India vs England Test series 2020-21 – 3rd Test

India vs England Test series 2020-21

3rd Test:

Third Test of the Anthony de Mello (Trophy) series of 4 Test matches between India and England is going to be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad on February 24th 2021. The team will play the first day/night test match against each other as well as the first ever test match will be going to play at the Sardar Patel Stadium

England Tour of India History:

The teams completed 124 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 27 times, whereas the opponent won 48 times with 49 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 11 tests without any draw from 2016 till date, in which, Indian team won 6 tests and English team 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 WLLLW.

On the soil of India, the teams faced each other 62 times. out of them, the Indian team received victory 20 times and defeated 14 times with 28 draws.

The teams played 58 matches as part of the Anthony de Mello Trophy. India won 20 times, and England won 11 times, whereas 27 matches concluded as a draw.

The teams played consecutive 6 tests of Anthony de Mello Trophy without any draw from 2016 till date, in which, Indian team won 5 tests and English team won once.

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 LLWWW.

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

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. 

If 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. 

In case, 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 WLWDW.

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. 

If 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. 

In case, 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 LWWWD.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Ahmedabad shows the weather would be pretty sunny throughout the match. There is almost no chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be from 1% to 3%. The temperature would be in the 30s during sunlight and around 20s after sunset. The wind would be between 11 – 16 km/h.

Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

 

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 12 games, and the selection slightly favored the teams, as the teams won thrice and lost twice with 6 draws.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, never won and lost the game.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 2 matches between 1994 to 1999 and from 2005 to 2009.

Overall, thrice the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost the same number of times (thrice) with 6 draws.

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

Particularly, for India, the team won the toss 9 times in 12 games. The team won thrice and lost twice with 4 draws.

The host lost the toss, last time, in 2001.

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

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

The home side never lost a game after losing the toss.

The first batting team won the matches 4 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches twice with 6 draws.

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

The lowest defended total was 170 in 1996, and the highest successful chase 77 in 2012.

The first inning lowest total was 76 in 2008, and the highest total was 583 runs in 1999. For the second inning, the lowest total was 191 in 2012, whereas the highest was 760 runs in 2009. For the third inning, the lowest total was 190 (completed innings) in 1996, whereas the highest was 412 runs in 2009. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 103 (completed innings) in 1983, whereas the highest was 272 runs in 2003.

The batting average of the first innings is 40.14 and 36.97 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 32.18, and 29.79 is for the fourth innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. The host won once, and never lost with 1 draw. The visiting team is searching for the first victory at the venue

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an above average record at the venue, and won 4 times out of 12 played games and lost twice with 6 draws. Whereas, the visiting team never won and lost once and a draw (1 draw).

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

The home team had the undefeated streak of 7 matches from 1987 to 2008.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are LD – – -.

Teams’ Test History in the Day/Night Test:

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The home team will play the third test day/night test, second at home and first against the English team. The team won the test at home and never lost till date.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India in the Day/Night test are LW – – -.

The visiting team will play the fourth test day/night test, third as the visitors and first against the Indian team. The team lost both the outings and is searching for the first victory at the foreign land.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India in the Day/Night test are LLW – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

India:

The home side would go with the 2 spinners 3 pacers combination due to the non-grassy pitch and the dew effect.

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

England:

The visiting team may go with 2 spin 2 pace or 1 spin 3 pace combination, as the team has an all-rounder of pace bowling.

England Eleven: D. Sibley, Z. Crawley, J. Bairstow, J. Root, B. Stokes, O. Pope, B. Foakes, D. Bess / C. Woakes, J. Archer, J. Leach, J. Anderson

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