Blackcaps v India: NZ's Ross Taylor set to join unique 'triple century' club

With 100 tests on the horizon, Blackcaps batsman Ross Taylor has an army ready to come and witness a unique milestone. 

"I don't know if I've got enough tickets for them all," said Taylor. "They're all coming out of the woodwork."

They'll see history made this weekend, as Taylor becomes the first player to notch one hundred matches in all three formats of the international game. 

"It's nice to start the club… over the next few years, there's going to be a lot more to join in."

Taylor has revealed other Kiwi centurions have been in touch to wish him well for his milestone, including Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum. 

But there's no room for sentiment from Virat Kohli. This series is the most important of the tour for the Indian skipper, with test championship points up for grabs.

"I think the test championship, as an ICC tournament, should be right up there," said Kohli. "All other tournaments, for me, they start under that." 

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor. Photo credit: Getty

Kohli's team sit atop the test championship table, with a perfect seven wins from seven matches, and he's desperate for that form to continue to ensure they're at Lord's for the inaugural test championship final in June 2021.

"We're in that zone. We want those points and we want to make sure we qualify as soon as we can." 

The Blackcaps hope to frustrate the tourists - and give a teammate extra reason to celebrate - over the coming days.