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India tour of England 2018 (Test series) – First Test: Stats Preview
By Sandy - Aug 1, 2018 11:12 am
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After the end of the limited-overs series, the hosts England and the visitors India will play the lengthy five-match Test series, starting from this Wednesday (August 1) at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Virat Kohli and Joe Root with the trophy

Both teams are desperate to get success in the Test series. While India won the T20I series (1-2) and England won the ODI series (2-1) early in this tour, it is very expected that the Test series will be an exciting series.

Also read: Eng vs Ind (1st Test): Predicted XI Of India For The Birmingham Test

In the latest Test ranking, India is on the top position while England is at the fifth position. However, England has a good advantage as they will play in their home venues, but India is also very desperate to prove themselves in this unfamiliar condition.

Prior to the first Test, we will look at some important Test stats between England and India at Edgbaston (Birmingham).

Major Test stats between England and India at Edgbaston, Birmingham

(Teams stats)

Head-to-Head

Played: 6; England won: 5; India won: 0; Drawn/Tied: 1/0

Highest totals

England: 710/7 decl. in 2011

India: 390 in 1986

Lowest totals (completed innings)

England: 203 in 1967

India: 92 in 1967

Match results

In 1967: England won by 132 runs   

In 1974: England won by an innings & 78 runs   

In 1979: England won by an innings & 83 runs   

In 1986: Match drawn   

In 1996: England won by 8 wickets   

In 2011: England won by an innings & 242 runs 

 

Also read: Brief look at India’s all Test victories in England

(Individual stats) – Batting

Highest individual knocks

England: 294 by Alastair Cook in 2011

India: 122 by Sachin Tendulkar in 1996

Most runs scorers

England: 294 runs scored by Alastair Cook (in 1 innings)

India: 216 runs scored by Sunil Gavaskar (in 6 innings)  

 

(Individual stats) – Pace Bowling

Best bowling figure in an innings

England: 5/70 by Ian Botham in 1979

India: 6/58 by Chetan Sharma in 1986

Best bowling figure in a match

England: 7/71 by Mike Hendrick in 1974

India: 10/188 by Chetan Sharma in 1986

Most wickets takers

England: 13 wickets taken by Mike Hendrick (in 4 innings)

India: 10 wickets taken by Chetan Sharma (in 2 innings)

 

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(Individual stats) – Spin Bowling

Best bowling figure in an innings

England: 4/31 by Phil Edmonds in 1986

India: 4/60 by Erapalli Prasanna in 1967

Best bowling figure in a match

England: 6/106 by Ray Illingworth in 1967

India: 7/111 by Erapalli Prasanna in 1967

Most wickets takers

England: 7 wickets taken by Phil Edmonds (in 4 innings)

India: 8 wickets taken by Erapalli Prasanna (in 3 innings)