India captain Virat Kohli and Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara have not scored a century in a long time. This trend continues in the World Test Championship against New Zealand and the first match of the five-Test series against England. Talk about the last century of both players, so the wait is long. Virat has 27 centuries in Test cricket, but since November 2019, he has yearned to reach three figures. The same is true of Pujara who has not scored a Test century in the last 32 innings. Meanwhile, he has scored 857 runs at 27.64. If the Indian team is to perform well in the foreign ground, it is definitely necessary for both players to get into a rhythm, otherwise their problems with the team will increase.
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Both players failed at Lord’s ground.
India should play the next Test against England at Lord’s, called the Mecca of Cricket. Every cricketer’s dream is to score a century on this ground. Virat has scored centuries in every corner of the world, but when it comes to the Lord’s, he lags behind. The Indian captain has played four innings at Lord’s where he has scored 65 runs and his best score is 25 runs. Speaking of Pujara, he has played two matches on this ground, in which he scored only 89 runs in four innings and his best score is 43 runs.
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Currently only Rahane has achieved this in India
Apart from Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, no Indian batsman has scored a century in Test matches at Lord’s. Rahane was instrumental in India’s 95-run win in 2014, scoring 103 in the first innings on this historic ground. India’s top six batsmen Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant will play Tests at Lord’s for the first time, with KL Rahul scoring 18 runs in both innings in a single Test here in 2018. In the name of India’s Dilip Vengsarkar, the stadium holds the record for three consecutive centuries. He started the field with 107 runs in 1979 and then scored 157 not out in 1982 and 126 in 1986.