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Top 10: Most Runs against India across Formats – CricIndeed


Ricky Ponting’s tally of 4795 is the highest any player has scored against Team India in all three formats combined. The Men in blue has produced various world-beating bowlers.

If you consider the numbers, one important name among them is Anil Kumble. He is among the top ten bowlers with the most international wickets across formats. With his smart bowling expertise, Kumble proved to be a dangerous customer for the opposition batters. He is now followed by Ravichandran Ashwin, who is very close to the top ten list.

And then there are Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and the current sensations, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. This article is about men who have been consistently better against these bowlers and scored in bulk for their respective teams.

The list below shows the top ten batsmen who have scored the most runs against India in all three formats to date.

Most Runs against India in All Three Formats

Ricky Ponting (AUS) 89 111 4795 257 47.00 14 22
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 110 117 4563 275 42.25 10 25
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 97 103 4287 219 44.19 11 23
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 103 105 3927 340 40.07 10 16
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI) 73 87 3531 149* 49.04 9 20
Joe Root (ENG) 53 70 3426 218 56.16 12 13
Matthew Hayden (AUS) 48 65 3417 203 56.01 9 19
Jacques Kallis (SA) 58 68 3409 201* 64.32 9 18
Javed Miandad (PAK) 63 73 3403 280* 60.76 8 20
Alastair Cook (ENG) 57 81 3253 294 42.24 8 15

Key Stats

Joe Root is the only current player who is part of this list. The English captain is also among the top ten batsmen against India in terms of both Test runs and overall centuries.


Steve Smith is the only other cricketer among the current cricketers to score 3000+ runs against the men in blue.

If you look at every name on the list, each one is a good player of sweep shot and, thereby, a better player of spin.

Sanath Jayasuriya’s 340 is the highest score by any batsman against India across formats.

Interestingly, the former Sri Lankan captain is also among three batsmen who have been dismissed for a duck by Indian bowlers – 9. The others are Jonny Bairstow and Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Ricky Ponting’s 14 100s against India is the highest by any opposition batter in the combination of all three formats. Check the top ten here.

Related: Batters with Most 200s in Test Cricket


Buvanesh Thiraviam - writer in Cricindeed

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