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Going by India’s previous Test stats at Edgbaston, you might not expect them to win. But, if you look at his game in the last 4 Tests of the Pataudi Series, then it can be said that the Indian team may not have done anything well in Edgbaston, but this time history can be reversed.
Edgbaston Test between India and England Pataudi Series (Pataudi Series) part of which was played last year. 4 Tests of the 5-match series were played, but the 5th Test to be held in Manchester was postponed due to Corona. The same Test is now being played at Edgbaston, on which the result of the series rests. Going by India’s last Test stats at Edgbaston, you might expect him to win, even if not expect him to perform better. India has played 7 Tests at this ground so far, in which 6 have lost and 1 match has been drawn. But, if you look at his game in the last 4 Tests of the Pataudi series, then it can be said that the Indian team may not have done anything well at Edgbaston, but this time history can be reversed.
India are currently 2-1 ahead in the Pataudi series. In such a situation, if he gets the Edgbaston Test drawn as well, then his work will be done. But hosts England need to win to avoid defeat in the series. The good thing with the England team is that its current form is better than the Indian team. And, in such a situation, it will not be that easy for Team India to reverse history at Edgbaston.
Match by match condition of first 4 test
Now let’s look at the 4 Tests of the Pataudi series which have been played earlier. The first test match between India and England was played in Nottingham, which ended in a draw. The second Test match was played at Lord’s, winning which India took a 1-0 lead in the series. The third test match between the two teams took place in Leeds, which England won by an innings and 76 runs, thus drawing the series 1–1. The fourth test match took place at the Oval and India registered a 157-run victory in it. With this victory, India took a 2-1 lead and reached Manchester with great enthusiasm, where the 5th Test was to be played but it was postponed due to Corona.
4 Indians in Top 5 Runners
In the first 4 Tests of the Pataudi series, India had the upper hand in both bat and ball. The batsman who scored the highest 568 runs in the first 4 Tests was undoubtedly Joe Root, but if you look at the list of top 5, then after Root, the remaining 4 batsmen were Indian. Rohit Sharma was the highest run-scorer for Team India with 368 runs. At the same time, KL Rahul appeared in the list after him with 315 runs. After this, Cheteshwar Pujara scored 227 runs while Virat Kohli scored 218 runs. However, India will not get the services of its top two runners in the Edgbaston Test.
3 Indians in top 5 wicket takers
Like batting, there is also a graph of bowling, where England’s Ollie Robinson may be on top with 21 wickets. But India’s Jasprit Bumrah is also at number two with 18 wickets. Apart from this, there is James Anderson with 15 wickets, while there are only two Indian bowlers again at number 4 and 5. Overall, if you look at the report card of the first 4 Tests in bowling, there are only 3 Indians in the top 5.
India has not won a Test series in England for the last 15 years. This time the chance is good. If he cannot win the Edgbaston Test, then at least get a draw done. Just don’t lose. And, for this every single player will have to give his best in this test and come out on the field with the determination to change the history of bad records at Edgbaston.