new Delhi : The 4-Test series between India and England is going to begin in Chennai on 5 February. This series is very important for both teams in terms of the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Not only this, Australia also has a keen eye on this series. New Zealand has already reached the finals of the ICC World Test Championship. New Zealand are number two in the ICC Test Championship and have cleared their way to the finals. But despite being at the top, the Indian team faces England’s challenge. Only after this test series, it will be decided which team of New Zealand will compete with India, England or Australia.
This is the schedule
The first Test between India and England will be played between 5 and 9 February and the second in Chennai from 13 to 17 February. While the third will be played in Ahmedabad from February 24 to 28 and the fourth from March 4 to 8. At the same time, the five-match T20 series will begin on March 12. While the three-match ODI series will be played from March 23 to March 28.
This is a squad
Indian team: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav , Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel.
England Team: Joe Root Captain, Joffra Archer, Moin Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jose Butler, Jake Crowley, Ben Fox, Dan Lawrence, Jake Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Ollie Stone and Chris Woakes.
Both teams will face each other after winning their last Test series. While India has to avenge the defeat in the Test series last year in England, it will be a tough challenge for England to beat India on their land. Recently England have defeated Sri Lanka in their 2 Test match series on their own soil. While Team India has been successful in winning the Test series in Australia.
In the total Test matches between India and England so far, India have the upper hand. A total of 60 Test matches have been played between the two teams so far in which India have won 19 Test matches, while England has been successful in winning 13 Test matches. Apart from this, 28 Test matches are being drawn.
Talking about the scores between the two countries, this record is India’s name. During the Chennai Test in 2016, India scored 759 runs for 7 wickets. At the same time, the England team scored the highest 710 runs in the 2011 Birmingham Test. In 1974, in the Lord’s Test in 1974, the Indian team was dismissed for just 42 runs. India have been allotted for less than 100 runs in an innings of Test against England 9 times. In 1971, the England team scored just 101 runs in the Oval Test.
Graham Gooch holds the record for the most runs scored in an innings in Test cricket between India and England. Gooch scored 333 against India in the Lord’s Test in 1990. On the other hand, Karun Nair scored 303 runs in the 2016 Chennai Test for India.
The player who scored the most runs during the India-England Test series is Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin has scored 2535 runs in 53 innings of 32 matches against England with 7 centuries and 13 half-centuries. Alastair Cook has scored the most runs for England against India. In 38 Test matches against India, Cook has scored 2431 runs with 7 centuries and 9 half-centuries. At the same time, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Alastair Cook are the most engaged in the India-England Test match. All three have scored 7-7 centuries in Tests played between India and England.
At the same time, in the Test match between India and England, James Anderson has taken the most wickets. Anderson has taken 110 wickets in 27 Tests against India so far. At the same time, Bhagwat Subramanya Chandrasekhar took the maximum wickets in India’s Test match against England. Chandrasekhar has taken 95 wickets in 23 Tests against England. At the same time, Chandrasekhar’s record is also the record for taking 5 wickets in an innings. Chandrasekhar holds the record for taking 5 wickets in an innings against England 8 times. While Ian Botham has done 5 wickets in an innings 6 times.