India in England 2014, ODI series August 23, 2014

India look to end 24-year wait

A stats preview of the ODI series between England and India
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India's recent ODI form in England has been good. Also, Virat Kohli's ODI average in the last 12 months is 66 as opposed to his Test average of 36
India's recent ODI form in England has been good. Also, Virat Kohli's ODI average in the last 12 months is 66 as opposed to his Test average of 36 © AFP

3 Number of consecutive bilateral ODI series that England have lost at home. The last time they won a home ODI series was against Australia in June 2012. Since then, they have drawn against South Africa and lost a series each to New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka.

5 Number of consecutive ODIs that India have won in England going into this series. All of these games were during the ICC Champions Trophy in June 2013, against South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England. Overall, India have played 62 ODIs in England and won 29, also losing exactly 29.

India in England - ODIs
Team Matches Won Lost Tied NR
Overall 62 29 29 1 3
Versus England 34 12 18 1 3
Post 2011 WC (all teams) 10 5 3 1 1

24 Number of years since India have won a bilateral ODI series in England. The last time this happened was in 1990 when India won the Texaco Trophy beating England 2-0, successfully chasing in both wins, with exactly 12 balls to spare each time. Since then, India have played three bilateral ODI series in England, not winning a single game in two of those, but fighting before going down 4-3 in 2007. However, they have had more success in triangular and multi-team tournaments in England, winning the Champions Trophy in 2013, and the NatWest Series (triangular tournament featuring England, India and Sri Lanka) in 2002. India also lost, 2-1, to England in 2004 in a tournament called the NatWest Challenge which also featured Wales, but against whom India did not play a game.

6 Number of times in the last six English summers (2008-2013) that the team winning the Test series has been unable to pull off an ODI series victory. The teams against whom England have managed to win Test and ODI series in the last six years are Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and West Indies (twice). During this summer, Sri Lanka beat England in the Tests as well as the ODIs. The last away team before that to win both series during the same English summer was Australia, in 1993.

Difficulty winning Test and ODI series in the same English summer
Year Touring Team Test series winner ODI series winner
2008 South Africa South Africa (2-1) England (4-0)
2008 New Zealand England (2-0) New Zealand (3-1)
2009 Australia England (2-1) Australia (6-1)
2012 South Africa South Africa (2-0) drawn (2-2)
2013 New Zealand England (2-0) New Zealand (2-1)
2013 Australia England (3-0) Australia (2-1)

54 India's win percentage against England in ODIs. The only other top-eight team against whom India have won more that 50 percent of their ODIs is Sri Lanka, against whom they have a win percentage of 54.2. England's win percentage against India is 40.2. They only top-eight team against whom they have a worse win percentage is Australia, 38.6.

11 Number of fifties that Suresh Raina has scored against England. This is the joint-highest number of fifties, with Rahul Dravid, against England by any batsman who has not scored an ODI century against them. The corresponding Test record is held by MS Dhoni, with 12 fifties. With nine ODI fifties against England without a hundred, Dhoni could be on top of both lists by the end of the series.

1 Number of English batsmen who have made 500-plus ODI runs against India over the last five years - Alastair Cook with 511 runs. During the same period, three Indian batsmen scored more than 600 runs each against England - Dhoni (627), Raina (655) and Virat Kohli (670). Ian Bell's 113* at Dharamsala in Jan 2013 is the only hundred by a current English player in these five years. For India, Kohli has two hundreds against England in this period.

20 Number of ODIs that England have lost over the last two years - no other team has lost more. England have played 40 games during this period, while India have played 47 and lost 17. Among the top-eight teams, only West Indies have a worse win-loss ratio than England's 0.90 during this period.

76 India's average opening partnership during their last five ODIs in England, all during the 2013 Champions Trophy. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma posted four 50-plus stands in those five ODIs, including two century partnerships. In sharp contrast, India's average opening partnership during these last five Tests was a dismal 22, without a single fifty partnership.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo. @bishen_jeswant

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  • on August 26, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    @ BellCurve Dhoni comes down at number 6 to bat where as De Kock opens the innings so he has more time to bat..Dhoni has one of the highest number of innings in which he was not out which shows he can bat for long if given the opportunity and I remember when he used to come at number 3 or 4 at the starting of his career he did score..not that I am taking anything away from De Kock but its unfair to compare both of them on basis of long innings and scoring centuries to be honest. Getting back to the stats I think they hardly matter..India has done well in ODIs but most of their win has been playing in India and apart from their champions league win last year but that is past and they would have to start afresh. If they play with confidence and do not let the loss of the test series bother them mentally I believe we Indians have enough to win =) cheers!

  • BellCurve on August 26, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Dhoni clearly cannot convert good starts into centuries. He should study De Kock, who at the tender age of 21 is already way ahead of him, both with bat and gloves.

