Trent Bridge Fourth Ashes Test statistical preview

Trent Bridge Fourth Ashes Test statistical preview
Steve Smith needs 59 runs to reach 3,000 Test runs for Australia.
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As the fourth Ashes Test is about to get underway at Trent Bridge on Thursday, let us look at some of the statistics involving both the teams.

Selected statistics courtesy of Opta

TEAM & VENUE

England have won successive Test matches against Australia at Trent Bridge (2005 and 2013), prior to that they had not won a game against them at the Nottingham based venue since 1977 (L4, D2). 

Australia have mustered only one win on English soil in their last nine Test matches against England (D2 L6).

England beat Australia by just 14 runs the last time these sides faced off at Trent Bridge; the smallest margin recorded in a Test match at this ground (in runs not wickets).

BATTING 

Alastair Cook has the lowest false shot % of any Englishman in this series (18.9%).

Steve Smith needs 59 runs to reach 3,000 Test runs for Australia, if he manages it in this Test it will be his 61st or 62nd innings, only two Australian batsmen have reached the milestone in fewer than 61 innings (Don Bradman & Neil Harvey).

Having only been dismissed once, Mark Wood has a batting average of 45 from four innings so far in this Ashes series; the only Englishman to register a better one is Joe Root (62.6).

Of players to face 50 or more balls in this series Moeen Ali has the highest attacking shot rate of any player from either side (38.8%).

BOWLING 

Stuart Broad needs one more wicket to become the fifth Englishman to reach 300 Test wickets and requires five in this match to become the fourth player to take 30 at Trent Bridge.

Stuart Broad has taken more Test wickets in 2015 than any other player (35).

Mitchell Johnson will become Australia’s joint-fourth highest Test wicket taker for the Australians with nine more scalps (level with Brett Lee).

LEADING RUN SCORERS AT TRENT BRIDGE (Current squad members only)

Ian Bell (England) - 408 runs at 37.09
Stuart Broad (England) - 360 runs at 40.00
Alastair Cook (England) - 263 runs at 20.23

LEADING WICKET TAKERS AT TRENT BRIDGE (Current squad members only) 

James Anderson (England) - 53 wickets at 19.24
Stuart Broad (England) - 25 wickets at 23.24


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