England vs India: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head
On Sunday, India will be out to continue their unbeaten run in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. The number one team in the world will face England in a cracking encounter on Sunday. It is almost a do-or-die encounter for The Three Lions, whereas, a win for India will guarantee them a berth in semis. Here's more.
The two teams have met on seven occasions in the World Cup. Both England and India have won three matches each. One encounter ended as a tie, which was their last meeting in the 2011 World Cup. Overall in ODIs, England have sealed 41 wins, whereas, India have pocketed 53 matches. Two games ended in a tie. Three games didn't have any result.
For England, Graham Gooch amassed the most runs in the World Cup (897) between 1979 to 1992 in 21 innings. He smashed one ton and eight half-centuries. For India, former legend Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs (2,278). He is also the tournament's leading scorer. Tendulkar amassed six hundreds and 15 fifties at 56.95.
Ian Botham leads the show in terms of the wickets picked for England in World Cup across editions (30). The legend excelled at an average of 25.40. His best performance was 4/31. For India, Zaheer Khan and Javagal Srinath share the record for the most wickets in the World Cup across editions (44). They had a bowling average of 20.22 and 27.81 respectively.
England (408/9 versus New Zealand in 2015) have recorded the highest team total. Australia (70 versus England in 1977) have the lowest ODI score at this venue. Andrew Strauss (343 runs) has scored the highest runs. Glenn Turner (171* versus East Africa in 1975) has the best score here. Darren Gough (21 wickets) has taken the most scalps.
According to reports, a full game is expected tomorrow at Edgbaston. Temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius. Edgbaston will favor spinners and both sides will be tempted to go for a spin-dominate attack. 270 will be a par total here. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. It is scheduled for a 3:00 PM IST start.