England will become the first nation to play 1000 international Test matches and they were congratulated by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The first Test between India and England at Edgbaston on August 1 will be the historic Test for the latter.
In 999 Tests, England has won 357 matches and lost 297. There are 345 matches draw. Closest to them is Australia. They have played 812 matches but their wins are more than England's. Australia has lost 219 matches and won 383.
Talking about Indian cricket team, they have played 522 matches, which is way lower than England and Australia, but that is also the fifth most Test matches played by a country. India has won 145 Tests and lost 160 matches.
ICC Chairman Mr. Shashank Manohar said: “On behalf of the cricket family, I want to congratulate England on their 1000th men’s Test match, the first country to reach this milestone.
“I wish England all the best in this historic match and may it continue to produce players and performances that inspire the following of Test cricket, the oldest and most demanding format of the game.”
England and Wales Cricket Board Chairman Mr. Colin Graves will be presented a silver plaque before the first Test between India and England. Jeff Crowe, former New Zealand captain and member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, will do the honor on behalf of the ICC.
England has a great record against India at Edgbaston. They have successfully defeated India all five times they faced each other.