A special record will be waiting for the route that they take when they play the first Test against the Indian team. In fact, he has played 99 Tests and will play his 100th Test at Chepak Stadium. He and his team would like to leave no stone unturned to make this match special.
Interestingly, Root made his Test career debut in 2012 against India as well. He started his career with a century at Jamtha Cricket Stadium in Vidarbha, Nagpur, while now he has reached India with a Dhansu victory in Sri Lanka.
Root had scored two centuries including a double century in both the matches played in Sri Lanka and was the hero of the victory. Root has scored 8249 runs in 181 innings of 99 Tests. This includes 19 centuries.
He is at number four in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs in Tests for England. Next to them are Alastair Cook (12472), Graham Gooch (8900) and Alec James Stewart (8463). In the series against India, Root will have a chance to leave Stewart behind.