The England Cricket team embark on their test against India this summer, certainly a must see for any cricket fan, but their test at Edgbaston marks a special occasion for the England men’s squad. This will be their 1000th Test Match, their first Test was against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877.
It has been quite a run for the team across the 999 tests where England have won 357 and lost 297 Tests with 345 ending in draws. The first time England faced India in a Test Match was in June 1932, since then they have won 43 and lost 25 out of a total of 117 Tests. On home turf, England have won 30 Tests and India have emerged winners on six occasion, which puts them in good position for this summer’s fixtures.
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.”