Top 5 run-getters for India in overseas Test wins
Overseas assignments have always been tough for the Indian cricket team. Historically, Indian teams have struggled to win Test matches abroad, especially outside Asia.
One of the reasons for India's struggles in overseas assignments is their batting. Indian batsmen grow up playing on flat tracks, due to which most of them struggle in alien conditions which are tougher for batting in comparison to the subcontinent.
Having said that, there have been few exceptions to this rule. Batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sunil Gavaskar scored runs all over the world. These batsmen helped India accomplish some of the best moments in their cricket history by helping them win Test matches abroad.
Let's delve a bit deeper into India's batting in overseas conditions, and take a look at the top five run-getters in overseas Test wins:
#5 Sourav Ganguly (997)
Sourav Ganguly is best known for his exploits as Indian captain, and seldom do people remember him for his batting - especially in Test cricket.
But Ganguly was a fighter who often bailed India out of trouble in Test matches. He was a part of the 'Fab Four' of the Indian batting, along with Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman.
Ganguly had a weakness against genuine fast bowlers, which often led people to undermine him as a Test batsman. But that didn't stop him from giving his best every time he stepped on the field.
Ganguly's contribution to Indian Test cricket can be ascertained from the fact that he is among the top five run-getters for India in overseas Test wins. He was part of 16 Test matches which India won abroad, and he scored 997 runs in those at an average of 52.47 with two centuries and eight fifties.