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India vs England: How the teams stack up

Last updated on: November 08, 2016 08:41 IST

Ahead of the first Test between India and England in Rajkot, Rajneesh Gupta looks at the two teams and their numbers.

Team India

IMAGE: India's players celebrate a wicket during the third Test against New Zealand in Indore. Photograph: BCCI

India will try to preserve its four-year unbeaten record at home, when they take on England in a five test series, that begins in Rajkot on Wednesday, November 9.

England were the last team to beat India at home -- in 2012, and this time around Virat Kohli & his boys will be gunning for revenge against the visitors who collapsed against Bangladesh's spinners last fortnight.

India, the World No 1 team, boasts a terrific batting line-up led by the swashbuckling Virat Kohli and his deputy, the ever-consistent Ajinkya Rahane.

There are also rocks at the top of the order: Openers Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir with Cheteshwar Pujara, coming in at one drop.

The bowling will be again India's forte, with spin wizard Ravichandran Ashwin leading the way and Ravindra Jadeja playing the supporting role to perfection. The experienced Amit Mishra too can be a handful in helpful conditions.

Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav form a formidable pace attack for the hosts.

The numbers for the Indian team:

India

Batting and Fielding

 MatchesInningsNot OutRunsHSAvg100s50s0sCt/Stumped
Ravichandran Ashwin 39 55 10 1,510 124 33.56 4 6 2 17
Gautam Gambhir 57 102 5 4,125 206 42.53 9 22 6 38
Ravindra Jadeja 20 31 5 624 68 24.00 0 2 2 17
Virat Kohli 48 82 4 3,554 211 45.56 13 12 4 45
Amit Mishra 20 31 2 648 84 22.34 0 4 3 7
Mohammed Shami 19 25 8 198 51* 11.65 0 1 5 4
Karun Nair 0                  
Hardik Pandya 0                  
Cheteshwar Pujara 38 64 6 2,855 206* 49.22 8 10 2 28
Ajinkya Rahane 29 50 7 2,209 188 51.37 8 9 3 34
Wriddhiman Saha 18 26 4 684 104 31.09 1 4 4 25/7
Ishant Sharma 72 101 38 550 31* 8.73 0 0 23 14
Murali Vijay 42 72 1 2,823 167 39.76 6 14 4 34
Jayant Yadav 0                  
Umesh Yadav 21 24 8 137 30 8.56 0 0 3 4

India

Bowling

 MatchesBallsMaidensRunsWicketsBestAvgSR

5 Wickets in an Innings

10 Wickets in a Match
Ravichandran Ashwin 39 10,889 377 5,344 220 7/59 24.29 49.50 21 6
Gautam Gambhir 57 12 0 4 0 0/4 - - 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja 20 5,310 249 2,000 85 6/138 23.53 62.47 5 0
Virat Kohli 48 150 2 70 0 0/0 - - 0 0
Amit Mishra 20 4,648 111 2,441 71 5/71 34.38 65.46 1 0
Mohammed Shami 19 3,688 92 2,226 66 5/47 33.73 55.88 2 0
Karun Nair 0                  
Hardik Pandya 0                  
Cheteshwar Pujara 38 6 0 2 0 0/2 - - 0 0
Ajinkya Rahane 29 - - - - - - - - -
Wriddhiman Saha 18 - - - - - - - - -
Ishant Sharma 72 13,923 447 7,674 209 7/74 36.72 66.62 7 1
Murali Vijay 42 306 5 147 1 1/12 147.00 306.00 0 0
Jayant Yadav 0                  
Umesh Yadav 21 3,396 100 2,184 60 5/93 36.40 56.60 1 0

The Indian team's record against England

Batting and Fielding

 MatchesInningsNot OutRunsHSAvg100s50s0sCt/Stumped
Ravichandran Ashwin 6 10 3 349 91* 49.86 0 2 0 1
Gautam Gambhir 11 20 0 739 179 36.95 1 4 1 8
Ravindra Jadeja 5 9 0 189 68 21.00 0 1 1 2
Virat Kohli 9 17 1 322 103 20.13 1 0 2 5
Amit Mishra 4 6 0 188 84 31.33 0 1 0 1
Mohammed Shami 3 6 2 79 51* 19.75 0 1 2 0
Cheteshwar Pujara 9 17 2 660 206* 44.00 2 1 1 8
Ajinkya Rahane 5 10 1 299 103 33.22 1 2 1 2
Ishant Sharma 11 19 8 80 13 7.27 0 0 3 1
Murali Vijay 5 10 0 402 146 40.20 1 2 1 2
Umesh Yadav 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1

The Indian team's record against England

Bowling

 MatchesBallsMaidensRunsWicketsBestAvgSR5 Wickets in an Innings10 Wickets in a Match
Ravichandran Ashwin 6 1,634 51 838 17 3/72 49.29 96.12 0 0
Gautam Gambhir 11 12 0 4 0 0/4 - - 0 0
Ravindra Jadeja 5 1,356 59 537 12 3/52 44.75 113.00 0 0
Virat Kohli 9 - - - - - - - - -
Amit Mishra 4 984 13 576 9 3/99 64.00 109.33 0 0
Mohammed Shami 3 576 15 366 5 2/128 73.20 115.20 0 0
Cheteshwar Pujara 9 - - - - - - - - -
Ajinkya Rahane 5 - - - - - - - - -
Ishant Sharma 11 2,520 81 1,341 35 7/74 38.31 72.00 1 0
Murali Vijay 5 60 1 32 1 1/12 32.00 60.00 0 0
Umesh Yadav 1 180 4 84 4 3/70 21.00 45.00 0 0

Joe Root

IMAGE: Joe Root, one of the world's finest batsmen. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

England cannot be taken lightly.

