England vs India, 2018: 3rd Test – Statistical Preview

England vs India, 2018: 3rd Test – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial Test in Nottingham.

India captain Virat Kohli
Indian captain Virat Kohli and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Team India’s misery with the bat continued for the 2nd consecutive Test as they lost the contest at Lord’s by an innings margin without any fight as skipper Virat Kohli also failed to make it count with the bat. The team’s dependency on their skipper Kohli was once again exposed which puts them in serious trouble.

The team management is set to make more than a couple of changes to the playing XI and tweak the batting order once again. England, on the other hand, will be bolstered by the return of Ben Stokes but have lost Sam Curran in the process which shows the depth in the home team’s line-up.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial Test in Nottingham:

6 – The Lord’s Test match was the first time in their last seven away Tests that India failed to take all 20 wickets of the opposition starting from the 2nd Test match in Sri Lanka. The six-match streak is India’s longest away from home.

11.00Ajinkya Rahane’s batting average of 11 in Test cricket since September 2017 is the lowest for any player who batted ten and more innings in the top seven. Indian opener KL Rahul has the 2nd worst average (17.08) in this period.

Interestingly, Virat Kohli’s average of 81.14 in this span is the highest for any player. The Indian skipper scored 1136 runs in eight Test matches in this span with five centuries.

18.95James Anderson has a bowling average of 18.95 in Tests played at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The Englishman has taken 60 wickets in only nine Tests at this venue that includes seven five-wicket hauls.

33* – The Lord’s Test was only the 2nd Test in about 60 years were the highest individual score for India was as low as 33 runs (bowled out in both innings). Ravichandran Ashwin made 33* in the 2nd innings and was the top scorer in the first innings as well with 29 runs.

34.8 – India’s average of 34.8 per wicket in Nottingham is their highest among the seven venues in England. India posted 400+ totals in four of the six Test matches at this venue and lost the remaining two where they failed to get to 300.

970 – Jos Buttler is 30 runs short of 1000 Test runs with which he could become the 2nd England player to complete 1000 runs in all the three International formats.

2941 – Ajinkya Rahane is 59 runs away from completing 3000 runs in Test cricket. He also needs 51 more runs to accomplish 9000 runs in his first-class career.

2988 – Stuart Broad is 12 runs short of becoming the 9th player to score 3000+ Test runs and bag 300+ Test wickets.