1st Test! India vs England, Head-to-Head, Record, Match Timings, Venue
India will face a daunting task as they square-off against England in the 1st Test of India tour of England. Earlier, in the tour, India won the 3-match T20 series 2-1. England salvaged pride by winning the 3-match ODI series 2-1 after 1-0 down in the first ODI.
The 1st Test match of `the 5-match Test series kick starts on August 1 at the Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham. India are currently at the top spot in the ICC test rankings. On the other hand, England occupies the 5th spot on the list. The match starts at 3:30 PM IST. Sony Six, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD TV channels will telecast the match Live.
HEAD-TO-HEAD and Record – India vs England
India and England have met each other on 117 occasions. England dominates the previous meetings with 43 wins as compared to India’s 25. The rest of the 49 matches ended in draws.
India will also not be proud of their overall Test record on the English soil. The visitors played 57 Test matches in England and won just 6 matches. India has 3 series victories in England – 1971, 1986 and 2007. India’s last two test series in England ended in disasters when they lost 4-0 and 3-1 in 2011 and 2014 respectively. India’s last Test series win was 11 years ago in 2007 under the leadership of Rahul Dravid. The Kohli-led Indian side has been in tremendous form in Test cricket and they will leave no stone unturned to register their first test series win on England soil since 2007 which will improve their record on the foreign soil.