Stats : England's journey to 1000 Tests

Stats : England's journey to 1000 Tests

England will become the first nation to play 1000 Tests when they take on India at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

England first ever Test match team in 1877. (Photo - Wikipedia)

The opening Test of the five-match series against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham will be 1000th Test match for England. And they will become the first nation ever to play 1000 Test matches.

England's Test journey began at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1877 when they faced Australia in the first official Test match ever. And after 141 years England are set to play their 1000th Test match. Here is a look at England's journey to 1000 Tests.

Here is a look at England's journey to 1000 Tests :

1. 1877 - 1899 WG Grace first Test century maker for England. (Photo - Mirror UK)

 Team    Tests    Won    Lost    Drawn    Tied  
 England   64  34  20  10  0

Most Runs -

Arthur Shrewsbury : 1277

WG Grace : 1098

Andrew Stoddart : 996

Most wickets :

Johnny Briggs : 118

George Lohmann : 112

Bobby Peel : 101


2. 1900 - 1939 (World War II) -Sir Jack Hobbs was the first ever batsman to score 5000 Test runs. (Photo - getty)

 Team    Tests    Won    Lost    Drawn    Tied  
 England   179  66  52  61  0

Most runs :

Wally Hammond : 6883

Jack Hobbs : 5410

Herbert SutCliffe : 4555

Most wickets :

Sydney Barnes : 189

Maurice Tate : 155

Hedley Verity : 144


3. 1946 - 1999 :Fred Trueman was the first bowler to take 300 Test wickets. (Photo - The Cricketer)

 Team    Tests    Won    Lost    Drawn    Tied  
 England   521  156  149  216  0

Most runs :

Graham Gooch : 8900

David Gower : 8231

Geoff Boycott : 8114

Most wickets :

Ian Botham : 383

Bob Willis : 325

Fred Trueman : 307


4. 2000 - 2018In 2016 Alastair Cook became the first English batsman to score 10000 Test runs.(Photo - getty)

 Team    Tests    Won    Lost    Drawn    Tied  
 England   235  101  76  58  0

Most Runs -

Alastair Cook : 12145

Kevin Pietersen : 8181

Ian Bell : 7727

Most Wickets :

James Anderson : 540

Stuart Broad : 417

Graeme Swann : 255


5. 1877 - 2018

 Team    Tests    Won    Lost    Drawn    Tied  
 England   999  357  297  345  0

Most Runs -

Alastair Cook : 12145

Graham Gooch : 8900

Alec Stewart : 8463

Most wickets -

James Anderson : 540

Stuart Broad : 417

Ian Botham : 383 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 27 Jul, 2018

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