The first Test from today: 22.5% more than the Virat’s suction rate route, but India won 15% less matches from England
England first country to play 1000th Test in cricket history, Australia second with 812 Tests
The first match of the five-Test series between India and England will be played here from Wednesday in Edgbaston. Watch Virat Kohli’s captaincy and batting. Statistics show that he is the captain of the England team who is more successful than the Root. Virat has so far captained 35 Tests. Of these, India won 21, won nine draws. Root took the captaincy in 16 matches. Six of these won, eight were lost. But in England the case of Test results against India is huge. England and India played 117 Tests against each other Of these, England has 43 and India has won 25.
India played 57 matches in England, of which only six won. Team India has won only three Tests in England (in 1971, 1986, 2007) so far. The last time in England was the Test series under Rahul Dravid. In the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Team India lost 4-1 in the 2011 series and 3-1 in 2014. Talking about the last five years, India played 6 series out of Asia. Of these, only one could win (against the West Indies).
In just 11 months England won only one test
The previous form of England in Test is also the cause of concern for him. England have won only one of nine Tests against Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan since September 2017. West Indies and Pakistan defeated them in the last five Tests played at the home ground. At the same time, this time the England season can play a big role for the Indian team. There is a lot of heat in these days.
For this reason, the pitch there could be helpful for dry and spinners like the Indian subcontinent. However, due to low rainfall in Birmingham, there is a possibility of getting outfield and pitch drying. To tackle this, about four to five times more water is being added to the ground over the past few days. Within 36 minutes on Monday, 47 thousand liters of water was poured out on the field. England has also included Adil Rashid in the team, considering the role of spinners.
Cook said that India’s fast bowlers did not see such a potential
England’s Alastair Cook, who scored double century in Tests in India in Edgbaston in 2011, said that the present bowlers of Team India have a lot of variety. He said, “It seems that his (India) has a good bowler, especially the fast bowler, this is absolutely unusual, I have not seen the ability and depth of fast bowling like that in the past 10 years in Indian bowlers’ game There has been a lot of change. ”
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Karun Nair, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah.
England: Joe Root (captain), Alastair Cook, Kiton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, David Malan, Moin Ali, Adil Rashid, Jamie Porter, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad