Beat The Bookies - Lord's England v India Test Preview

Alastair Cook at an England training session
Alastair Cook (left) is closing in on a couple of major milestones for England
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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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Alastair Cook needs 15 runs to become the eighth player to score 4,000 Test runs in England. Ian Bell is 80 runs short of the 4,000 Test runs in England landmark.

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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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs