Thursday 10 July 2014 

Video - 'Mega' Series In Store Between Teams In Transition

In their latest video looking ahead to the England-India Test series, Chean Narula and John Pennington look at some of the background to the match-up.

After recalling some recent dramatic series including Sourav Ganguly's shirt-waving at Lord's in 2002, India's Test series win in England in 2007 and England's 4-0 success in 2011, Chetan predicts that this time around, the series will be 'mega'.

He makes the point that both teams are in transitional phases with India coming off the back of tours to New Zealand and South Africa while England hve recently lost series against Australia and Sri Lanka.

Furthermore Alastair Cook is under huge pressure as England captain.

© Cricket World 2014

 
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