England will take on Pakistan in the first Test, of a three-match sequence, in Manchester from Wednesday. This can be the second Test sequence performed in England in a bio-secure surroundings after the profitable completion of the sequence in opposition to West Indies.
The hosts additionally accomplished a three-match ODI sequence in opposition to Ireland and have been victorious in opposition to each opponents. As they prepare to face a sterner Test in opposition to the enigmatic Pakistan aspect, it will likely be fascinating to have a look again at the information of each groups in Test cricket in opposition to one another.
This has been an intense rivalry which has been keenly contested, with each groups having fun with a sustained interval of success in opposition to the different. England have a slender lead in sequence wins, having gained 9 . Pakistan have been victorious in Eight whereas 9 different have been drawn together with the first ever sequence in England in 1954, when the Pakistanis managed a commendable 1-1 draw.
Head to Head (Series) – ENG 9, PAK 8, DRAWN 8
England gained 4 out of the subsequent 5 sequence until 1971, adopted by three consecutive drawn sequence. England gained the subsequent two however their fortunes slid after 1982 as Pakistan had been unstoppable below the inspirational management of Imran Khan.
Pakistanis dominated England for decade and a half as they gained 5 again to again sequence. Since the flip of the century the honours have been even with each groups bagging three sequence every whereas 4 others have been drawn together with the final three.
Here is a have a look at the highest wicket takers and run getters on this rivalry
Alastair Cook:1719 runs in 20 Tests @ 49.11
Inzamam-Ul-Haq: 1584 runs in 19 Tests @ 54.62
Mushtaq Mohammad: 1554 runs in 23 Tests @ 42
Abdul Qadir: 82 wickets in 16 Tests @ 24.98
James Anderson:63 wickets in 15 Tests @ 18.58
Alastair Cook:57 wickets in 18 Tests @ 30.66