  • iyngararaj on August 26, 2014, 4:04 GMT

    pleay with below team for the next series and world cup shewag, gambhir, rohit, yuvaraj,Raina , dhoni, Jadeja,Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Zaheer Khan.

    dont bring politics to cricket>>>>>>

    12-Binny 13 -Harbhajan 14-Aaron 15- Dhawan 16 -dinesh karthik

  • sexydream on August 25, 2014, 5:21 GMT

    My Sugession for Playing Rahane is open with Aswin 1. Rahane 2. Aswin 3. Kholi 4. Rayudu 5. MS Dhoni 6. Raina 7. Samson 8. Karn Sharma 9. Bhuvi 10 Shami 11 Umesh Yadav.

  • y4yoga on August 25, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    some one said India's batting is based on single Man(VIrat)... not at all especially in ODI's he may have got runs , centuries but There are other two who the Team mainly rely on in Batting.. MSD and Suresh Raina...

  • IAS2009 on August 24, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    India could win ODI series, the test matches are history and India batting could click on batting friendly surfaces. there is too much gloom written based on test performances, it happened many times that ODI series is won by team loosing test series.

  • SLSup on August 24, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    @FiGhtCluB_99. Saying IND has not won a bilateral ODI series in ENG since 1990 is not a misleading statement just because there have not been 24 bilateral ODI series during that time! : ) It means IND has not won a bilateral ODI series in ENG in 24 years!

    I wonder what happens if IND loses this bilateral ODI series though. Fletcher may well be out (regardless of what Dhoni says). Or maybe not? After all, didn't Shastri said HE is control of EVERYTHING!

  • on August 24, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    I have lost count on the number of times, I had posted: "DON"T COMPARE CHAMPIONS TROPHY", with bilateral series.

    Not only in Champions trophy, in fact in all ICC sponsored tournaments, the pitch preparation is controlled by ICC, which make it sure that no particular team have an unfair advantage. But, in bilateral series, it is the host country which controls the pitch preparation, which ensures the home advantage. India do that. Every other country do that too. It is par for the course.

    So, for heaven's sake, please don't harp on the four '50 plus' opening partnership put up by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the Champions trophy. Pleeeaaase!

  • FiGhtCluB_99 on August 24, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    "24 years since India have won a bilateral ODI series in England" is a misleading statement, considering India have played only three bilateral ODI series in England during that period.

  • on August 24, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    Recent India form is not that bad. But India is very Dependent on single batting star. India must learn to play as team unit. Today virat fails the whole batting unit fail. Sometimes rohit and shikhar win matches for India. India must learn to play as team. Every time team wins they give credit to single person that is dhoni. This is serious problem. Team India must learn to identify whole team credit in their win. Stop giving all credit to single person and try to build a team , small or big contribution recognize each individual contribution. Learn to play as a team. For that team needs a good captain but Mr dhoni always comes at last and hit few sixes and win match for India and he takes all credit by himself. That is not how build teams. You cannot build a strong team if you always have a habit of giving credit to single person.

  • on August 26, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    @ BellCurve Dhoni comes down at number 6 to bat where as De Kock opens the innings so he has more time to bat..Dhoni has one of the highest number of innings in which he was not out which shows he can bat for long if given the opportunity and I remember when he used to come at number 3 or 4 at the starting of his career he did score..not that I am taking anything away from De Kock but its unfair to compare both of them on basis of long innings and scoring centuries to be honest. Getting back to the stats I think they hardly matter..India has done well in ODIs but most of their win has been playing in India and apart from their champions league win last year but that is past and they would have to start afresh. If they play with confidence and do not let the loss of the test series bother them mentally I believe we Indians have enough to win =) cheers!

  • BellCurve on August 26, 2014, 12:09 GMT

    Dhoni clearly cannot convert good starts into centuries. He should study De Kock, who at the tender age of 21 is already way ahead of him, both with bat and gloves.

  • iyngararaj on August 26, 2014, 4:04 GMT

    pleay with below team for the next series and world cup shewag, gambhir, rohit, yuvaraj,Raina , dhoni, Jadeja,Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Zaheer Khan.

    dont bring politics to cricket>>>>>>

    12-Binny 13 -Harbhajan 14-Aaron 15- Dhawan 16 -dinesh karthik

  • sexydream on August 25, 2014, 5:21 GMT

    My Sugession for Playing Rahane is open with Aswin 1. Rahane 2. Aswin 3. Kholi 4. Rayudu 5. MS Dhoni 6. Raina 7. Samson 8. Karn Sharma 9. Bhuvi 10 Shami 11 Umesh Yadav.

  • y4yoga on August 25, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    some one said India's batting is based on single Man(VIrat)... not at all especially in ODI's he may have got runs , centuries but There are other two who the Team mainly rely on in Batting.. MSD and Suresh Raina...

