India vs England Test series 2020-21 – 4th Test

India vs England Test series 2020-21

4th Test:

Fourth and last Test of the Anthony de Mello (Trophy) series 2020-21 of 4 Test matches between India and England is going to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on March 4th 2021.

England Tour of India History:

The teams completed 125 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 28 times, whereas the opponent won 48 times with 49 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 12 tests without any draw from 2016 till date, in which, Indian team won 7 tests and English team won 5 tests.

The most consecutive winning streak for Indian team against England was 4 Tests between 2016 to 2018.

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

The most consecutive winning streak for English team against India was 6 Tests between 1974 to 1977.

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

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

Indian Backyard:

On the soil of India, the teams faced each other 63 times. out of them, the Indian team received victory 21 times and defeated 14 times with 28 draws.

The teams played 59 matches as part of the Anthony de Mello Trophy. India won 21 times, and England won 11 times, whereas 27 matches concluded as a draw.

The teams played consecutive 7 tests of Anthony de Mello Trophy without any draw from 2016 till date, in which, Indian team won 6 tests and English team won once.

The most consecutive winning streak for Indian team against England in India was 4 Tests between 1993 to 2001 and 2016 to 2021.

The longest streak of undefeated for Indian team against England in India was 11 tests from 1952 to 1972.

The most consecutive winning streak for English team against India in India was 3 Tests between 1976 to 1977.

The longest streak of undefeated for English team against India in India 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 WWLWW.

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

The Home Team:

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 the case, the home side 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 WWLWD.

The Visiting Team:

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 the case, the visitors 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 LLWWW.

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 0% to 2%. The temperature would be in the late 30s (37 to 39 Celsius). The wind would be between 9 – 15 km/h.

Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 12 times out of 13 games, and the selection behaved neutral to the teams, as the teams won thrice and lost thrice, as well,  with 6 draws.

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

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, from 2005 to 2009 and 2012 to present.

Overall, thrice the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 4 times with 6 draws.

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

Particularly, for India, the team won the toss 9 times in 13 games. The team won thrice and lost twice with 4 draws.

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 WDWD -.

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 thrice with 6 draws.

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

Score:

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 145 in 2021, whereas the highest was 760 runs in 2009. For the third inning, the lowest total was 81 in 2021, 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 37.73 and 35.16 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.91, and 30.93 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other thrice at the venue. The host won twice, 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 WWD – -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an above average record at the venue, and won 5 times out of 13 played games and lost twice with 6 draws. Whereas, the visiting team never won and lost twice and a draw (1 draw).

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

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 LLD – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

India:

The home side would go with the 3 spinners 2 pacers combination and give chance to U. Yadav in place of J. Bumrah, though M, Siraj is also a competitive contender. The team has tough call for the third spinner, as K. Yadav is attacking spinner, whereas W. Sundar may provide long batting.

India Eleven: R. Sharma, S. Gill, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, R. Pant, R. Ashwin, A. Patel, W. Sundar / K. Yadav, U. Yadav / M. Siraj, I. Sharma

England:

The visiting team may include D.Bess in place of S. Broad and give a chance to O. Stone or M. Word in Place of J. Archer.

England Eleven: D. Sibley, Z. Crawley, J. Bairstow, J. Root, B. Stokes, O. Pope, B. Foakes, D. Bess, J. Archer / O. Stone / M. Wood, 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”.