The highly anticipated ODI series will start from March 23 and all the fixtures will be played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The two teams played 100 ODI matches against each other out of which India won 53 games and England was victorious on 42 fixtures. The last encounter between the two teams took place in the World Cup 2019, England won the game by 31 runs. The two aggressive sides have given a tough competition to each other whenever they faced off on the cricket field. Let’s have a look at the top three bowling performance in India vs England:
- Ashish Nehra 6/23 (World Cup 2003)
India won the toss and chose to bat in one of the most intriguing game of the World Cup. India set up a target of 251 in the first innings for the England team. There was a big task in front of the Indian bowlers to restrict the star-studded batting line up of England. Ashish Nehra did the best bowling of his career and went on to pocket six wickets at an economy rate of 2.30. The English batsmen were clueless against Nehra’s spell. The left-arm pacer helmed India to an 82 run victory against England.
- Kuldeep Yadav 6/25 ( India tour of England 2018)
India won the toss and chose to bowl against England in Nottingham. England’s opening pair was looking strong until they faced Kuldeep Yadav. The young spinner got the number three batsman Joe Root along with the openers in quick succession and brought India into the driver’s seat. In the middle overs, Yadav also helped India to get rid of the well-set Jos Butler and Ben Stokes. The chinaman went on to pocket six wickets in his allotted 10 overs and helped India to restrict England to a below-par target.
- Sreesanth 6/55 (England tour of India 2006)
India chose to bowl after winning the toss in the seventh ODI of the England tour of India. The visitors’ opening pair started well, with a big middle-order partnership from Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood, England was aiming for a 300+ target on the scoreboard. Sreesanth’s magical spell which consists of six wickets helped India to restrict India under 300. The pacer got six wickets to his name with an economy rate of 5.50.