England face India at Trent Bridge on Saturday in the third match in the Royal London One-Day International series. The match is of 50-overs per side and begins at 10.30am.
The first match in the series, at Bristol last Monday, was completely washed out and India then won the second match, in Cardiff on Wednesday.
Head To Head
Prior to this series England and India have met on 91 separate occasions, all around the globe, with India leading the head-to-head clashes by 47 wins to 35.
There have been two tied contests, at Bangalore and at Lord’s, both in 2011 – and there have also been 3 no results and 4 matches completely abandoned.
The first-ever meeting was at Headingley in 1974 (won by England) and the most recent was the Champions Trophy Final (won by India) at Edgbaston last summer.
In England, the hosts lead by 18 wins to 12, with a tie and 3 no results.
This will only be the third ODI meeting at Trent Bridge with both countries each having registered one win, India took the Texaco Trophy match by 5 wickets in 1990 whilst England won the NatWest Challenge match in 2004 by 7 wickets.
First Meeting / Last Meeting at Nottingham
On 20 July 1990 England made 281 all out from their 55 overs at Trent Bridge against India. Robin Smith scored 103, which earned him the man of the match award, and Mchael Atherton and Jack Russell weighed in with half centuries.
Manoj Prabhakar took 3-58 for the visitors who were seen to a 5-wicket success by an unbeaten 63 from Mohammed Azharuddin, following fifties from Sanjay Manjekar and Dilip Vengsarkar.
The victory was achieved with 12 balls to spare.
The second Trent Bridge contest between the two nations was on 1 September 2004. India were bowled out for just 170, with the only innings of substance being from Mohammed Kaif, who made exactly 50. Alex Wharf and Steve Harmison each claimed 3 wickets for the hosts.
Wharf, on his England debut, took 3-30 and collected the man of the match award, whilst Harmison’s 3-41 included a hat-trick (Kaif, Balaji, Nehra) to close out the innings.
Vikram Solanki made 52 and unbeaten knocks from Andrew Strauss (41*) and Andrew Flintoff (34*) enabled England to reach the finishing line with 7 wickets and 17.4 overs to spare.
India have played two other ODIs at Trent Bridge, both in the World Cup competition. In 1983 they lost a group match heavily to Australia, by 162 runs, despite 5-43 from Kapil Dev.
In 1999 they went down to a 5-wicket defeat by New Zealand at the Super Six stage.
There have been 37 previous One Day Internationals at Trent Bridge, with Sunday marking the 40th anniversary of the first.
On 31st August 1974 England played Pakistan in a match that was reduced to 50-overs per side after morning rain had reduced it from the original 55-overs.
England made 244-4, with David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd having the honour of scoring the first ODI century on the ground. The left-hander opener carried his bat throughout the innings to end on 116 not out.
Pakistan gave ODI debuts to Imran Khan and Zaheer Abbas but it was another of their celebrated batsmen, Majid Khan, who replied with a ton of his own as the tourists eased to a 7-wicket victory.
Apart from Lloyd, the other English batsmen to score ODI centuries at Trent Bridge have been Keith Fletcher, Robin Smith, Alec Stewart, Nick Knight, Andrew Strauss, Paul Collingwood and Allan Lamb, who is the only cricketer to score two ODI hundreds on the ground – 118 v Pakistan in 1982 and 100 not out against the Aussies seven years later.
There have only been five visiting centurions – Majid and Zaheer for Pakistan – and three Australians, Trevor Chappell, who did it in a 1983 World Cup match against India, plus Ricky Ponting and Tim Paine, who both reached three figures here against England in 2009.
Paul Collingwood is one of three bowlers, alongside, Pakistan’s Waqar Younis and Ken MacLeay of Australia, to claim six-wicket hauls in Trent Bridge One Day Internationals – with Stuart Broad, joining the great Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev as the only others to get five-fers.
Broad’s achievement came against South Africa in 2008 as he collected the man of the match honours with figures of 5-23 in England’s 10-wicket success.
The closest finish in the previous 36 matches came in 1989 when England and Australia fought out a tied contest in a 55-over game – 226 runs apiece – and perhaps the biggest shock came during a 1983 World Cup match when Zimbabwe beat Australia by 13 runs.
In last summer’s ODI on the ground England beat New Zealand by 34 runs, with Nottinghamshire represented by Stuart Broad, whilst former county stalwart Tim Robinson was one of the umpires.
James Franklin, who has joined Notts this summer, was in the New Zealand XI.
Nottinghamshire & England
Alex Hales and Harry Gurney are in the England squad for this match, bidding to join the ten other players from the county who have represented England in an ODI at Trent Bridge.
They are: Chris Broad, Eddie Hemmings, Derek Randall, Chris Lewis, Paul Franks, Chris Read, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann and Samit Patel.
Tickets are no longer available for this fixture as the match is completely sold out.
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports 2 and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5LSX.
There will be regular updates on BBC Radio Nottingham.