Australia after an emphatic 9-wicket win against England in the 1st Test match at Brisbane, will be pumped up to play with positive energy under Pat Cummins captaincy in the upcoming Test match in Adelaide. England need to find ways to win Test matches as they are going through a very poor phase in 2021 on top of it, losing 5 penalty points in World Test Championship didn’t help their cause as well.
England in this year have lost the Test series to India by 1-3 during Feb/Mar month then lost the Test series by 0-1 to New Zealand and trailed by 1-2 against India on their own home soil later. James Anderson and Stuart Broad are expected to be among the wickets for England to help their team’s cause, while Joe Root’s form with the bat will be crucial for them.
Numbers and Stats ahead of Aus vs Eng 2nd Test match:
0 – Australia have never lost a D/N Test match. They have played 8 pink-ball Test matches and are carrying 100% win record.
9 – Pat Cummins needs 9 wickets to surpass Ravichandran Ashwin and become the leading wicket-taker in the World Test Championship cycle.
10 – Stuart Broad will be playing his 150th Test match. He will be the 10th player to play 150 (or) more Test matches.
11 – Mitchell Starc needs 3 more wickets to become the 11th player to pick 50 wickets in the World Test Championship.
37 – Ben Stokes needs 37 more runs to complete 8000 runs in international cricket.
41 – Marnus Labuschagne needs 41 more runs to complete 2000 runs in Test Cricket.
113 – Joe Root needs 113 more runs to score most Test runs as captain in a calendar year.
Most runs as Captain in Test Cricket in a calendar year:
Graeme Smith – 1656
Michael Clarke – 1595
Ricky Ponting / Joe Root – 1544
2011 – Last time England defeated Australia on Australian soil was in 2011. Post that, England played 11 Test matches against Australia on Australian soil and lost 10 games while 1 game ended in a draw.