Host England will face India in the five-match Test series, starting from 3rd August at Nottingham. The Pataudi Trophy is certainly going to a closely contested one as both teams will be keen to play their best cricket.
In 2018, Virat Kohli’s India suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of England in the five-match Test series played in England. Head Coach Ravi Shastri will be hoping that players can adjust to the conditions and deliver the goods with bat and ball against England.
In England, Joe Root-led unit will be confident of doing well against India. Haseeb Hameed, Ollie Robinson have been rewarded for their performances in the English County Championship. Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, all-rounders Ben Stokes and Sam Curran are experienced players that make their return to the Test setup after missing the previous home series against New Zealand.
Therefore, it will be a great opportunity for England to get back to winning ways against Indian team that hasn’t done that well in English conditions in the past decade or so.
Here are the numbers and statistics related to England vs India 2021 Test Series which is mentioned below:
11 matches won by England out of 14 played against India in English conditions. India have managed to register only two victories- 2014 at Lords and 2018 at Nottingham.
321 runs required by Indian opener Rohit Sharma to complete 3,000 runs in Test cricket. In 39 Test matches, Sharma has scored 2,679 runs at an average of 46.18 with seven centuries and twelve half-centuries to his name.
353 runs needed by Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane to complete 5,000 runs in Test cricket. In 74 Test matches, Rahane has accumulated 4,647 runs at an average of 41.12 with twelve centuries and twenty-three half-centuries to his name.
286 runs needed by England Test Captain Joe Root to complete 9,000 runs in Test cricket. In 105 Test matches, Root has accumulated 8,714 runs at an average of 48.68 with 20 centuries and 48 half-centuries to his name.
15 runs needed by England opener Dominic Sibley to complete 1,000 runs in Test cricket. In 20 Test matches, Sibley has accumulated 985 runs at an average of 30.78 with two centuries and five half-centuries to his name.
118 runs needed by England middle-order batsman Ollie Pope to complete 1,000 runs in Test cricket. In 19 Test matches, Pope has accumulated 882 runs at an average of 31.50 with one century and five half-centuries to his name.
15 runs needed by Indian bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to complete 2,000 runs in the five-day format. Left-hander has scored 1,985 runs in 52 Test matches at an average of 35.44 with one century and fourteen half-centuries to his name.
17 wickets required by Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah to complete 100 wickets in Test cricket. In 20 Test matches played, Bumrah has claimed 83 wickets at an average of 23.21 with five five-wicket hauls to his name.
16 wickets required by Indian pacer Mohammad Shami to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. In 51 Test matches played, Shami has claimed 184 wickets at an average of 27.57 with five five-wicket hauls to his name.
6 wickets required by England medium pacer Sam Curran to complete 50 wickets in Test cricket. In 21 Test matches played, Curran has claimed 44 wickets at an average of 32.52.
11 wickets required by England spinner Moeen Ali to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. In 61 Test matches played, Moeen Ali has claimed 189 wickets at an average of 36.24 with five five-fors and one ten-for to his name.