India vs England Test series 2020-21 – 2nd Test

India vs England Test series 2020-21

2nd Test:

Second Test of the Anthony de Mello (Trophy) series of 4 Test matches between India and England is going to be played at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on February 13th 2021.

England Tour of India History:

The teams completed 123 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 26 times, whereas the opponent won 48 times with 49 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 10 tests without any draw from 2016 till date, in which, Indian team won 5 tests and English team also won 5 tests.

The winning streak for Indian team was 4 Tests between 2016 to 2018.

The streak of undefeated for Indian team was 10 tests from 1959 to 1967.

The winning streak for English team was 6 Tests between 1974 to 1977.

The streak of undefeated for English team was 14 tests from 1932 to 1952.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India against England are LLLWL.

On the soil of India, the teams faced each other 61 times. out of them, the Indian team received victory 19 times and defeated 14 times with 28 draws.

The teams played 57 matches as part of the Anthony de Mello Trophy. India won 19 times, and England won 11 times, whereas 27 matches concluded as a draw.

The teams played consecutive 10 tests of Anthony de Mello Trophy without any draw from 2016 till date, in which, Indian team won 5 tests and English also team won 5 tests.

The winning streak for Indian team was 4 Tests between 1993 to 2001 and 2016 to 2021.

The streak of undefeated for Indian team was 11 tests from 1952 to 1972.

The winning streak for English team was 3 Tests between 1976 to 1977.

The streak of undefeated for English team was 4 tests from 1951 to 1952 and 2012 to 2016, though the team’s undefeated streak was 7 from 1933 to 1952 (1933-34 series was not part of Anthony de Mello Trophy).

Last 5 (completed) match results of India against England in India are LWWWW.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the second rank (India) and fourth rank (England) team. The host is 10 points ahead of the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 5 points and be the table topper, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 8 points and become fourth in the table, while losing 2 positions. 

In case the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 4 points and be table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with 2 positions down. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points with 1 rank down in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 2 points and be top of the table. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 4 points with no impact on the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 1 points and come to the top of the table. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 2 points without any impact in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India are LWDWL.

If the visiting team will win the series by 4-nil, then the team will earn 6 points and improve 2 positions in the rankings, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 4 points with no change in position. 

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 5 points and improve 1 position in the rankings, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with no change in position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 2 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 4 points with no impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 1 point without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 3 points with no impact in rankings. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England are WWWDD.

India vs England Test series 2020-21 – 1st Test

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Chennai shows the weather would be sunny throughout the match. There is almost no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be from 5% to 11%. The temperature would be 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 15 – 17 km/h.

M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 32 times out of 33 games, and the selection slightly favored to the teams, as the teams won 11 times and lost 10 times with 10 draws and interestingly 1 tie.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WLLLD.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, neither win nor lose  till date with only (1) draw, which was in 1982.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are D – – – -.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 6 matches between 1969 to 1979.

Overall, 11 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 10 times with 11 draws and a tie.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLLD.

Particularly, for India, the team won the toss 9 times in 33 games. The team won 5 times and lost just once with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue, while winning the toss, are DWDWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue, while losing the toss, are LWWWD.

The first batting team won the matches 11 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 10 times with 11 draws and a tie.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLLLD.

The lowest defended total was 249 in 1969, and the highest successful chase 387 in 2008.

The first inning lowest total was 167 (completed innings) in 2002, and the highest total was 582 runs in 1949. For the second inning, the lowest total was 140 in 1976, whereas the highest was 759 runs in 2016. For the third inning, the lowest total was 144 (completed innings) in 1949, whereas the highest was 418 runs in 1998. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 83 (completed innings) in 1977, whereas the highest was 387 runs in 2008.

The batting average of the first innings is 36.93 and 38.71 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.04, and 23.56 is for the fourth innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 10 times at the venue. The host won 5 times, and lost 4 times with 1 draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India against England at the venue are LWWWL.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 14 times out of 33 played games and lost just 7 times with 11 draws and a tie. Whereas, the visiting team won 4 times and lost 5 times and a draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are LWWWD.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are WLLLW.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

India:

The home side would go with the 3 spinners 2 pacers combination but may replace S. Nadeem by A. Patel and W. Sundar by K. Yadav.

India Eleven: R. Sharma, S. Gill, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, R. Pant, R. Ashwin, A. Patel, K. Yadav, I. Sharma, J. Bumrah

England:

The visiting team has a forced change for injured J. Archer, and the team may include O. Stone in place of home or the team may go with C. Woakes. The team will have three other changes and may include B. Foakes, M. Ali and S. Broad in place of J. Buttler, D. Bess and J. Anderson.

England Eleven: D. Sibley, R. Burns, D. Lawrence, J. Root, B. Stokes, O. Pope, B. Foakes, M. Ali, C. Woakes / O. Stone, J. Leach, S. Borad

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.