At the time of writing, we can say that England and India played a 4-Test series which India won 2-1. The fate of the 5th Test will be decided later. Perhaps an one-off Test at Manchester sometime in 2022.
Anyway, we look at the summary of all England-India Tests until now.
130 Tests have been played between these teams.England lead 49-31 with 50 draws.
In 66 Tests in England, England lead 35-9 with 22 draws.
In 64 Tests in India, India lead 22-14 with 28 draws.
India’s series victories in England were:
1971: 1 W, 2 D
1986: 2 W, 1 D
2007: 1 W, 2 D
2021: 2 W, 1 L, 1 D
One may argue that the 1986 team did the best.
So far, India has never won a Test at Manchester, Birmingham and Southampton.
Batting: Most runs (1000+):
Root is close to catching up with the top 3. Kohli and Pujara are the other current players here.
Root has the most centuries (8) while Tendulkar, Cook and Dravid have 7 apiece.
For 50+ scores, Tendulkar and Gavaskar have 20 apiece and Root has 18.
Highest innings (175+):
This series was relatively low-scoring with Root’s 180* being the highest, though he had made 218 earlier in 2021. Kohli and Pujara have earlier made double centuries.
Highest averages (Minimum 20 innings, 35.00):
Barrington is followed by Dravid and Root. Kohli, Pujara and Rahul are further down. Gavaskar’s average is surprisingly low.
Best Strike rates (Minimum 1000 balls, 45.00)
Kapil and Sehwag have the highest strike rates, as one would expect. Buttler and Ashwin (!) have the highest among current players. Next are Root, Jadeja and Rahul
To be continued