India vs England Head to Head Records and Stats in Test Cricket

England has been a major part of India's Test cricket history. India played its maiden Test match against England in 1932 at Lord's cricket ground. While the tourists proved no match for the home team in their first-ever Test appearance, it was the start of an exciting IND vs ENG head to head rivalry in the times to follow. After a span of 20 years since its maiden appearance, India registered their first Test win against England in 1952.

While India didn't win as many games until the 1960s, it was after the first series win in 1971 that saw them win register more victories against England on a consistent basis. In the recent past, both the teams have established their home fortresses. India's last away series win came in 2007 while England breached the Indian spin trap in a historic series win in 2012.

Here's a closer look at the IND vs ENG head to head Test records, Stats, and history:

 

IND vs ENG Head to Head Records
IND vs ENG head to head records in Test Cricket
IND vs ENG head to head records in Test Cricket (Source: Getty Images for ECB)

India and England have met each other in Test cricket on 130 occasions. As per the head-to-head records, England has a far superior win record over India with 49 victories compared to India's 31. England's largely undefeated streak until the 1960s has surely played a huge role in their better record against India. However, in recent times, it has been a rather close competition between these two Test-playing nations.

Matches Played 130
India Won 31
England Won 49
Draw 50
Tie/No Result 0
IND vs ENG Head to Head record – Home/Away
IND vs ENG Test series 2021
India won the Test series vs England 3-1 in 2021

In India

Matches Played India Won ENG Won Drawn Tie/No Result
64 22 14 28 0

In England

Matches Played India Won ENG Won Drawn Tie/No Result
66 9 35 22 0

It is quite evident in the head-to-head Test records between India and England that both teams have been dominant at their home turf. Since the inaugural IND vs ENG Test series, teams have struggled in away conditions as the tale continues to repeat itself even today. In the last two series in India, the visitors have been absolutely pummeled by the home team. Similarly, India has found it tough touring away from home against England. The last two IND vs ENG series results in England have gone in favor of the home team with a margin of 3-1 (2014) and 4-1 (2021).

 

IND vs ENG all-time Stats in Test Cricket

Most Runs

Sachin Tendulkar India
Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs in IND vs ENG Tests

 

Player Matches Runs Scored Term Centuries Highest Score
SR Tendulkar 32 2535 1990-2012 7 193
Sunil Gavaskar 38 2483 1971-1986 4 263
Alastair Cook 30 2431 2006-2018 7 294
Rahul Dravid 21 1950 1996-2011 7 217
GR Vishwanath 30 1880 1971-1982 4 222

 

Most Wickets

James Anderson England
James Anderson has picked most Test wickets in IND vs ENG matches

 

Player Matches Wickets Taken Five-Wicket hauls Best Bowling 
James Anderson 30 118 4 5/20
BS Chandrashekhar 23 95 8 8/79
Anil Kumble 19 92 4 7/115
R Ashwin 19 88 6 6/55
BS Bedi 22 85 4 6/71

(Stats Updated till the end of ENG vs IND 4th Test at Lord's)