Half Century is an individual score of over 50 runs, but not over 100 (century). Reasonably significant landmark for a batsman and more so for the lower order and the tail-enders. Here we are going to present the statistic of most number of fifties scored by Indians against England.

10. Sourav Ganguly: The definition of aggression, attitude,class, he is none other than ‘Dada’ Sourav Ganguly. Despite being a batsman who combined grace with surgical precision in his strokeplay, his career had spluttered to a standstill before being resurrected by a scintillating hundred on debut at Lord’s in 1996. He played 12 matches against England and scored 983 runs. He got 5 half centuries against England in his career. He got 10th position in this list.

9. Motganhalli Jaishima: A stylist in the purest sense, Motganhalli Laxmanarsu Jaisimha brought a certain panache to everything he did. He played total 11 matches and scored 852 runs with average of 42.60 against England. He got 6 fifties against England. He is at 9th position in this list.

8. Dilip Vengasarkar: Dilip Vengsarkar was known as one of the foremost exponents of the drive. From the late 70s to the late 80s, Vengsarkar was among the best batsmen in the country and, during a purple patch in the 80s, he was very nearly the leading player in the world. He played total 26 matches against England. He collected 1589 runs with average of 42.94 and got 6 fifties against England. He is standing at 8th position.

7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni: MS Dhoni has a very high bat speed through the ball which often results in the ball racing across the ground. From this initial stance his feet do not show much movement which sometimes results in chasing balls while not coming to the pitch of the ball or some deliveries catching the inside edge which caused him to snatch 8 half centuries against England. He scored 808 runs with average of 32.32. He occupied 7th rank in the list.

6. Farokh Engineer: Farokh Engineer is a former Indian cricketer of Parsi background who played 46 Tests for India and played first-class cricket for Bombay in India and Lancashire in England.  His finest moment as a batsman came against West Indies at Madras in 1966-67 when he plundered 94. He played 18 matches against England and scored 1113 with average of 37.10. He got 8 fifties against Englishmen. He is at 6th position in this list.

5. Kapil Dev: A significant name for India as he as the captain of that Indian Squad which brought first cricket World cup for India. Kapil Dev was the greatest pace bowler India has produced, and their greatest fast-bowling all-rounder. He played 27 matches against England. He collected 1355 runs with average of 41.06 and got 8 half centuries against England. He got 5th rank in this list.

4. Rahul Dravid: The main pillar of Indian test squad from 1996 to 2012, Rahul Dravid is at number 4th position in this list. Dravid established himself at the vanguard of a new, defiant generation that were no longer easybeats away from home. He played 21 matches and collected 1950 runs with average of 60.93 and got 8 fifties against England.

3. Gundappa Biswanath: Gundappa Viswanath was a true artist with the willow – his strokeplay, particularly the late-cut executed with lumberjack-strong wrists, was nothing less than divine. He played total 30 matches against England. He scored 1880 runs with average of 37.60 and hit 12 half ton against Englishmen. He is at 3rd position in this list.

2. Sachin Tendulkar: Sachin Tendulkar arguably the biggest cricket icon the game has ever known. A cricket record without him like cake without sugar.  He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut against Pakistan at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years. He played total 32 matches and collected 2535 runs with average of 51.73 and hit 13 fifties against England. He is standing at 2nd position in this list.

1. Sunil Gavaskar: Gavaskar was widely admired for his technique against fast bowling. His game was built around a near-perfect technique and enormous powers of concentration. He played 38 matches and collected 2483 runs with average of 38.20 against England. He hit 16 fifties against England in his career. He clinched tha top position in the list.

 

Players Name

No of Fifties

1.Sunil Gavaskar

16

2. Sachin Tendulkar

13

3. Gundappa Biswanath

12

4. Rahul Dravid

8

5. Kapil Dev

8

6. Farokh Engineer

8

7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

8

8. Dilip Vengasarkar

6

9. Motganhalli Jaishima

6

10. Sourav Ganguly

5