  • IAS2009 on August 24, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    India could win ODI series, the test matches are history and India batting could click on batting friendly surfaces. there is too much gloom written based on test performances, it happened many times that ODI series is won by team loosing test series.

  • SLSup on August 24, 2014, 16:16 GMT

    @FiGhtCluB_99. Saying IND has not won a bilateral ODI series in ENG since 1990 is not a misleading statement just because there have not been 24 bilateral ODI series during that time! : ) It means IND has not won a bilateral ODI series in ENG in 24 years!

    I wonder what happens if IND loses this bilateral ODI series though. Fletcher may well be out (regardless of what Dhoni says). Or maybe not? After all, didn't Shastri said HE is control of EVERYTHING!

  • on August 24, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    I have lost count on the number of times, I had posted: "DON"T COMPARE CHAMPIONS TROPHY", with bilateral series.

    Not only in Champions trophy, in fact in all ICC sponsored tournaments, the pitch preparation is controlled by ICC, which make it sure that no particular team have an unfair advantage. But, in bilateral series, it is the host country which controls the pitch preparation, which ensures the home advantage. India do that. Every other country do that too. It is par for the course.

    So, for heaven's sake, please don't harp on the four '50 plus' opening partnership put up by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the Champions trophy. Pleeeaaase!

  • FiGhtCluB_99 on August 24, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    "24 years since India have won a bilateral ODI series in England" is a misleading statement, considering India have played only three bilateral ODI series in England during that period.

  • on August 24, 2014, 9:56 GMT

    Recent India form is not that bad. But India is very Dependent on single batting star. India must learn to play as team unit. Today virat fails the whole batting unit fail. Sometimes rohit and shikhar win matches for India. India must learn to play as team. Every time team wins they give credit to single person that is dhoni. This is serious problem. Team India must learn to identify whole team credit in their win. Stop giving all credit to single person and try to build a team , small or big contribution recognize each individual contribution. Learn to play as a team. For that team needs a good captain but Mr dhoni always comes at last and hit few sixes and win match for India and he takes all credit by himself. That is not how build teams. You cannot build a strong team if you always have a habit of giving credit to single person.

  • on August 24, 2014, 8:05 GMT

    India's overall ODI record has been good. Let's hope they play this series against England with self discipline, sincerity & a passion to perform. Win or loss can happen due to who is better on a particular day. It is the competitive fight that that the team should put up. This may be a turn around time for the team - 50 overs are not much of a time to make too many mistakes !!

  • AricentHarish on August 24, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    @ cricinfo, "The only other top-eight team against whom India have won more ODIs than they have lost is Sri Lanka" India have also won more ODIs against New Zealand. Check

  • on August 24, 2014, 5:59 GMT

    To do well in England, as I have said many times, players need to be groomed on hard and green tops and not always play on dirt tracks. With technology at hand, India should produce such surfaces at home, in high altitude places, to cater to the rising ball so that both batsmen and fast bowlers can benefit. Unless this is done, we will see history repeating itself many times. BCCI have something to think about. It's not rocket science, but a simple rational. Otherwise stop competing abroad and keep playing the IPL.

  • on August 24, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    What players learned from this test series loss is zero, again they are going to face strong opponents in ODI and let the fans down in ODI series also which is what going to happen nothing else. BCCI should identify the strong 11 which is suited to play WC also. Pakistan has built such a team why cannt we. Our board itself has needed some changes not our team alone. Now a days it has become more money minded and they have lost the spirit of representing country India. We should get the spirit back and change the mindset of the players.

  • on August 24, 2014, 4:11 GMT

    Indian team is not as same as what it was while playing the Champions Trophy. Both the team confidence and Virat Kohli's form are at their low, which is not so healthy for the visiting side. But Indian team has been to such situations in the past and they are renowned for efficiently pulling out of such unpleasant and turbulent times. Champions will stand by their name.

  • Old_Legend on August 24, 2014, 3:27 GMT

    "India will win the ODIs, and those three-day defeats will be forgotten." It is happening all the all the time. isn't it? I think some of the player in this India side want to play only limited over cricket match. its including Mr. So called cool captain DHONI. So it is obvious that they will play good in ODI's and T20's. They want to make more money and do less work. They are not after Pride nor after immorality. They don't realise tag, no matter how good they are in T20's, no body will remember then after their retiring. A Very Poor Thinking Cricketing Nation. NO HOPE until they Change their Attitude towards the cricket.

  • on August 24, 2014, 3:16 GMT

    The recent run of form for India outside subcontinent has not been great, since the ICC Champions trophy 2013, they have not been able to win a single ODI game against SA and NZ, for their success in Eng now, their top 4 batsmen hold the key because once a team is strangled 50/3 or 65/4, rest of the batting order takes more balls for scoring thus resulting in below par team totals, moreover, bowling has been the real concern, spinners and quick bowlers need to get wickets, unless all these compendiums don't function together, India's struggle will continue even in this ODI series against England.

