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What have we learnt from the India vs England series?

By Guest - March 22, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 22, 2024 10:23 PM
What have we learnt from the India vs England series?

The England cricket team has been touring India between January and March this year to play the five matches in competition for the Anthony de Mello Trophy. India finished Day One firmly on top of England in the fifth test at Dharamsala and have continued to outpour the team.

England were the last visiting side to win the test series in India in the 2012 - 2013 competition. However, India also has an exemplary record having won 36 of the 46 tests played in the last 10 years.

The English team are well known for their Bazball style of play, it has served them well in previous test series. India is now challenging the effectiveness of this strategy, with the strength of the Indian spinners, they will need to bat long and positively if they are going to succeed against India on their home soil.

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Lots has been learned from the India vs England series, here are just some of the highlights so far:

India are missing their former captain

Naturally, the Indian side are missing their former captain, Virat Kohli, as the player has been missing from the entire test series due to the birth of his second child. Kohli is usually a dominating attacking presence on the pitch.

He stepped down from his role as captain at the end of the 2021 IPL season, but not before becoming the first player in the Indian Premier League to surpass the 6000 run mark. The player's return to the field would certainly have a significant impact in terms of morale for his teammates and turning up the heat for the competition.

Ben Stokes is back

England test captain Ben Stokes appears to have made the right decision to come back. In November, Stokes chose to undergo surgery in order to repair damage to his knee. It seems as though this repair may have offered him a new lease of life.

Ben is a veteran all-rounder that has played in more than 100 test matches. He holds a number of records, including the highest number of sixes in a test career and he is the second player after Ian Botham to have more than 4,000 runs and over 100 wickets in tests for England.

However it is Stokes’ positive mindset that is most noteworthy. Despite the team’s defeat against India in the test series, the player has maintained that individuals in the team have made some great progress. He has shared that he believes the scores do not reflect how the team has evolved during the test series.

This mentality is essential for keeping spirits up following England’s recent losses, without it they will not have the will to push on and achieve victory in upcoming games.

Joe Root plays a huge role despite criticism

Joe Root is known to be the best slow bowling player on the field for England and he has an impressive record in India. The player is England's second highest run scorer in tests and is in fact the 11th highest international century scorer in history.

Nevertheless, Root received a high amount of criticism recently following on from the third test in Rajkot. He was questioned for getting out to a reverse scoop and setting off a chain of events that would lead to the batting collapse of 8 - 95 in the team’s first innings. Subsequently, India beat England by 434 runs.

Yet, the move was backed by captain Stokes, who wants critics to focus on the bigger picture.

This isn't the first time Root has faced negative comments. During the 2021–22 Ashes series he was pressured to give up his captaincy. He stayed on until announcing in April 2022 that having captained for his country 64 times, the time had come to resign.

Jonny Bairstow is one of the few to have played his 100th Test

34 year old Jonny Bairstow is just the 17th player to reach the milestone of 100 test series matches. Jonny has had many highlights during his career, including scoring the most runs by a wicketkeeper in 2016.

It was just 18 months ago that the player suffered from a very unfortunate fracture to his leg. This fast return to the game illustrates the player’s commitment and resilience.

The current test series has been a particularly tumultuous one and England have not performed anywhere near as well as hoped. Nevertheless, we have learnt just how resilient the players can be and reflecting on the previous few days should help them as they continue to evolve and learn from their mistakes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Have England ever won a series in India?

England won the Anthony De Mello Trophy. It was England's first series win in India since 1984–85, India won the series 3–1 in 2020–21 thus qualifying for the 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship final.

What is the history of India vs England cricket?

India and England have faced each other in 136 matches in Test. Out of these 136 games, India have won 35 whereas England have won 51. And 50 matches ended with draw.

Who has the most wins India vs England?

India and England have faced each other in 107 matches in ODI. Out of these 107 games, India have won 58 whereas England have won 44. And 3 matches ended without any result.

Which Indian player has most runs against England?

Yashasvi Jaiswal now holds the record for most runs scored by an Indian in a Test series against England. He scored 700 runs in a series against England.

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