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

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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