The first Test of the five-match series will be played between England and India on 4 August at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. With this match, the second round of the ICC World Test Championship will begin.
Especially for India, this ground has proved to be good. In such a situation, the visiting team would like to start well in the first Test.
Let’s take a look at the performance of the Indian team on this ground and other important stats.
Field history and pitch report
Trent Bridge is one of the oldest grounds in England. The first international match was played at this ground in a Test between England and Australia in 1899.
So far, many memorable matches have been played on this ground. The pitch here is good for both batsmen and bowlers.
According to reports, the wicket is expected to be green-topped in the first match of the series.
Such has been India’s performance at Trent Bridge
Trent Bridge has been good for India. India has won two matches on this ground and lost only two. Apart from this, three matches have been drawn. India also won their last Test in England in 2018 (beating England by 203 runs) at Trent Bridge. Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs for India here (541). Meanwhile, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma have jointly taken the most wickets (12).
Trent Bridge: A Look at the Figures
Trent Bridge has hosted a total of 63 Tests so far. Teams batting first have won 23 Tests, while teams that bowled first have won 17. The average score here is- 1st innings: 321, 2nd innings: 306, 3rd innings: 263, 4th innings: 160England holds the highest score (658/8) at this location.
England bowlers will present a tough challenge.
Considering the recent condition of the Trent Bridge track, it looks to be helpful for the fast bowlers. It will be interesting to see how the Indian top-order performs against James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Anderson is the highest wicket-taker on this ground (64). An interesting match will also be seen between the veteran Anderson and Indian captain Virat Kohli.