Outside of the Ashes, India in England is probably the most keenly anticipated of all international tours.
The two sides have traditionally been evenly matched; in the past twenty-five years, England and India have played ten Test series, with four wins apiece and two series drawn. The results have usually been in favour of the home team, although India did win in England in 2007, with England managing an away victory in 2012-13.
In ODIs, India have had the upper hand, with England only coming out on top in one series in the past ten years (in 2011, at home). During that time, India have five series wins to their credit.
There seem to be two distinct England teams — a Test side and a limited overs team, with the latter performing far more consistently. Since 2014, England have only managed to win six Test series out of 16 (five have been drawn), and in their last three series, away against Australia and New Zealand and at home against Pakistan, England have managed only one Test Match win and six losses.
In ODIs, England has performed better (despite a somewhat embarrassing defeat against Scotland in June 2018) and is currently in first place in the ICC rankings. In its two most recent southern hemisphere tours, England managed to win the ODI series against Australia 4-1 and 3-2 against New Zealand. England is currently engaged in a home 5-match series against Australia.
India comes into this series with an impressive Test record. Since 2015, it has lost only once and has won series in Australia (2016-17) and comprehensively beat England 4-0 in India in 2016-17. It has been equally as dominant in ODIs in recent years, having won 9 of its last 10 series, and is ranked number 2 in the world.
July 3: 1st T20I at Manchester
July 6: 2nd T20I at Cardiff
July 8: 3rd T20I at Bristol
July 12: 1st ODI at Nottingham
July 14: 2nd ODI at Lord’s
July 17: 3rd ODI at Headingley
August 1-5: 1st Test at Birmingham
August 9-13; 2nd Test at Lord’s
August 18-22: 3rd Test at Trent Bridge
August 30-September 3: 4th Test at The Rose Bowl
September 7-11: 5th Test at The Oval
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One of the reasons this series is so keenly anticipated is because it is bringing together some of the best players in the world.
First amongst these is Virat Kohli, India’s captain and preeminent batsman. Kohli comes into this series as the world’s number 2 Test batsman and top of the ODI batting rankings, so it’s hard to underestimate the impact he is likely to have on the series.
For England, their hopes will rest on the ability of the top order to make runs, and at the heart of this is captain Joe Root. Root currently sits at 3 in the ICC Test batting rankings and 4 in the ODI batting, where he averages 52.28 and 51.16 respectively.
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