After a gap of 9 days, India will face England in the 3rd Test at Headingley. India will be playing a Test at Leeds, Headingley after a very long time. Last time they played a Test at this venue was 19 years back when they created a lot of records in that game by winning the match by big margin. Also, their star players like Dravid, Sachin and Ganguly ended up scoring a century.
Last time when England played a Test match at Leeds Ground they also ended up creating history by winning the match against Australia by just 1 wicket with the help of Stokes' scintillating 135*. With Mark Wood being out of contention, it will be interesting to see whether Saqib Mahmood makes his debut for England in this format. Team England, trailing the series by 0-1 are under tremendous pressure as pride is at stake for them.
Numbers and stats before Eng vs Ind 3rd Test match:
100 - Jasprit Bumrah needs 5 more wickets to complete 100 wickets in Test Cricket. If he manages to pick 5 wickets in the upcoming Test then he will become the fastest to pick 100 wickets among Indian pace bowlers.
Fastest to 100 Test Wickets among Indian bowlers :
Ravi Ashwin - 18 matches
EAS Prasanna - 20 matches
Anil Kumble - 21 matches
Subhash Gupte - 22 matches
BS Chandrasekhar - 22 matches
Pragyan Ojha - 22 matches
Vinoo Mankad - 23 matches
Ravindra Jadeja - 24 matches
Note:- Bumrah has played 22 Test matches so far.
23000 - Virat Kohli needs 63 runs to complete 23,000 runs in international cricket.
15000 - Rohit Sharma needs 100 runs complete 15,000 runs in international cricket.
200 - Mohammed Shami needs 9 more wickets to pick 200 Test Wickets .
9000 - Jonny Bairstow needs 44 more runs to complete 9000 runs in international cricket.
2 - India has won the last two Test matches they played at Leeds, Headingley Ground.
India's Test results at Leeds, Headingley Ground :
2002 - Ind won by innings and 46 runs (Biggest margin of win for India in SENA country)
1986 - Ind won by 279 runs (Biggest margin of win for India in SENA country by runs margin)
1979 - Draw
1967 - Eng won by 6 wickets
1959 - Eng won by innings and 173 runs
1952 - Eng won by 7 wickets
3 - If India wins the 3rd Test match then Virat Kohli will have 3 wins as captain on England Soil.
Indian Captains to win more than 1 Test match on England Soil:
Virat Kohli - 2 (in 2018 & 2021)
Kapil Dev - 2 (in 1986)
If Virat Kohli wins one more Test then he will become the only Indian captain to win 3 Test matches on England Soil.
100 - James Anderson needs 7 more wickets to take 100 wickets against India in Test Cricket on England Soil.
50 - Jasprit Bumrah needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 international wickets on England Soil.
Most international wickets by an Indian bowler at England Soil :
Ishant Sharma - 63
Kapil Dev - 62
Mohammed Shami - 57
Zaheer Khan - 56
Anil Kumble - 54
Ravindra Jadeja - 50
Jasprit Bumrah - 48
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 48
Ravichandran Ashwin - 40
Bishen Singh Bedi - 39
15.62 - Rory Burns averages only 15.62 with the bat against India in Test Cricket in the 8 innings he has batted. His poor form with the bat will be a big concern for England in the top order. Rory Burns has recorded 3 ducks against India in Tests during the year 2021 so far.
55 - Joe Root will be playing his 55th Test as captain.
Most Tests as captain for England:
Alastair Cook - 59
Joe Root - 55 (will be playing his 55th Test as captain in the third test match)
Mike Atherton - 54
Michael Vaughan - 51
Andrew Strauss - 50