India were all over England in the 1st ODI © Getty Images
India were all over England in the 1st ODI © Getty Images

India did not need Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Jasprit Bumrah, their go-to men with the new ball and at the death, to beat England in the first ODI at Trent Bridge. Kuldeep Yadav ran through the English line-up with 6 for 25, fourth-best figures by an Indian. England were bowled out for 268, a score never going to challenge India on a flat track. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli made merry after a rapid cameo from Shikhar Dhawan. Ahead of the second ODI at Lord’s, here is a statistical preview.

97 matches between England and India, 2nd most for England against any side. England have only played more ODIs (147) against Australia.

1.358 India’s win-loss ratio against England (53 wins, 39 defeats), their 2nd-best against any side against whom they have 75 or more ODIs. They have a ratio of 1.607 against Sri Lanka.

0.735 England’s win-loss ratio against India, their worst against any side irrespective of number of matches played.

33 runs needed by MS Dhoni to reach the 10,000-run mark. Dhoni will become the 4th Indian (after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid) and 12th overall to the milestone.

99 runs needed by Dhoni (1,425) to become the highest scorer in India-England matches. The record is currently held by Yuvraj Singh (1,523), while Sachin Tendulkar (1,455) is also ahead of Dhoni. The highest run-getter for England is Ian Bell (1,163). However, of members in current squads, Joe Root’s 471 are the most by an Englishman.

4 runs needed by Virat Kohli (996) to become the 7th Indian and 9th overall to score 1,000 runs in India-England matches, after Yuvraj, Tendulkar, Dhoni, Bell, Suresh Raina (1,160), Kevin Pietersen (1,138), Rahul Dravid (1,012), and Virender Sehwag (1,008).

10 wickets for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the most in India-England matches among players in the squads. Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, and Umesh Yadav have 9 each. This is surprising, given that six men have taken 35 or more wickets, but then, the bowling attack of both sides have been revamped of late.

5, 5, and 4 wickets needed respectively by Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal to reach the 50-wicket mark. Whoever gets there first will become the 35th Indian and 300th overall to the milestone.

106 runs needed by Jonny Bairstow to reach the 2,000-run mark. Bairstow will become the 27th England cricketer and 213rd overall to the milestone.

2 wickets by Plunkett (110) to reach the 7th spot among English bowlers. Plunkett will go past Paul Collingwood. If he takes 6 he will go past Phil DeFreitas. The top five are James Anderson (269), Darren Gough (234), Stuart Broad (178), Andrew Flintoff (168), and Ian Botham (145). Chris Woakes has 109 and Adil Rashid 108.