The first test between India and Sri Lanka starts today. One important aspect of this tour is that Sachin Tendulkar’s bid to become the world’s leading test match scorer. He is 172 runs away from surpassing the 11,953 scored by retired West Indies captain Brian Lara..
Tendulkar averages 111.66 from six Tests in Sri Lanka with four centuries. He already holds three major batting records : the highest number of centuries in Tests (39), and the most runs (16,361) and hundreds (42) in One-Day Internationals.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting (10,099 runs) and India’s Rahul Dravid (10,098) are the only active members of the elite 10,000 club.