India has a clear head start as England lost their last five series in India and skipper Virat Kohli will also try to hit some personal milestones. Here are some important statistics.
1. This is the 10th time India has hosted a bilateral men’s ODI series with multiple games against England. The tourists have only won one victory in the last series in India (D2 L6). England have lost each of the last five series to them there.
2. England are trying for the first time since 2014, when they lost three such series in a row (two to Sri Lanka and one to India) to avoid consecutive bilateral multi-game ODI series defeats for men. Eoin Morgan’s men lost three games 1-0 in this series.
3. India have only suffered three defeats in their last 22 completed men’s ODI games at home to England (W18, T1). They have recorded five wins in their last six men’s ODI games in India (L1). Before this current run they had to accept a defeat of four games on home soil.
4. England have lost two consecutive men’s ODI games in this game. England have not lost three times in a row since February 2016.
5.English batsmen have the highest hit rate of any friendly match nation during the opening of 10 overs in men’s ODI games since early 2018 (100.4). The tourists finished the opening power play 89-0, compared to 39-0 that India recorded last time in Pune (March 23, 2021).
6. The English seafarers recorded six complete litter deliveries between them at the start of the ODI series for men (23 March 2021). However, India’s Seam Bowlers have not signed any between them.
7. We have only seen 16 York-length deliveries from the White Ball matches played on this tour (five T20Is for men and ODIs for men). Only four of them were bowled by India.
8. Virat Kohli (India) is a century away from hitting the record for the most ODI tonnes for men in India (currently held by Sachin Tendulkar, 20) and shy away from the most hundreds of ODIs for men between India and India to publish England (currently Yuvraj Singh, four).
9. Jonny Bairstow (England) scored seven sixes in the series opener (March 23, 2021), the most he has ever recorded in an ODI inning. He has scored 111 and 94 points in his last two strokes against India.
10. Prasidh Krishna recorded numbers of 4/54 the last time against England (March 23, 2021), the last time against England (March 23, 2021). This marked the best return of any bowler in the men’s ODI debut for India.
(With OPTA inputs)
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