England vs India, 2018: 2nd Test - Statistical Preview
Team India missed the opportunity of the taking an early lead in the Test series as they went down by 31 runs in the opening Test against the hosts despite their skipper Virat Kohli’s heroics. The visitors will be keen to level the series at Lord’s as England will be playing without their premier all-rounder Ben Stokes. The Indian batting needs to step up for that to happen as no player except Kohli looked comfortable enough to survive for longer enough in the Birmingham Test.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial Test match at Lord’s:
2 – India won only two of their 17 Test matches at Lord’s against England. They have lost 11 Test matches at this venue while four other ended in a draw. India’s two Test wins at this venue came in 1986 and in 2014; their last outing here.
4-4 – England’s win-loss record in their last ten Test matches at Lord’s. They won four matches and lost four while two other matches ended in a draw.
26.83 – Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling average in the first-class matches in England. He took 30 wickets across seven matches including two five-fers.
91.33 – Virat Kohli’s batting average in his last seven Test matches. He scored 1096 runs across his last 13 Test innings with five centuries and three fifties.
101 – Runs Ajinkya Rahane scored in his last ten Test innings. The Indian vice-captain averages only 10.1 in the last six Test matches with the best score of 48 in the Johannesburg Test match.
399 – Ishant Sharma is just one wicket away from completing 400 wickets in first-class cricket while Adil Rashid needs seven more for the milestone of 500 wickets in this format.
946 – Jos Buttler is 54 runs short of 1000 Test runs with which he could become the 2nd England player to complete 1000 runs in all the three International formats.
2910 – Rahane is 90 runs away from completing 3000 runs in Test cricket. He also needs 82 more runs to accomplish 9000 runs in his first-class career.
2984 – Ashwin needs 16 more runs to become the 17th player and only the 4th Indian to take 500+ wickets and score 3000+ runs in International cricket.
2988 – Stuart Broad needs 12 more runs to become the 9th player to score 3000+ Test runs and bag 300+ Test wickets.
3933 – Murali Vijay is 67 away from becoming the 16th Indian player to complete 4000 Test runs. He can also become the 4th Indian to score 4000 Test runs as an opener with 169 more runs.