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England v India Test Match: Predictions, Odds and Stats

It’s battle of the cricketing big guns with the fourth test match of England v India. It’s been a long, tough time for cricketers on both teams as England has taken on India from 3rd July 2018 – in test matches that will run through to 7th September. It got off to a bit of a rough start with England, as the first test saw us lose by 8 wickets. However, it wasn’t too long before we pulled it back and won the next. India then took the lead again. So far India have on four of the test matches, England have won 5… and one has been drawn. So with 2 left to go, there’s still everything for both teams to play for.

Date

Match Details

Venue

Result

Time

3rd July England v India 1st T20I Old Trafford, Manchester India won by 8 wkts 18.30
6th July England v India 2nd T20I Sophia Gardens, Cardiff England won by 5 wkts 18.30
8th July England v India 3rd T20I County Ground, Bristol India won by 7 wkts 15.00
12th July England v India 1st ODI Trent Bridge, Nottingham India won by 8 wkts 13.30
14th July England v India 2nd ODI Lord’s London England won by 86 runs 12.00
17th July England v India 3rd ODI Headingley, Leeds England won by 8 wkts 13.30
25th-27th July Essex v India 3 day practice match County Ground, Chelmsford Match Drawn 12.00
1st – 5th Aug England v India 1st Test Edgbaston, Birmingham England won by 31 runs 12.00
9th-13th Aug England v India 2nd Test Lord’s London England won by 1 innings and 159 runs 12.00
18th-22nd Aug England v India 3rd Test Trent Bridge, Nottingham India won by 203 runs 12.00
30th Aug – 3rd Sept England v India 4th Test The Rose Bowl, S’ton TBC 12.00
7th-11th Sept England v India 5th Test Kennington Oval, London TBC 12.00

 

So, with all the scores looking pretty even… anything could happen in the final two tests. India has just won the last test and England really are looking to pull it back. Because of this, the odds on the winner of the next test are very varied. Here are the best odds for the fourth test…

Result

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England Evens 11/10 23/20 23/2 5/6 5/6 11/10 Evens
Draw 9/2 5/1 49/10 99/20 9/2 9/2 19/4 9/2
India 8/5 5/4 4/3 27/20 11/4 11/4 5/4 8/5

 

Statistics

However, to make accurate predictions on who might win, knowing the most important stats is incredibly important – as the previous test results really don’t give much away. So far it’s India’s Virat Kohli who has stolen the show – having scored a total of 440 runs, with an average of 73.33. He’s way ou in the frony of the night highest – Johnny Bairstow, who has scored 206 runs with an average of 41.20.

However, on the other side, it is the English player, James Anderson, who has the best bowling stats. India’s Hardik Panya comes a close second and  this is followed by his team mate, Ishant Sharma.

Top Tables Batting

Most Runs

Pos Player Team Inn Runs Avg SR 4s 6s
1 Virat Kohli India 6 440 73.33 58.43 51 1
2 Jonny Bairstow England 5 206 41.20 65.61 29
3 Jos Buttler England 5 170 34.00 72.65 28 2
4 Hardik Pandya India 6 160 32.00 57.97 25 1
5 Ajinka Rahane India 6 158 26.33 44.89 20

 

Highest Individual Scores

Pos Player Team Runs Balls 4s 6s SR Vs
1 Virat Kohli India 149 225 22 1 66.22 England
2 Chris Woakes England 137 177 21 77.40 India
3 Jos Buttler England 106 176 21 60.23 India
4 Virat Kohli India 103 197 10 52.28 England
5 Virat Kohli India 97 152 11 63.82 England

 

Highest Average

Pos Player Team Matches Inn Runs Avg No
1 Chris Woakes England 2 3 149 74.50 1
2 Virat Kohli India 3 6 440 73.33
3 Sam Curran England 2 3 127 42.33
4 Jonny Bairstow England 3 5 206 41.20
5 Jos Buttler England 3 5 170 34.00

 

Most Hundreds

Pos Player Team Matches Inn 100s Runs H.S.
1 Virat Kohli India 3 6 2 440 149
2 Jos Buttler England 3 5 1 170 106
3 Chris Woakes England 2 3 1 149 137

 

Most Sixes

Pos Player Team Matches Inn Runs Avg
1 Sam Curran England 2 3 127 3
2 Jos Buttler England 3 5 170 2
3 Virat Kohli India 3 6 440 1
4 Hardik Pandya India 3 6 160 1
5 Adil Rashid England 3 4 67 1

 

Top Tables Bowling

Most Wickets

Pos Player Team Matches Balls Runs Wkts 4-fers 5-fers
1 James Anderson England 3 667 253 17 1 1
2 Ishant Sharma India 3 486 300 11 1
3 Stuart Broad England 3 546 296 10 1
4 Hardik Pandya India 3 283 162 9 1
5 Ravichandran Ashwin India 3 527 236 8 1

 

Best Bowling Figures

Pos Player Team Ovs Wkts Runs Maidens Econ VS
1 James Anderson England 13.2 5 20 5 1.52 India
2 Hardik Pandya India 6.0 5 28 1 4.67 England
3 Ishant Sharma India 13.0 5 51 3.92 England
4 Jasprit Bumrah India 29.0 5 85 8 2.93 England
5 James Anderson England 12.0 4 23 5 1.92 India

 

Best Economy

Pos Player Team Match Inns Eco Avg SR
1 James Anderson England 3 6 2.28 14.88 39.24
2 Ravichandran Ashwin India 3 5 2.69 29.50 65.88
3 Chris Woakes England 2 4 2.88 20.88 43.50
4 Jasprit Bumrah India 1 2 2.95 17.43 35.43
5 Umesh Yadav India 1 2 3.17 25.33 48.00

 

Squads

Obviously, it’s very important to know who is part of the squad for the fourth and fifth tests. So, here are the team sheets for both teams:

India

Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari

England

Joe Root(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, James Porter, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes.

 

England v India Prediction

Taking all of this into account, it’s clear it will be a tough test match. India have great stats in the lead up and won the previous test; however, England won the first two, so they will be looking to make it a 3-1 lead. We reckon that they will do it again… just. If James Anderson can keep his bowling form and Chris Woakes can keep up his impressive batting average, victory could be ours.

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