WTC Final 2023 / Virat and Pujara's eyes on their own coach's record - who will win in this competition?

Zoom News : Jun 04, 2023, 02:15 PM
WTC Final 2023: Only counting days are left for the final of the World Test Championship to begin. From June 7, the title match between India and Australia will start and then with that the process of making and breaking of records will also start. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will also be seen doing something similar in this match. Actually, both these players will be eyeing to break the record of their team's head coach Rahul Dravid. Now you must be thinking that what is that record, which we are talking about breaking. So this record is related to the Test statistics between India and Australia. Rahul Dravid is the third highest run scorer after Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman from the Indian batsman who scored the most runs against Australia.

Rahul Dravid's 2143 runs against Australia

But, now both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have a chance to leave behind Rahul Dravid in the final of WTC. First of all, let us know that how many runs are scored by Rahul Dravid in Test against Australia? Dravid has scored 2143 runs in 60 innings of 32 Tests against the Kangaroo team. During this, he has scored 2 centuries and 13 half-centuries.

Pujara and Virat against Australia

Cheteshwar Pujara is at number four in the list of Indian batsmen who have scored the most Test runs against Australia. He has so far scored 2033 runs in 43 innings of 24 Tests. Meaning, if Rahul Dravid is to be left behind, then Pujara will have to score 110 runs in both the innings of the WTC final.

At the same time, after 42 innings of 24 Tests against Australia, Virat Kohli has 1979 runs and is at number 5. But, it is also not far from leaving Rahul Dravid behind. Currently standing 54 runs away from Pujara, Virat Kohli will have to score 164 runs in both innings of WTC final to break Dravid's record.

Will Virat and Pujara be able to break Dravid's record?

Now the questions are whether Virat and Pujara will be able to do this. So for this, how his figures have been at the Oval, that has to be seen. At the Oval, Virat Kohli has scored only 169 runs in 6 innings of 3 Tests at an average of 28.16. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara has scored just 117 runs in 6 innings of 3 Tests at an average of 19.50. Means these two will be able to break Dravid's record in 2 innings of WTC final, it is a bit difficult to say.