Captain Alastair Cook is a consistent performer with the bat and has a superb record against India in Tests, scoring 1,735 runs in 20 Tests at an average of 54, with 5 100s and 7 50s.

Joe Root has a Bradmanesque record against India, averaging an astonishing 101 with 611 runs in 6 Tests, with 2 100s and 4 50s.

All-rounder Ben Stokes is formidable with both bat and ball. Moeen Ali will again look to torment India with his off-spin after his successful showing against the same opposition in 2014, claiming 19 wickets in 5 Tests.

Pacer Stuart Broad, who is just one match from a landmark 100 Tests, can produce amazing spells even on slow wickets.

England

Batting and Fielding

 MatchesInningsNot OutRunsHSAvg100s50s0sCt/Stumped
Moeen Ali 32 53 7 1,546 155* 33.61 3 8 5 16
Zafar Ansari 1 2 0 13 13 6.50 0 0 1 0
Jonny Bairstow 33 56 5 2,083 167* 40.84 3 11 3 82/3
Jake Ball 1 2 0 7 4 3.50 0 0 0 0
Gary Ballance 21 38 2 1,413 156 39.25 4 7 3 20
Gareth Batty 8 10 2 148 38 18.50 0 0 1 3
Stuart Broad 99 140 18 2,647 169 21.70 1 10 20 32
Jos Buttler 15 24 3 630 85 30.00 0 5 2 49
Alastair Cook 135 243 15 10,688 294 46.88 29 52 8 138
Ben Duckett 2 4 0 92 56 23.00 0 1 0 1
Steven Finn 36 47 22 279 56 11.16 0 1 9 8
Haseeb Hameed 0                  
Adil Rashid 5 9 1 182 61 22.75 0 1 2 1
Joe Root 48 88 11 4,103 254 53.29 10 23 3 60
Ben Stokes 27 47 0 1,557 258 33.13 3 7 8 17
Chris Woakes 14 23 8 521 66 34.73 0 2 2 6

England

Bowling

 MatchesBallsMaidensRunsWicketsBestAvgSR5 Wickets in an Innings10 Wickets in a Match
Moeen Ali 32 5,537 139 3,489 88 6/67 39.65 62.92 2 0
Zafar Ansari 1 150 0 112 2 2/76 56.00 75.00 0 0
Jonny Bairstow 33 - - - - - - - - -
Jake Ball 1 210 12 88 1 1/51 88.00 210.00 0 0
Gary Ballance 21 12 1 5 0 0/0 - - 0 0
Gareth Batty 8 1,598 38 849 15 3/55 56.60 106.53 0 0
Stuart Broad 99 20,466 763 10,255 360 8/15 28.49 56.85 15 2
Jos Buttler 15 - - - - - - - - -
Alastair Cook 135 18 0 7 1 1/6 7.00 18.00 0 0
Ben Duckett 2 - - - - - - - - -
Steven Finn 36 6,412 190 3,800 125 6/79 30.40 51.30 5 0
Haseeb Hameed 0                  
Adil Rashid 5 1,150 13 765 15 5/64 51.00 76.67 1 0
Joe Root 48 1,331 53 664 13 2/9 51.08 102.38 0 0
Ben Stokes 27 4,157 125 2,366 71 6/36 33.32 58.55 2 0
Chris Woakes 14 2,288 96 1,164 45 6/70 25.87 50.84 2 1

The England team's record against India

Batting and Fielding

 MatchesInningsNot OutRunsHSAvg100s50s0sCt/Stumped
Moeen Ali 5 6 0 124 39 20.67 0 0 0 3
Jonny Bairstow 1 1 0 9 9 9.00 0 0 0 3
Gary Ballance 5 7 0 503 156 71.86 2 2 0 5
Stuart Broad 12 13 2 325 74* 29.55 0 2 1 3
Jos Buttler 3 3 0 200 85 66.67 0 2 0 11
Alastair Cook 20 35 3 1,735 294 54.22 5 7 0 22
Steven Finn 1 1 1 4 4* - 0 0 0 0
Joe Root 6 9 3 611 154* 101.83 2 4 0 6
Ben Stokes 2 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 3 1
Chris Woakes 3 3 2 33 26* 33.00 0 0 1 2

The England team's record against India

Bowling

 

 MatchesBallsMaidensRunsWicketsBestAvgSR5 Wickets in an Innings10 Wickets in a Match
Moeen Ali 5 742 16 437 19 6/67 23.00 39.05 1 0
Jonny Bairstow 1 - - - - - - - - -
Gary Ballance 5 12 1 5 0 0/0 - - 0 0
Stuart Broad 12 2,419 113 1,074 46 6/25 23.35 52.59 2 0
Jos Buttler 3 - - - - - - - - -
Alastair Cook 20 12 0 6 1 1/6 6.00 12.00 0 0
Steven Finn 1 234 8 118 4 3/45 29.50 58.50 0 0
Joe Root 6 96 4 38 1 1/5 38.00 96.00 0 0
Ben Stokes 2 527 16 232 7 3/51 33.14 75.29 0 0
Chris Woakes 3 426 21 217 5 3/30 43.40 85.20 0 0



Rajneesh Gupta
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