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Statistical review of India in ODIs in England

Rahul Dravid is India's leading run-scorer in ODIs in England © Getty Images
Rahul Dravid is India’s leading run-scorer in ODIs in England © Getty Images

India suffered a crushing 1-3 defeat against England in the Test series. They now play a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against England. Bharath Seervi does a statistical review of India’s past performances in England.

India have had some of the most glorious moments of their ODI history in England. Their World Cup win in 1983 under Kapil Dev, the Natwest Tri series win in 2002 under Sourav Ganguly and the Champions Trophy victory in 2013 under MS Dhoni all came in England. However, they had some sub-par tournaments there as well, such as the World Cups of 1975 and 1999. India have won three of the seven tournaments involving three or more teams in England. In bilateral ODI tournaments in England, they won only one of the eight series they have played since 1974.

Tournaments involving 3+ teams

Bilateral series

Played

Won

Lost

Played

Won

Lost

Drawn

7

3

4

8

1

5

1

 List of Tournaments involving 3+ teams in England

Year Trophy Winner Indian Captain
1975 World Cup West Indies Srinivas Venkatraghavan
1979 World Cup West Indies Srinivas Venkatraghavan
1983 World Cup India Kapil Dev
1999 World Cup Australia Mohammad Azharuddin
2002 Natwest Tri Series India Sourav Ganguly
2004 Champions Trophy West Indies Sourav Ganguly
2013 Champions Trophy India MS Dhoni

List of bilateral ODI series played between India and England in England

Year Winner Margin Indian Captain
1974 England 2-0 (2) Ajit Wadekar
1982 England 2-0 (2) Sunil Gavaskar
1986 Draw 1-1 (2) Kapil Dev
1990 India 2-0 (2) Mohammad Azharuddin
1996 England 2-0 (3) Mohammad Azharuddin
2004 England 2-1 (3) Sourav Ganguly
2007 England 4-3 (7) Rahul Dravid
2011 England 3-0 (5) MS Dhoni

India’s win-loss ratio in ODIs in England              

India played a total of 62 ODI matches in England with 29 wins and as many losses. Among the 62, they played 34 matches against England which brought them 12 wins and 18 losses.

Opposition Played Won Lost Tied No Result Win %
Other than England 28 17 11 0 0 60.71%
England 34 12 18 1 3 35.29%
Overall 62 29 29 1 3 46.77%

Indian batsmen in ODIs in England

Indian batsmen have performed better in ODIs than in Tests, especially against teams other than England. In the 1983 World Cup, Kapil Dev hammered 175 not out against Zimbabwe, which is considered among the best ODI innings in World Cup. In the 1999 World Cup,  Ganguly scored a record 183 runs along with Rahul Dravid’s 145 runs against Sri Lanka at Taunton. They had a partnership of 318 runs, which was the first ever partnership in excess of 300 runs in ODIs. Three days earlier, Sachin Tendulkar had scored 140 not out while Dravid had made 104 not out against Kenya at Bristol in a partnership of 237 runs. Dravid was the highest run getter in the 1999 world cup with 461 runs at 65.85 in 8 matches.  Only two centuries have been scored by Indians against England in the UK — by Sachin Tendulkar (105 not out at Chester-le-Street, 2002) and Virat Kohli (107 at Cardiff, 2011). Shikhar Dhawan scored two centuries in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013, but neither were against England. Ajay Jadeja is the other centurion for India in England. He scored 100 not out against Australia in the 1999 World Cup though India lost the game.

Centuries:

Runs Batsman Balls Fours Sixes S/R Opposition Venue Date W/L
183 Sourav Ganguly 158 17 7 115.82 Sri Lanka Taunton 26-May-99 W
175* Kapil Dev 138 16 6 126.81 Zimbabwe Tunbridge Wells 18-Jun-83 W
145 Rahul Dravid 129 17 1 112.4 Sri Lanka Taunton 26-May-99 W
140* Sachin Tendulkar 101 16 3 138.61 Kenya Bristol 23-May-99 W
114 Shikhar Dhawan 94 12 1 121.27 South Africa Cardiff 06-Jun-13 W
113 Sachin Tendulkar 102 12 1 110.78 Sri Lanka Bristol 11-Jul-02 W
107 Virat Kohli 93 9 1 115.05 England Cardiff 16-Sep-11 L
105* Sachin Tendulkar 108 8 1 97.22 England Chester-le-Street 04-Jul-02 W
104* Rahul Dravid 109 10 0 95.41 Kenya Bristol 23-May-99 W
102* Shikhar Dhawan 107 10 1 95.32 West Indies The Oval 11-Jun-13 W
100* Ajay Jadeja 138 7 2 72.46 Australia The Oval 04-Jun-99 L

