The first match of the five-Test match series between India and England will be played in Birmingham from Wednesday. The match, which will begin from Wednesday is also very special occasion for England because it will be the 1000th international Test match for their team.
The Joe Root led team will want to celebrate the occasion by winning this 1000th international Test match. But his ground of Edgbaston in Birmingham is interesting for Indian cricket. Team India have never won a single match at this ground.
Both the teams had met each other last time at Edgbaston, in 2011. In this match, Alastair Cook performed very well for England.
Both the countries have played 6 matches at this ground against each other. Where England have won five matches and the remaining one match was a draw. Now 7 years later, Virat Kohli would like to improve the record of Team India on this field.
The first Test between the two countries was played in June 1932 and since then a total of 117 test matches have been played between England and India, out of which England have managed to win 43% matches and India could only manage to win 25%. England have won 30 Test matches against India, while India could only win 6 matches in England. There was no result in 21 matches.
The Tests played between England and India at Edgbaston
- 13 July 1967, England beat India by 132 runs
- 4th of July, 1974, England beat India by an innings and 78 runs
- India beat England by 12 runs, July 1979, innings and 83 runs.
- 3 July 1986, Indo-England, Draw
- June 6, 1996, England beat Team India by 8 wickets.
- 10 August 2011, England beat by innings and 242 runs.