England tour of India will begin from February 5, this bilateral series will be the first international series to be played in India since the COVID-19 pandemic which struck in the first half of 2020. India will be hosting England for 4 Tests, 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs. The first two Tests will be played in Chennai while the last two will be held in Ahmedabad.
The rivalry between the two cricketing giants dates back to the year 1932, the two teams have always given a tough competition to each other which excites the cricket fans all over the world to follow the highly anticipated India-England fixtures.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams in the longest format, England has the upper hand as they won 47 games while lost 26 games to India. In ODI cricket, the Men in blue has the advantage as they beat England on 53 occasions and lost to them in 42 games. It’s a tie in the head-to-head competition in the shortest format, they played 14 matches against each other, both teams have pocketed seven games each. The last encounter between the two teams took place in the World Cup 2019, the English team came out victorious as they beat India by 31 runs.
The first match was played on June 25, 1932, at Lord’s, it was a Test match, the hosts won the game by 158 runs. Since then they played against each other in more than 230 games across all the three formats.
The Indian team has been dominant in the home conditions in the whites, the Men in blue played 43 Test matches in the last ten years, out of which they won 33 games, lost three fixtures and had a draw on seven occasions. England’s last outing in India took place in 2016, the home team beat the visitors 4-0. India’s last defeat in a Test match on their turf came in the year 2017 against Australia. The Indian team have lost only one Test series in home conditions back in the year 2012 and that defeat came against England.
The entire cricket fraternity would wait and watch when the two cricketing superpowers will take on each other for the two-month-long bilateral series in India.