FACTBOX-Cricket-India v England test series

Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:31pm IST

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Factbox on the four-test series between
India and England, which starts in Ahmedabad on Thursday:
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    Schedule (times GMT):
 First test          Nov. 15-19 (0400)       Ahmedabad
 Second test         Nov. 23-27 (0400)       Mumbai
 Third test          Dec. 5-9   (0330)       Kolkata
 Fourth test         Dec. 13-17 (0400)       Nagpur
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    INDIA
 Test world ranking: Fifth
 Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
 Coach: Duncan Fletcher
 Top ranked test batsman: Sachin Tendulkar (16)
 Top ranked test bowler: Pragyan Ojha (14)
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    Recent form (opponent/venue/result): 
 August-September
 New Zealand         Bangalore       Won by five wickets
 New Zealand         Hyderabad       Won by innings and 115 runs
 December 2011-January 2012
 Australia           Adelaide        Lost by 298 runs
 Australia           Perth           Lost by innings and 37 runs
 Australia           Sydney          Lost by innings and 68 runs
 Australia           Melbourne       Lost by 122 runs
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    Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Gautam
Gambhir, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar,
Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin,
Pragyan Ojha, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ishant
Sharma.
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    ENGLAND
 Test world ranking: Second
 Captain: Alastair Cook
 Coach: Andy Flower
 Top ranked test batsman: Kevin Pietersen (10)
 Top ranked test bowler: James Anderson (5)
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    Recent form (opponent/venue/result):
 July-August
 South Africa        Lord's          Lost by 51 runs   
 South Africa        Leeds           Draw
 South Africa        The Oval        Lost by innings and 12 runs
 May-June
 West Indies         Birmingham      Draw
 West Indies         Nottingham      Won by nine wickets
 West Indies         Lord's          Won by five wickets 
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    Squad: Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian
Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Nick Compton, Steven Finn,
Graham Onions, Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen, Monty Panesar,
Samit Patel, Matt Prior, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott
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    India v England tests
 Matches       103
 India wins     19
 England wins   38
 Draws          46
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    Previous England tours of India (Year/tests/winner/result):
 1933-1934   Three    England   2-0
 1951-1952    Five    Drawn     1-1
 1961-1962    Five    India     2-0
 1963-1964    Five    Drawn     0-0
 1972-1973    Five    India     2-1
 1976-1977    Five    England   3-1
 1979-1980     One    England   1-0
 1981-1982     Six    India     1-0
 1984-1985    Five    England   2-1
 1992-1993   Three    India     3-0
 2001-2002   Three    India     1-0
 2005-2006   Three    Drawn     1-1
 2008-2009     Two    India     1-0
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 (Compiled by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by John O'Brien)

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