  • on August 24, 2014, 2:24 GMT

    @Abd Male Last time India lost a bilateral series against England without winning a game was in 2011 when Dhoni captained the side and they recalled Dravid in to the team. Dravid's team in 2007 gave a good fight but still lost 4-3. I guess during Ganguly's captain-ship we played the tri series which we won. I guess you remember the famous natwest series :)

  • PrasPunter on August 23, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    ODIs have lost their charm long back. What with the field restrictions, flat wickets, short boundaries and what not, even average Joes look like super-humans nowadays.

  • on August 23, 2014, 19:23 GMT

    oops we are good odi side over years..aren't we...then again I see 24 year gap...so even god and other greats also failed to do it....

  • on August 23, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    sorry texaco trophy was in 1990 too but in 1986 india was awarded the trophy on superior run rate after the series was 1-1

  • SpaMaster on August 23, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    24 year wait? I am pretty sure India has lost too much sleep over this. ODI series are anyway useless these days and the only purpose this serves now is as a preparation for World Cup. A wait of 24 years is done only for World Cups and Test series wins. In fact I have never heard of wait for bilateral ODI series wins in this day and age.

  • PrasPunter on August 23, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    Just a few trophies and these guys behave like world-beaters !!

  • on August 23, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    I think Sehwag is better than dhawan or gambhir. But what about the future?

  • on August 23, 2014, 16:26 GMT

    this is definitely the last warning for team India if they ever lose this odi series. A complete revamp is the utmost criteria for the players and selectors as well before the all impt wc. IPL related matters including payment of auctions should be reconsidered if ever India could compete internationally. IPL fans must stop boasting this league once for all. Sehwag is a must top the order at least till the wc. BCCI should not take it's fans for granted.

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  • on August 23, 2014, 16:26 GMT

    this is definitely the last warning for team India if they ever lose this odi series. A complete revamp is the utmost criteria for the players and selectors as well before the all impt wc. IPL related matters including payment of auctions should be reconsidered if ever India could compete internationally. IPL fans must stop boasting this league once for all. Sehwag is a must top the order at least till the wc. BCCI should not take it's fans for granted.

  • on August 23, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    I think Sehwag is better than dhawan or gambhir. But what about the future?

  • PrasPunter on August 23, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    Just a few trophies and these guys behave like world-beaters !!

  • SpaMaster on August 23, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    24 year wait? I am pretty sure India has lost too much sleep over this. ODI series are anyway useless these days and the only purpose this serves now is as a preparation for World Cup. A wait of 24 years is done only for World Cups and Test series wins. In fact I have never heard of wait for bilateral ODI series wins in this day and age.

  • on August 23, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    sorry texaco trophy was in 1990 too but in 1986 india was awarded the trophy on superior run rate after the series was 1-1

  • on August 23, 2014, 19:23 GMT

    oops we are good odi side over years..aren't we...then again I see 24 year gap...so even god and other greats also failed to do it....

  • PrasPunter on August 23, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    ODIs have lost their charm long back. What with the field restrictions, flat wickets, short boundaries and what not, even average Joes look like super-humans nowadays.

  • on August 24, 2014, 2:24 GMT

    @Abd Male Last time India lost a bilateral series against England without winning a game was in 2011 when Dhoni captained the side and they recalled Dravid in to the team. Dravid's team in 2007 gave a good fight but still lost 4-3. I guess during Ganguly's captain-ship we played the tri series which we won. I guess you remember the famous natwest series :)

  • on August 24, 2014, 3:16 GMT

    The recent run of form for India outside subcontinent has not been great, since the ICC Champions trophy 2013, they have not been able to win a single ODI game against SA and NZ, for their success in Eng now, their top 4 batsmen hold the key because once a team is strangled 50/3 or 65/4, rest of the batting order takes more balls for scoring thus resulting in below par team totals, moreover, bowling has been the real concern, spinners and quick bowlers need to get wickets, unless all these compendiums don't function together, India's struggle will continue even in this ODI series against England.

  • Old_Legend on August 24, 2014, 3:27 GMT

    "India will win the ODIs, and those three-day defeats will be forgotten." It is happening all the all the time. isn't it? I think some of the player in this India side want to play only limited over cricket match. its including Mr. So called cool captain DHONI. So it is obvious that they will play good in ODI's and T20's. They want to make more money and do less work. They are not after Pride nor after immorality. They don't realise tag, no matter how good they are in T20's, no body will remember then after their retiring. A Very Poor Thinking Cricketing Nation. NO HOPE until they Change their Attitude towards the cricket.