As ever, we have compiled some facts and stats to assist you in a quest to beat the bookies. Below are some series facts for the second Investec Test at Lord’s starting on Thursday 17th July.
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Cook needs 102 runs and 52 runs respectively to pass David Gower (third) and Kevin Pietersen (fourth) on the list of leading English Test run-scorers.
Stuart Broad needs one wicket to become the eighth player to take 250 Test wickets for England.
If he does take a wicket Broad will become the 13th player and second for England after Ian Botham to score 2,000 runs and take 250 wickets in Tests.
Bell has more Test scores of 50+ at Lord’s than any other player (12 in 26 innings).
James Anderson (68) needs two wickets to pass Botham (69) as the leading Test wicket-taker at Lord’s.
Anderson (61) also needs two wickets to pass Bob Willis and Derek Underwood (62 apiece) as England’s leading Test wicket-taker against India.
Matt Prior needs three dismissals to become the first wicket-keeper to take 50 Test dismissals at Lord’s.
MS Dhoni (53) needs two dismissals to pass Alan Knott (54) as the wicket-keeper with most dismissals in Tests between England and India.
India have lost 11, drawn four and won one of their 16 Tests at Lord’s. Of the six English venues they have played at, only at Edgbaston do they have a higher loss percentage (lost five, drawn one and won none).
Stats provided by Opta and Investec
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