Updated: Aug 2, 2021
India vs England 2021 first test starts from Aug 04th.
After the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka, we are heading towards the upcoming red ball series between India and England for enthralling experiences of cricket. India will play a five-match Test series against England in their own den. Fans all over the world are waiting for this highly anticipated series of Virat Kohli-led Team India. Let's have a look at how Test cricket between India and England panned out across the timeline.
India and England clashed heads first time in 1932 to play a one-match Test series. Till now, both teams have played 34 Test series against each other. As we can see in the following chart, England vanquished India 19 times out of those 34 Test series while India took honours in 11 Test series with four series resulting in draw. Read More: India vs England: Virat Kohli would hope to replicate 2018 form
India vs England: Test Series Record
India are tigers at home while England are lions in own den. Out of 18 Test Series played in England, India have won only 3 and drew 1 and out of 16 test series played in India, England have won 5 and drew 3.
In terms of Test match result summary, England lead with 48 wins while India have won 29 Tests; a total of 49 Tests resulted in draw. On recent Test tours, both teams dominated Test series at home. England subdued India by 3-1 and 4-1 in 2014 and 2018 respectively at home, whereas India crushed England by a margin of 4-0 and 3-1 in 2016 and 2021 respectively at home.
Considering Test series in England, Rahul Dravid-led Indian team beat England 13 years ago by 1-0. Indian fans will hope that Virat Kohli and company will repeat the same feat in the upcoming Test series.
Team Records in Test Cricket
Top Three Totals for India against England in Test Cricket
Now let's discuss the team records of both teams. India racked up an astronomical total of 759/7 declared in 2016 at Chennai with the help of a monumental unbeaten triple century from Karun Nair and a memorable 199 from opener KL Rahul. Due to such a huge total, India steamrolled England in the test match, to win the series by dominating a margin of 4-0.
In the previous Test match at Mumbai in the same Test series, India already accumulated a towering score of 631 runs with the help of a stupendous double century of skipper Virat Kohli and centuries from Murali Vijay and Jayant Yadav.
India defeated England in the latter’s home territory after 21 years in 2007. In the process, they piled up a mountainous score of 664 at The Oval with the help of an astounding unbeaten century of legendary leg spinner Anil Kumble and some vital contributions of Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar.
Top Three Totals for England against India in Test Cricket
England bulldozed the Indian team by 4-0 in The Pataudi Trophy 2011. While doing the whitewash of the Indian team, the English team notched up a gigantic run tally of 710/7 declared in Birmingham with the help of a monstrous knock of Alastair Cook (294). It led to an England win in the Test by a margin of an innings and 242 runs.
In 1990, English opener Graham Gooch became the first player in the history of cricket to strike a triple century and a century in the same Test. He clubbed an elephantine knock of 333 runs in the first innings of the game which led to a total of 653 runs for his team. He clobbered a century in the second innings to help his team beat India by 247 runs. In 1985, England slammed a total of 652 runs against India in Chennai with the help of two humongous double centuries by Graeme Fowler and Mike Gatting.
Lowest Totals for India against England in Test Cricket
India registered the miserable record of becoming the first team to get all out twice in a single day of Test cricket against England at Manchester in 1952. English speedsters Fred Trueman, Alec Bedser and Tony Lock wreaked havoc on Indian batsmen to bowl out India for their lowest totals of 58 and 82 against England in a single day. Also, India recorded a mere total of 92 against England at Birmingham in 1967.
Lowest Totals for England against India in Test Cricket
As India produced a dust bowl pitch at Ahmedabad earlier this year, it led to the lowest total England of 81 runs against the home team in Test history with newbie Axar Patel taking 11 wickets in the Test. England recorded their second-lowest tally against India in 1971 in Kennington Oval, London resulting in the first-ever series win for India in England due to the mystical spell of spinner Bhagwath Chandrasekhar of 6-38.
In 1981, Kapil Dev and Madan Lal shared all ten wickets of England innings at Mumbai to bowl them out for a meagre tally of 102.
Largest Margin of Wins
England defeated India by a margin of innings and 285 runs at Lord’s in 1974 which is the highest margin of win for them against India in terms of an innings victory. India beat England at Chennai in 2016 by an innings and 75 which is their biggest win over England.
In terms of runs, the largest victory of England over India was by 319 runs at Nottingham in 2011 whereas India blew out England at Chennai in 2021 by the highest margin of 317 runs.
England Wins over India by Highest Margin of Wickets
India Wins over England by Highest Margin of Wickets
In terms of wickets, England knocked down India by ten wickers four times, whereas India trounced England by ten wickets twice as mentioned in the above chart.
India is scheduled to play a five-Test series against England starting with the first Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham from August 4-8. The second Test will be played at Lord’s in London from August 12-16. The third Test will be played at Headingley in Leeds from August 25-29. The fourth Test will be played at the Oval in London from September 2-6 while the fifth and final Test of the series will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester from September 10-14.