India vs England 2018: Five Facts You Need to Know Ahead of the IND vs ENG T20I Series
Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli hold the series trophy ahead of the first T20I between England and India. (Photo: Getty Images)

India begin their long tour of England with a three-match T20 International series against the home side. The first T20I takes place at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday, July 03. The second and third T20Is are scheduled on July 06 and 08 respectively. Following the three-match T20I series, the two teams will face-off in the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and five-match Test series. Meanwhile, the team will be looking to start the challenging England tour on a positive note.

The visitors come into series as a better-ranked side. The Virat Kohli-led side following the 2-0 win over Ireland last week overtook Australia as number two side on the ICC Rankings for T20Is. England, on the other hand, are fourth on the list. However, given England’s recent dominance over Australia in the five-match ODI series and one-off T20I, the hosts start as favourites. As the two sides get ready to lock horns, we bring to you some facts: Ireland vs India: MS Dhoni Serves Drinks During the Match, Netizens Praise His Gesture.

Ind vs Eng head-to-head in T20Is: India and England have previously faced each other 11 times in the game’s shortest format. And there is not much to separate the two. England have won six while India have won five T20Is. Interestingly, India has never defeated England in England in T20Is. In three T20Is between these two teams in England, the home side has a hundred percent record. India have managed to win just two out of seven T20I matches played in England.

Highest/lowest total in T20Is in England: In 2013, Australia scored 248 fir six against the home side, it remains the highest team total in T20Is in England. In 2005, Australia were bundled out for just 79 runs while chasing 180. It remains the lowest team total in T20Is in England. Interestingly, it was the second T20I match.

England’s record at home in T20Is: At home England have won 55.88% of their T20I matches. Out of 37 matches, England have won 19, lost 15 and three ended with no result possible.

Highest individual score in T20Is in England: In 2013 contest between England and Australia, Aaron Finch smashed 156 off just 63 balls to notch the highest individual score in T20Is in England.

Best bowling figures in T20Is in England: During the ICC World T20 2009, Pakistan’s fast-bowler Umar Gul picked five wickets and gave away just six runs in his three overs. It remains the best bowling performance in England till date.