From A statistician's eye - India's tour of England

From A statistician's eye – India's tour of England

Dhoni and Cook
From A statistician’s eye – India’s tour of England (Photo: BCCI)

Team India will be travelling to England this July for 5 Tests, 5 ODIs and a T20I. The fans of cricket will surely see a matched-contest but the record books suggest that India is more vulnerable in England and lose more often than any other country.

Test Matches:

Here is India’s Test Match record in England compared with their overall performance:
Test Matches: India vs England in England

Played Won Tied Draw Lost
52 5 0 20 27
India vs England (Overall)
107 20 0 47 40

So far India has played 16 Test series in England and has tasted defeat in 12 of them. One resulted in a Draw and India came out victorious in 3 of them.

India’s performance in all series played in England:
India in England (All Test Series)

Series Result Winner
India in England Test Match, 1932 1-0 (1) England
India in England Test Series, 1936 2-0 (3) England
India in England Test Series, 1946 1-0 (3) England
India in England Test Series, 1952 3-0 (4) England
India in England Test Series, 1959 5-0 (5) England
India in England Test Series, 1967 3-0 (3) England
India in England Test Series, 1971 1-0 (3) India
India in England Test Series, 1974 3-0 (3) England
India in England Test Series, 1979 1-0 (4) England
India in England Test Series, 1982 1-0 (3) England
India in England Test Series, 1986 2-0 (3) India
India in England Test Series, 1990 1-0 (3) England
India in England Test Series, 1996 1-0 (3) England
India in England Test Series, 2002 1-1 (4) Drawn
Pataudi Trophy, 2007 1-0 (3) India
Pataudi Trophy, 2011 4-0 (4) England

ODI Matches:

The ODI Match Record in England is better than the Test Matches but still India has lost more matches than they have won in England.

ODI Matches: India vs England in England
Played Won Tied No Result Lost
34 12 1 3 18
India vs England (Overall)
87 47 2 3 35

India’s performance in all series played in England:

India in England (All ODI Series)
Series Result Winner
Prudential Trophy, 1974 2-0 (2) England
Prudential Trophy, 1982 2-0(2) England
Texaco Trophy, 1986 1-1 (2) Drawn
Texaco Trophy, 1990 2-0 (2) India
Texaco Trophy, 1996 2-0 (3) England
NatWest Challenge, 2004 2-1 (3) England
NatWest Series, 2007 4-3 (7) England
NatWest Series, 2011 3-0 (5) England

*The remaining matches were in a tournament involving more than 2 teams.

T20I Matches:

India has played England twice in England and lost both times – once in ICC WT20 2009 and the other time in 2011.
T20I Matches: India vs England in England

Played Won Tied No Result Lost
2 0 0 0 2
India vs England (Overall)
7 3 0 0 4

All T20I Series Record:

India in England (All T20I Series)
Series Result Winner
India in England T20I Match, 2011 1-0 (1) England

Facts:

  • India has won a World Cup and a Champions Trophy in England.
  • India has never won a T20I vs England in England.
  • India last won an ODI series in England in 1990.

Batting Records:

Test Matches: Most Runs (in England)

Player Runs Average 50s 100s
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 1575 54.31 8 4
Rahul Dravid (Ind) 1376 68.80 4 6
Sunil Gavaskar (Ind) 1152 41.14 8 2
Graham Gooch (Eng) 1134 66.70 4 4
DS Vengsarkar (Ind) 960 48.00 4 4
Most Runs (Overall)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 2535 51.73 13 7
Sunil Gavaskar (Ind) 2438 38.20 16 4
Rahul Dravid (Ind) 1950 60.93 8 7
GR Vishwanath (Ind) 1880 37.60 12 4
Graham Gooch (Eng) 1725 55.64 8 5

 

ODI Matches: Most Runs (in England)

Player Runs Average 50s 100s
Rahul Dravid (Ind) 648 38.11 7 0
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 639 39.93 4 1
Ian Bell (Eng) 565 51.36 3 1
Saurav Ganguly (Ind) 565 35.31 5 0
Yuvraj Singh (Ind) 498 41.50 4 0
Most Runs (Overall)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 1455 44.09 10 2
Yuvraj Singh (Ind) 1313 48.62 7 3
Kevin Petersen (Eng) 1138 45.52 8 1
MS Dhoni (Ind) 1128 47.00 9 0
Ian Bell (Eng) 1036 43.16 5 2

Bowling Records:

Test Matches: Most Wickets (in England)

Player Wickets SR BB 5w
James Anderson (Eng) 20 30.2 4/23 0
Andrew Flintoff (Eng) 16 32.0 5/56 1
Stuart Broad (Eng) 15 40.4 4/51 0
Darren Gough (Eng) 12 39.5 4/50 0
Zaheer Khan (Ind) 12 44.0 3/53 0
Most Wickets (Overall)
Andrew Flintoff (Eng) 37 38.1 5/56 1
Harbhajan Singh (Ind) 36 36.1 5/31 2
J Srinath  (Ind) 35 32.4 5/41 1
James Anderson (Eng) 33 37.9 4/23 0
Kapil Dev (Ind) 28 44.7 3/35 0
ODI Matches: Most Wickets
Player Wickets SR BB 5w
FS Trueman (Eng) 53 33.6 8/31 2
AV Bedser (Eng) 44 42.0 7/49 4
Kapil Dev (Ind) 43 78.5 5/125 2
Anil Kumble (Ind) 36 87.4 4/66 0
James Anderson (Eng) 35 53.7 5/42 2
Most Wickets (Overall)
B Chandrasekhar (Ind) 95 65.2 8/79 8
Anil Kumble (Ind) 92 69.9 7/115 4
BS Bedi (Ind) 85 84.3 6/71 4
Kapil Dev (Ind) 85 74.6 6/91 4
D Underwood (Eng) 62 80.5 5/84 1

stats updated till 16th June 2014