England vs India Test series 2021 – 5th Test

England vs India Test series 2021

5th Test:

Fifth and last Test of the 5 match series between England and India is going to be played at the Old Trafford, Manchester starting from September 10th 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 130 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 49 times, whereas the opponent won 31 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 LWLDL.

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 66 times. out of them, England received victory 35 times and defeated only 9 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 LWLDW.

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 the Pataudi trophy, the teams faced each other 21 times. Out of them, England received victory 12 times and defeated 5 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 LWLDW.

England vs India Test series 2021 – 4th 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. 

In case, 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 LWLDL.

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. 

In case, 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 WLWDL.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Manchester shows the weather would rainy on the first, second and the fifth day and morning showers on the fourth, the weather would be cloudy on the middle day of the game. The precipitation percentage would be between 82%, 55%, 15%, 34% and 66% on respective days. The temperature would be between 18 to 21 Celsius. The wind would be between 6 – 17 km/h.

Old Trafford, Manchester

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 72 times out of 82 games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 29 times and lost 15 times. 28 games resulted in a draw. 2 games were called off without a toss (abandoned).

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team never won, yet and lost 3 times with 7 draws.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 7 matches from 2014 to present.

Overall, 29 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 18 times with 35 draws.

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

The visiting team never won the match, while losing the toss, after 1993, the famous S. Warne bowled M. Gatting.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 38 times in 81 games. The team won 17 times and lost just 4 times with 17 draws.

The match never resulted in a draw, when the home team won the toss, after 2005.

The home team never lost an outing, when winning the toss and chasing to bat, after 1989.

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

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

The first batting team won the matches 32 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 15 times with 35 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest successful defended total was 123 runs in 1902, and the highest successful chase was 294 runs in 2008.

The first innings lowest total was 95 runs in 1884, and the highest total was 656 runs in 1964. For the second inning, the lowest total was 58 runs (completed innings) in 1952, whereas the highest was 611 runs in 1964. For the third inning, the lowest total was 70 runs (completed innings) in 1888, whereas the highest was 438 runs in 2000. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 120 runs (completed innings) in 1902, whereas the highest was 402 runs in 1981.

The batting average of the first innings is 35.91 and 28.33 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.45, and 28.02 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 9 times at the venue. The home team won 4 times and the visiting team is still looking for the first win at the venue. The teams had 5 draw results.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, as the team won 31 times out of 81 played games and lost 15 times with 35 draws. Whereas, the visiting team has a horrendous record, as the team never won any encounter, yet and lost 4 times with 5 draws.

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

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

Selecting XI for both the Teams:

England:

The home side would go with J. Buttler in place of J. Bairstow and M. Wood in place of C. Overton.

England Eleven: R. Burns, H. Hameed, D. Malan, J. Root, O. Pope, J. Buttler, M. Ali, C. Woakes, O. Robinson, M. Wood, J. Anderson

India:

The visiting team may face a some forced changes and the team will go with M. Agarwal, if R. Sharma will not fit, A. Patel or R. Ashwin for R. Jadeja and M. Shami for M. Siraj. The team may place H. Vihari for A. Rahane. The team may think to give rest to J. Bumrah. Second spinner’s selection is also depending upon the pitch.

India Eleven: R. Sharma / M. Agarwal, K. Rahul, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, H. Vihari, R. Pant, R. Jadeja / A. Patel, S. Thakur, U. Yadav, J. Bumrah / R. Ashwin, M. Shami / M. Siraj

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

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