IND vs ENG : 4th Test , A Look at Stats and Past Performances

This test series has been one of the most interesting of all the test series ever played between England and India. The high of Lord’s, the dramatic descend in Leeds, and now comes yet another test match starting tomorrow.

In spite of all the highs and lows, the series is still tied at 1-1. The series right now is in a thrilling place at the end of three matches.

Let’s have a quick look at the test series schedule and the results.

Date

Match

Venue / Result

Aug 04 – Aug 08

1st Test

Match drawn

Aug 12 – Aug 16

2nd Test

India won by 151 runs

Aug 25 – Aug 29

3rd Test

England won by an innings and 76 runs

Sep 02 – Sep 06

4th Test

Kennington Oval

Sep 10 – Sep 14

5th Test

Manchester

This series looks very similar to the Ashes 2019 series. It is also very similar to what happened at Headingley in 2019 where Ben Stokes produced an incredible performance, the whole English team produced an incredible performance. It was 1-1 and two more tests to play.

The England squad for the fourth test looks even better with the experienced and “Player of the Year 2020” Chris Woakes coming in. Jos Butler, who wasn’t in good touch, leaving out, won’t do much worse for the hosts.

Also, the results of this series look drastically similar for India to their 2014 tour of England. Let’s have a look at this table.

2014 Tour of India in England

 

2021 Tour of India in England

Draw

1st Test

Draw

India won by 95 runs

2nd Test

India won by 151 runs

Eng won by 266 runs

3rd Test

Eng won by an Inns & 76 runs

Eng won by an Inns & 54 runs

4th Test

2nd Sep – 6th Sep

Eng won by an Inns & 244 runs

5th Test

10th Sep – 14th Sep

You can clearly see from the above table how India went on a “slippery slope” after losing to England in the 3rd test on the 2014 tour. India needs to be careful not to repeat this history.

Spinners of both teams will feel much better to know the fact that the first-class spinners have picked 59 wickets in five games at the Oval in County Championship 2021- the most at any venue.

Whether any changes must be made in the Indian batting line-up is a question much discussed before this match. One must realize that bringing in a new player, a new batsman with a fresh mindset just might help India to get over the edge.

Why Ashwin must play tomorrow’s match

It’s quite a simple reason. The numbers speak for themselves. Have a look at the below numbers and you will understand why experts are talking again and again about bringing Ashwin into the team.

R Ashwin in SENA Countries

SENA – South Africa, England,New Zealand, Australia

2011 – 2017

 

Since 2018

9

Matches

12

24

Wickets

43

56.58

Average

28.23

104.2

Strike Rate

68.5

3.25

Economy

2.47

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.

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