England v India Test Match: Predictions, Odds and Stats

It’s battle of the cricketing big guns with the fourth test match of England v India. It’s been a long, tough time for cricketers on both teams as England has taken on India from 3rd July 2018 – in test matches that will run through to 7th September. It got off to a bit of a rough start with England, as the first test saw us lose by 8 wickets. However, it wasn’t too long before we pulled it back and won the next. India then took the lead again. So far India have on four of the test matches, England have won 5… and one has been drawn. So with 2 left to go, there’s still everything for both teams to play for.

Date

Match Details

Venue

Result

Time

3rd JulyEngland v India 1st T20IOld Trafford, ManchesterIndia won by 8 wkts18.30
6th JulyEngland v India 2nd T20ISophia Gardens, CardiffEngland won by 5 wkts18.30
8th JulyEngland v India 3rd T20ICounty Ground, BristolIndia won by 7 wkts15.00
12th JulyEngland v India 1st ODITrent Bridge, NottinghamIndia won by 8 wkts13.30
14th JulyEngland v India 2nd ODILord’s LondonEngland won by 86 runs12.00
17th JulyEngland v India 3rd ODIHeadingley, LeedsEngland won by 8 wkts13.30
25th-27th JulyEssex v India 3 day practice matchCounty Ground, ChelmsfordMatch Drawn12.00
1st – 5th AugEngland v India 1st TestEdgbaston, BirminghamEngland won by 31 runs12.00
9th-13th AugEngland v India 2nd TestLord’s LondonEngland won by 1 innings and 159 runs12.00
18th-22nd AugEngland v India 3rd TestTrent Bridge, NottinghamIndia won by 203 runs12.00
30th Aug – 3rd SeptEngland v India 4th TestThe Rose Bowl, S’tonTBC12.00
7th-11th SeptEngland v India 5th TestKennington Oval, LondonTBC12.00

 

So, with all the scores looking pretty even… anything could happen in the final two tests. India has just won the last test and England really are looking to pull it back. Because of this, the odds on the winner of the next test are very varied. Here are the best odds for the fourth test…

Result

888sport

Bet365

Betsafe

Betsson

Coral

Ladbrokes

MansionBet

Unibet

EnglandEvens11/1023/2023/25/65/611/10Evens
Draw9/25/149/1099/209/29/219/49/2
India8/55/44/327/2011/411/45/48/5

 

Statistics

However, to make accurate predictions on who might win, knowing the most important stats is incredibly important – as the previous test results really don’t give much away. So far it’s India’s Virat Kohli who has stolen the show – having scored a total of 440 runs, with an average of 73.33. He’s way ou in the frony of the night highest – Johnny Bairstow, who has scored 206 runs with an average of 41.20.

However, on the other side, it is the English player, James Anderson, who has the best bowling stats. India’s Hardik Panya comes a close second and  this is followed by his team mate, Ishant Sharma.

Top Tables Batting

Most Runs

PosPlayerTeamInnRunsAvgSR4s6s
1Virat KohliIndia644073.3358.43511
2Jonny BairstowEngland520641.2065.6129
3Jos ButtlerEngland517034.0072.65282
4Hardik PandyaIndia616032.0057.97251
5Ajinka RahaneIndia615826.3344.8920

 

Highest Individual Scores

PosPlayerTeamRunsBalls4s6sSRVs
1Virat KohliIndia14922522166.22England
2Chris WoakesEngland1371772177.40India
3Jos ButtlerEngland1061762160.23India
4Virat KohliIndia1031971052.28England
5Virat KohliIndia971521163.82England

 

Highest Average

PosPlayerTeamMatchesInnRunsAvgNo
1Chris WoakesEngland2314974.501
2Virat KohliIndia3644073.33
3Sam CurranEngland2312742.33
4Jonny BairstowEngland3520641.20
5Jos ButtlerEngland3517034.00

 

Most Hundreds

PosPlayerTeamMatchesInn100sRunsH.S.
1Virat KohliIndia362440149
2Jos ButtlerEngland351170106
3Chris WoakesEngland231149137

 

Most Sixes

PosPlayerTeamMatchesInnRunsAvg
1Sam CurranEngland231273
2Jos ButtlerEngland351702
3Virat KohliIndia364401
4Hardik PandyaIndia361601
5Adil RashidEngland34671

 

Top Tables Bowling

Most Wickets

PosPlayerTeamMatchesBallsRunsWkts4-fers5-fers
1James AndersonEngland36672531711
2Ishant SharmaIndia3486300111
3Stuart BroadEngland3546296101
4Hardik PandyaIndia328316291
5Ravichandran AshwinIndia352723681

 

Best Bowling Figures

PosPlayerTeamOvsWktsRunsMaidensEconVS
1James AndersonEngland13.252051.52India
2Hardik PandyaIndia6.052814.67England
3Ishant SharmaIndia13.05513.92England
4Jasprit BumrahIndia29.058582.93England
5James AndersonEngland12.042351.92India

 

Best Economy

PosPlayerTeamMatchInnsEcoAvgSR
1James AndersonEngland362.2814.8839.24
2Ravichandran AshwinIndia352.6929.5065.88
3Chris WoakesEngland242.8820.8843.50
4Jasprit BumrahIndia122.9517.4335.43
5Umesh YadavIndia123.1725.3348.00

 

Squads

Obviously, it’s very important to know who is part of the squad for the fourth and fifth tests. So, here are the team sheets for both teams:

India

Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari

England

Joe Root(c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Ollie Pope, James Porter, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes.

 

England v India Prediction

Taking all of this into account, it’s clear it will be a tough test match. India have great stats in the lead up and won the previous test; however, England won the first two, so they will be looking to make it a 3-1 lead. We reckon that they will do it again… just. If James Anderson can keep his bowling form and Chris Woakes can keep up his impressive batting average, victory could be ours.

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