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India never really met with serious resistance in Ireland, whom they trounced in the two T20I Internationals at Malahide, first by 76 runs, then by 143 runs. However, they will be up against sterner stuff this time. England, who have demolished Australia in the recently-concluded limited-overs series (5 ODIs, 1 T20I), and will come at India all guns blazing. Ahead of the first T20I at Old Trafford, here is a statistical preview:

11 T20Is between England and India so far and England have won 6 of these. Three of these have been on English soil and England have won all of them.

284 most runs in India-England T20Is, by Eoin Morgan. Suresh Raina (265) is next, followed by MS Dhoni (264).

8 most wickets in India-England T20Is, by Harbhajan Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal. Of England bowlers, Jade Dernbach (7) has most. However, if one considers only players in current squads, Chris Jordan heads the English list with 5.

8 and 51 runs respectively needed by Virat Kohli (1,992) and Rohit Sharma (1,949) to reach the 2,000-run mark. Whoever reaches there first will be the 1st Indian and 4th overall after Martin Guptill (2,271), Brendon McCullum (2,140), and Shoaib Malik (2,026) to the mark.

45 runs needed by Dhoni (1,455) to reach the 1,500-mark. If he reaches there he will be the 3rd Indian (after Kohli, Rohit, and Raina) and 19th overall to the landmark.

42 runs needed by Shikhar Dhawan (958) to reach the 1,000-run mark. Dhawan will become the 6th Indian and 48th overall to the landmark.

47 runs needed by Jos Buttler (1,130) to go past Kevin Pietersen (1,176) and reach 4th spot among Englishmen. Only Eoin Morgan (1,693) and Alex Hales (1,505) have more runs.

3 wickets needed by Chahal (41) to go past Jasprit Bumrah (43) and reach 3rd spot among Indians. Only Ravichandran Ashwin (52) has more wickets.

3 wickets needed by Jordan (37) to go past Dernbach (39) and reach 4th spot among Englishmen. Only Stuart Broad (65) and Alex Hales (51) have more wickets.

1 catch needed by Dhoni to reach the 50-catch mark as wicketkeeper. Nobody else has even 35. Denesh Ramdin has 34 while Quinton de Kock has 30.

2 uncapped players in the Indian side Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya. They may add to the list of the 75 Indian T20I players.

1 uncapped player in the English side Sam Curran. He may add to the list of the 81 English T20I players.

11 pairs of brothers have played T20Is. If Sam Curran plays he and his brother Tom will form the 12th, as will Krunal and Hardik Pandya if Krunal plays. Tom and Hardik have already played T20Is, and are also in the respective current squads.

0 pair of brothers has played T20Is for England. However, Boyd Rankin has played for both England and Ireland, while his brother David has played only for Ireland.

0 pair of brothers has played T20Is for England. However, half-brothers Yusuf and Irfan have played for them.