Dravid has got the most runs among Indian batsmen in ODIs in England. He has scored 1238 runs in his 32 innings at an average of 45.85 with two centuries and 11 fifties. The other two batsmen with over 1000 runs are Sachin Tendulkar (1051 at 43.79) and Ganguly (1034 at 38.29). Tendulkar has three centuries, which is the most by any Indian in ODIs in England. Kapil has a strike rate of 107.01 in his 17 ODI innings in England which brought him 519 runs in 15 innings.

Aggregate runs (400 or more):

Runs Batsman Matches Innings N/O Avg S/R 100s 50s Highest
1238 Rahul Dravid 32 32 5 45.85 80.65 2 11 145
1051 Sachin Tendulkar 26 26 2 43.79 88.39 3 4 140*
1034 Sourav  Ganguly 27 27 0 38.29 74.98 1 7 183
583 Yuvraj Singh 19 19 2 34.29 85.48 0 4 72
519 Kapil Dev 17 15 4 47.18 107.01 1 2 175*
497 Mohammad Azharuddin 15 14 6 62.12 76.46 0 5 83*
438 MS Dhoni 17 14 2 36.50 85.38 0 4 78*
431 Sunil Gavaskar 18 18 3 28.73 47.36 0 3 65*

Indian bowlers in ODIs in England:

Indian bowlers had some memorable spells in ODIs in England. Most of them from the World Cup of 1983 involving Madan Lal, Roger Binny, Kapil and Mohinder Amarnath. Indian bowlers have managed to take four five-wicket hauls in ODIs in England — one each by Kapil Dev, Robin Singh, Venkatesh Prasad and Ravindra Jadeja. Among the nine four-wicket hauls by Indians in England, only one came against England — Ajit Agarkar took four for 60 at Manchester in 2007 but India lost the match. Madan Lal and Roger Binny took four wickets each against Australia at Chelmsford in 1983.

Best bowling by Indians in England:

Figures Bowler Overs Maidens Against Venue Date W/L
5/27 Venkatesh Prasad 9.3 2 Pakistan Manchester 08-Jun-99 W
5/31 Robin Singh 9.3 0 Sri Lanka Taunton 26-May-99 W
5/36 Ravindra Jadeja 10 2 West Indies The Oval 11-Jun-13 W
5/43 Kapil Dev 12 2 Australia Nottingham 13-Jun-83 L
4/20 Madan lal 8.2 3 Australia Chelmsford 20-Jun-83 W
4/29 Roger Binny 8 2 Australia Chelmsford 20-Jun-83 W
4/46 Harbhajan Singh 10 0 Sri Lanka Bristol 11-Jul-02 W
4/56 Debasis Mohanty 10 0 Kenya Bristol 23-May-99 W
4/60 Ajit Agarkar 10 0 England Manchester 30-Aug-07 L

Madan Lal took 27 wickets in the 15 ODIs he played in England, which is the most by any Indian bowler in ODIs in England. Roger Binny grabbed 22 wickets in his 10 ODIs in England. The best average maintained by the bowlers who took at least 15 wickets in England is 19.13 by Roger Binny. Ravindra Jadeja has the best strike rate of 24. Kapil Dev gave runs at 3.35 per over which is the best. He bowled 26 maidens in 17 matches to take 19 wickets.

Aggregate wickets (15 or more):

Wickets Bowler Matches Maidens Avg Eco S/R 4WH 5WH BBI
27 Madan Lal 15 16 20.85 3.62 34.5 1 0 4/20
22 Roger Binny 10 12 19.13 3.86 29.7 1 0 4/29
19 Ajit Agarkar 16 7 40.63 6.00 40.5 1 0 4/60
19 Kapil Dev 17 26 31.78 3.35 56.8 0 1 5/43
18 Zaheer Khan 13 5 33.33 5.24 38.1 0 0 3/48
18 Anil Kumble 20 6 44.27 4.38 60.5 0 0 2/29
16 Mohinder Amarnath 14 9 26.93 3.90 41.4 0 0 3/12
16 Ravindra Jadeja 8 5 19.25 4.81 24.0 0 1 5/36
16 Javagal Srinath 11 17 25.68 4.01 38.3 0 0 3/37

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)

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