India’s Record at Old Trafford: After Oval, will Virat Kohli’s Indian team breach England’s fortress at Manchester, ground where they have never beaten the hosts

India's Record at Old Trafford - IND vs ENG 5th Test: Kohli & Co aim to conquer England's fortress at Manchester after thumping win at Oval
India's Record at Old Trafford - IND vs ENG 5th Test: Kohli & Co aim to conquer England's fortress at Manchester after thumping win at Oval

India’s Record at Old Trafford – IND vs ENG 5th TEST: Virat Kohli’s Team India is riding high on confidence after claiming two historic Test wins at Lord’s in the second Test against England and at Oval in the fourth Test of the five-match Test series. Team India is leading the series 2-1 at the moment with one Test match to go. England will aim to level the series with a win at Old Trafford while Virat Kohli’s side has a bigger task in hand of defeating England at their fortress. India and England have faced each other nine times at The Old Trafford, Manchester, India have not managed to win a single Test in it. 

India’s Record at Old Trafford – IND vs ENG 5th Test: Kohli & Co aim to conquer England’s fortress at The Old Trafford, Manchester after thumping win at Oval

 

Also Read: IND vs ENG 5th Test IND beat ENG at Oval: Cricket fraternity lauds Virat Kohli & Co’s historic victory at Oval after 50 years 

England’s fortress – The Old Trafford, Manchester

India’s Record at Old Trafford – IND vs ENG 5th Test: India played nine games against England at The Old Trafford, Manchester out of which four went in favour of England while the rest of five ended in a draw. 

India vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester

1936 – Draw

1946 – Draw

1952 – England win 

1959 – England win 

1971 – Draw

1974 – England win 

1982 – Draw

1990 – Draw

2014 – England win 

Also Read: IND vs ENG 4th Test: Virat Kohli & Co script history, win at Oval after 50 long years

Team India – The giant killer

India’s Record at Old Trafford – IND vs ENG 5th Test: Virat Kohli became the only third Indian captain after Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni to win a Test match at Lord’s while under his leadership Indian cricket team broke another jinx of not winning a Test match at Oval in the last 50 years. With a thumping win in the fourth Test, Virat Kohli became the only 2nd Indian captain to win a Test match at Oval. 

Earlier, Team India also broke the Gabaa jinx where Australia faced defeat at the Brisbane after 32 years. Rishabh Pant was the star performer for India in that game where he scored match-defining 89 runs 132 balls. 

Overall, India has made it a habit of breaking big records and surprising oppositions with their incredible performance. 

Also Read: IND vs ENG preview: इंग्लैंड में 13 साल बाद सीरीज जीतने उतरेगी टीम इंडिया, क्या Ajinkya Rahane को मिलेगा आखिरी मौका?

IND vs ENG – Players to watch out for 

The last time India and England player on this ground, Team India faced an embarrassing defeat by an innings and 54 runs in 2014. R Ashwin scored 40+ runs in both innings while for England Joe Root and Jos Buttler scored the fifties. Moeen Ali was also effective on this pitch as he had picked three wickets to contribute to England’s win. 

Also Read: WTC Points Table: Virat Kohli and Co. push Pakistan down, climb to the top of World Test Championship standings after Oval heroics

R Ashwin 

Ravindra Jadeja

Joe Root 

Moeen Ali

Advertisement