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India vs England: Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Joe Root has an amazing record at Edgbaston. India has not been able to win on this ground till date.
India and England (India vs England) The 5th Test match will be played between today. Actually last year the Test series between the two remained incomplete due to Corona. India and England Now by playing the last match of the same series, we will complete the incomplete series. The Indian team is ahead 2-1 in this series, but the English team is very strong on the Edgbaston ground. In such a situation, the challenge in front of the Indian team is not easy. Team India will be led by fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. India’s regular captain Rohit Sharma is infected with Corona and due to this he has been out of the Test team. In the absence of Rohit, Bumrah has been given the command of the Test team.
Better record of the team achieving the goal
Batting first, Edgbaston’s first innings average is 308 runs. Be it India or England, the main challenge before the team batting first is to cross the 300-run mark. Apart from this, the team winning the toss can choose to bowl first. Not only because the seamers will get a lot of help on the first day, but also because the team that has scored the target here has a slightly better record than the team batting first.
Total matches: 53
Hosts won matches: 28
Guests won matches: 10
Draw Match: 15
The team batting first won the matches: 18
The team batting in the second innings won the matches: 20
Average score of first innings: 308
Average runs per wicket: 31.33
Broad-Anderson pair can trouble India
The pair of experienced England bowler James Anderson and Stuart Broad can trouble India. The record of the pair of Broad and Andersen on this ground is excellent. Together they played a total of 21 matches on this ground and took 85 wickets. Among the current players, Andersen took the highest 45 wickets at this ground. He played 12 matches here. Broad is at number two, who took 40 wickets in 9 matches. When it comes to batting, Joe Root has mastered the art of handling the pace, bounce and swing of this pitch. Among the current players, he is the highest run-scorer in Test cricket on this wicket. He scored the highest 496 runs in 6 matches. Jonny Bairstow is in third place with 248 runs in 6 matches. Virat Kohli is in sixth place after scoring 149 runs in 1 match.
India eye first win at Edgbaston
India has won many historic victories in Test matches in England, but till date Team India has not been able to win at Edgbaston. The Indian team played its first test match here in 1967. After this 6 more Tests were played, but England won all the 6 matches by a big margin.