Indian women’s cricket team will once again be seen in whites playing Test cricket from 16th June 2021. The team will begin their tour of England with a one-off Test, with the match being played at the County Ground in Bristol. There is a lot of excitement about this Test as many players of the Indian team would like to prove themselves in this format as well. On the other hand, the England women’s team will have a home advantage on their side.
13 – Both teams have played 13 matches so far in their Test cricket history. Of these, two matches were won by India while England registered one victory. The rest 10 games ended up in a draw.
36 – In their overall Test history, India have played 36 matches and have won 5 of them. They have lost 6 matches while 25 games have been drawn.
95 – The England team have played 95 Tests winning 20 of those. They faced defeat in 14 matches while 61 resulted in a draw.
20 – England and Australia have won the joint-most Test matches (20) so far. The Engish team will go past Australia if they defeat India in this Test.
3 – With their appearance in this Test match, Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami will reach the third spot in terms of longest Test careers in Women’s cricket. Their Test career will be 19 years 153 days long on the first day of the match i.e. 16th June 2021. Only Vera Burt (20 Y 335 d) and Molly Hide (19 Y 211 d) had longer Test careers. Both of these legends made their Test debut against England in 2002.
1 – Mithali Raj will be 38 Years 195 days old when she takes the field against England in the match. This will make her the oldest Indian Test captain and the second-oldest overall in the 21st century.
3 – If Shafali Verma is included in the playing XI for this Test, she will become the third-youngest Indian player to feature in a Test match. Only Rajani Venugopal and Shubhangi Kulkarni made debut at lower age than her.
8 – There can be multiple players who may make their Test debut for India in this match. In their Test against England in 2014, 8 Indian players were handed debut cap.
6 – The Indian team will be playing a Test match after a long gap of 6 years and 212 days. However, this is not the longest gap between two Tests for the Indian team. Their Test against England in 2014 was played after a gap of 7 years and 349 days.