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What To Expect At Trent Bridge - The Venue For 1st Test Between India-England

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
August 04, 2021 • 11:01 AM View: 1569

ENG v IND: The first test of the five-match series between India and England will begin from 4th August at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. 

Among the five venues in this series, Trent Bridge and Kennington Oval have the best runs per wicket - 32.15. Nottingham is at the number three spot among the five in average first-inning runs - 321, after Kennington Oval and Old Trafford. 

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Venue Average
Trent Bridge 32.15
Kennington Oval 32.15
Lord's 31.26
Old Trafford 31
Headingley 29.61

In 63 test matches played here, the team batting first has won 23 times and lost 17 times. 

Like any other England venue, pace bowlers rule the Trent Bridge. Overall, the seamers have taken 1376 wickets at this venue at an average of 29.36. In the last decade, 169 wickets have fallen to pace at an average of 28.17. The fast bowlers have struck at a rate of 54.4 in the last six matches played here. 

However, the spinners haven't been as successful. Only 516 wickets have fallen in 63 matches to spinners at a cost of more than 36 runs. The strike rate, too, is more than 90. In the last decade, spinners have taken 35 wickets at a strike rate of 72.7 and an average of 39.68. 

There is a case of Ravindra Jadeja being preferred over R Ashwin in India's playing since left-arm orthodox averages less than 40 at this venue and bowls at an economy of under three, while off-break bowlers average more than 50 and concede more than 3.6 runs per six balls. 

India has played seven matches at Trent Bridge in which it has won 2, lost 2, and drawn three. The last time India played here was in 2018 when it defeated England by 203 runs in the 3rd test of the series. 
 


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