.
Dravid (16) requires one catch to establish a record for most catches by an Indian fielder against New Zealand. Ajit Wadekar had also taken 16 catches against New Zealand.
Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar have recorded four centuries each against New Zealand. In case Dravid hits a 100, he would be the first to post five centuries in India-New Zealand Tests.
Zaheer Khan (986) needs 14 runs to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 200 wickets. He would be joining the four Indian all-rounders - Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.
Daniel Vettori (3962 runs + 325 wickets in 100 Tests) needs 38 runs to become the fifth New Zealander after Stephen Fleming, Martin Crowe, John Wright and Nathan Astle to complete 4,000 runs.
Vettori is all set to become the third all-rounder after England's Ian Botham (5200 + 383 in 102) and India's Kapil Dev (5248 + 434 in 131) to complete the double of 4,000 runs and 300 wickets in Tests.
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