England vs India Test series 2021 – 3rd Test

England vs India Test series 2021

3rd Test:

Third Test of the 5 match series between England and India is going to be played at Headingley, Leeds from August 25th 2021.

England vs India History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the thirty fifth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 11 times. Whereas the opponent won 19 times. 4 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 15 series in a span of 35 years, from 1967 to 2002, where the English team won 9 times and the Indian team won 6 times.

The series between the teams never resulted in a draw after 2005-06.

The consecutive winning streak for the English team against the Indian team was 4 series from 1932 to 1951-52 and from 1974 to 1981-82.

The longest streak of undefeated for the English team against the Indian team was 7 series from 1932 to 1961-62.

The consecutive winning streak for the Indian team against England was 2 series from 1971 to 1974 and from 2007 to 2011.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Indian team against England was 5 series from 2001-02 to 2011.

Last 5 (completed) series results of England against India are LWLWW.

Matches:

The teams completed 128 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 48 times, whereas the opponent won 30 times with 50 draws. 

The teams played 13 consecutive tests without any draw from 2016 to 2021, in which England won 5 games and India won 8 times.

The consecutive winning streak for the English team against India was 6 matches from 1974 to 1977.

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

The consecutive winning streak for the Indian team against England was 4 matches from 2016 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for the Indian team against England was 10 matches from 1961 to 1967.

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

English Backyard:

Series:

When touring England by India, the teams met to play bilateral series 18 times, out of them, the host won the series 14 times and the visitors won the series just thrice. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 13 series in a span of 70 years, between 1932 to 2002, where England won 11 times and India won just twice.

The consecutive winning streak for the English team against India was 6 series from 1932 to 1971.

The longest undefeated streak for the English team against India was 6 series from 1932 to 1971.

The consecutive winning streak for the India team against England was 1 series in 1971, 1986 and 2007.

The longest undefeated streak for the India team against England was 2 series from 2002 to 2011.

Last 5 (completed) series results of England against India are WWWLD.

Matches:

On English soil, the teams faced each other 64 times. out of them, England received victory 34 times and defeated only 8 times with 22 draws.

The teams played 9 consecutive tests without any draw from 2014 to 2021, in which England won 7 times and India won just twice.

The consecutive winning streak for the English team against India was 8 matches from 1959 to 1971.

The longest undefeated streak for the English team against India was 21 matches from 1932 to 1971.

The consecutive winning streak for the Indian team against England was 2 matches from 1986 to 1986.

The longest undefeated streak for the Indian team against England was 6 matches from 2002 to 2011.

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

Pataudi Trophy:

Since the 2007 series between the teams, when played in England, it has been known as Pataudi Trophy.

Series:

In Pataudi trophy, the teams met to play bilateral series 4 times, out of them, the host won thrice and the visitors won just once.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 14 years, between 2007 to present, where England won thrice and India won once.

The consecutive winning streak for England against India was 3 series from 2011 to present.

The longest undefeated streak for England against India was 3 series from 2011 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for India against England was 1 series from 2007 to 2011.

The longest undefeated streak for India against England was 1 series from 2007 to 2011.

Last 5 (completed) series results of England against India are WWWL -.

Matches:

In Pataudi trophy, the teams faced each other 19 times. Out of them, England received victory 11 times and defeated 4 times with 4 draws.

The teams played 9 consecutive tests without any draw from 2014 to 2021, in which England won 7 times and India won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for England against India was 5 matches from 2014 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for England against India was 6 matches from 2007 to 2014.

The consecutive winning streak for India against England was 1 match in 2007, 2014, 2018 and 2021.

The longest undefeated streak for India against England was 3 matches from 2007 to 2011.

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

England vs India Test series 2021 – 2nd Test

Points and Rankings:

The series is a comparison between the fourth rank (England) and second rank (India) team. The host is 12 points behind the visitors.

England:

In case, the host will win the series by 5-nil, then the host will earn 9 points and be second in the table, but in case of losing the series with 5 defeats, then the team will lose the 5 points without impact in the position.

If the host will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 8 points and be second in the table, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 4 points without impact in the position. 

In case, the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 7 points and be the second in the table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points without impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 2 points without impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 6 points and be second in the table. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 4 points and be third in the table. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 2 points and be the third in the table. 

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

India:

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 5-nil, then the team will earn 8 points and be on the top of the ranking table, but in case of losing the series with 5 defeats, then the team will lose the 12 points with losing 2 position in the ranking.

If the visiting team will win the series by 4-nil, then the team will earn 6 points and stay in the same position in the ranking table, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose 10 points with losing 1 position in the ranking. 

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 5 points and stay on the same position in the ranking table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 8 points while losing 1 position in the ranking. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 7 points while losing 1 position in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 3 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 5 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 1 point with no impact in rankings. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 2 points with unaffected ranking.

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

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Leeds shows the weather would be partly cloudy throughout the game. The precipitation percentage would be between 8% and 14% throughout the game, so the chance of rain would be very low on all 5 days. The temperature would be between 18 to 23 Celsius. The wind would be between 15 – 21 km/h.

Headingley, Leeds

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 60 times out of 78 games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 23 times and lost 24 times. 13 games resulted in a draw.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 7 times and lost 6 times with 5 draws.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 12 matches from 1955 to 1968, from 1981 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2012.

Overall, 30 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 30 times with 18 draws.

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

The visiting team never won the match, while winning the toss, after 2008.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 35 times in 77 games. The team won 15 times and lost 10 times with 10 draws.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches 29 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 31 times with 18 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 129 in 1907, and the highest successful chase was 404 runs in 1948.

The first innings lowest total was 67 runs in 1958, and the highest total was 653 runs in 1993. For the second inning, the lowest total was 67 runs in 2019, whereas the highest was 584 runs in 1976. For the third inning, the lowest total was 61 runs in 2000, whereas the highest was 510 runs in 1967. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 75 runs (completed innings) in 1907, whereas the highest was 404 runs in 1948.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.93 and 30.04 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 27.06, and 28.49 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 6 times at the venue. The home team won thrice and the visiting team also won twice. The teams had 1 draw result.

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

The home side never won the match against the opponent after 1967.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a good record at the venue, as the team won 34 times out of 77 played games and lost 25 times with 18 draws. Whereas, the visiting team has a below average record, as the team won twice and lost thrice with a (1) draw.

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

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

Selecting XI for both the Teams:

England:

The home side would go with D. Malan in place of D. Sibley, the team also face a forced change of injured M. Wood and the team may introduce S. Mahmood.

England Eleven: R. Burns, H. Hameed, D. Malan, J. Root, J. Bairstow, J. Buttler, M. Ali, S. Curran, O. Robinson, J. Anderson, S. Mahmood

India:

The visiting team would go with the winning combination.

India Eleven: R. Sharma, K. Rahul, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, R. Pant, R. Jadeja, I. Sharma, M. Shami, J. Bumrah, M. Siraj

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.