Team India are ready to play against England in a full-fledged series that will begin with a one-off England vs India Test at the County Ground in Bristol. There is a lot of excitement going around about the Test as the Indian players will try to prove their potential in this format as well. Meanwhile, the England team will also try to use the home advantage in the match.
Let’s have a look at the important stats ahead of England vs India Test:
1- Mithali Raj will be 38 years and 195 days old when she takes the field against England on June 16. This will make her the oldest Indian Test captain as well as the second-oldest overall in the 21st century.
1- England needs one Test win to become the Team with Highest Win in the longer format. Both Australia and England have 20 wins in their name as of now.
1- If India Wins The Test Match they will have the highest winning streak in the Test History (4), surpassing England and Australia. They last lost a Test match in 2006 against Australia.
2- Mithali Raj needs 2 half-centuries to reach the number two position in terms of most 50+ scores in Test Matches by an Indian. Currently, she has 5 fifties in her name, behind Sandhya Agarwal (8) and Santha Rangaswami, Hemalata Kala (7).
2- Jhulan Goswami needs 2 wickets more to become the 3rd highest wicket-taker for India in Tests. She has 40 wickets in her kitty, after Daina Edulji (63), Subhangi Kulkarni (60) and Neetu David (41).
3- Jhulan Goswami (29) needs 3 more wickets to become the second-highest wicket-taker against England as a pacer after Cathryn Fitzpatrick (52).
3- With their appearance against England on June 16, Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami will become the players having third-longest Test careers. Their Test career will be of 19 years 153 days long on 16th June 2021. Only Vera Burt (20 Y 335 d) and Molly Hide (19 Y 211 d) are ahead of them. Both of them had made their Test debut against England way back in 2002.
3- If Shafali Verma gets the chance to play in this Test, she will become the third-youngest Indian player to play in a Test match. Only Rajani Venugopal and Shubhangi Kulkarni made their debuts at a lower age than Verma.
6- Team India will play a Test match after a long gap of 6 years and 212 days. But, this is not the longest gap between the two Tests for them. Their Test against England in 2014 was taken place after a gap of 7 years and 349 days as well.
8- In their last Test against England in 2014, 8 Indian players made their debut.
9- Katherin Brunt needs 9 wickets to become the First England pacer to take 50 Test wickets and 4th overall as well.
10- Jhulan Goswami needs 10 wickets in this match to complete her 50 test wickets and if she manages to do that, she will become the 3rd Indian to do so.
13- Both teams have taken each other 13 matches in this format. While India won two matches, England registered one win only and the rest 10 games ended up in a draw as well.
36- Team India have so far played 36 matches and have won 5 only. They have lost 6 matches whereas 25 games have ended in a draw.
37- Mithali Raj needs 37 runs to become the 4th Indian player to score 700 Test runs.