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Stats preview: England vs Pakistan 2016, who will break his own record - Alastair Cook or Misbah-ul-Haq?

A look at some of the major stats registered in the England vs Pakistan Test battles.

Mohammad Amir would like to make an impact straightaway on his Test return

England hope to build on their recent success by winning the upcoming Test series against Pakistan which will start from 14 July 2016. England made a solid start to their journey after the 2016 World T20 by winning all the three series against Sri Lanka recently. On the other end, Pakistan will play their first Test series in 2016.

With four Tests looming in the first leg of the challenging tour, Pakistan will be seeking to make a great start from the first Test itself which will be played at Lord's in London. Pakistan will be strengthened by the return of pace bowler Mohammad Amir, who played his last Test series in England in 2010.

Here's a complete statistical preview of the upcoming Test series:

Head to head:


Matches

Eng won

Pak won

Draw

Tied

In England

47

20

9

18

0

In Pakistan

24

2

4

18

0

At neutral venues

6

0

5

1

0

Overall

77

22

18

37

0

England has a better record at home against Pakistan but on the other side, Pakistan has a better record against England outside England in Tests till day.

England in Tests in last 5 years (since July 2011):

 

Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn

Tied

W/L

At home

34

20

7

7

0

2.857

Away

21

6

9

6

0

0.666

At neutral venues

6

0

5

1

0

0.000

Overall

61

26

21

14

0

1.238

Pakistan in Tests in last 5 years (since July 2011):


Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn

Tied

W/L

At home

-

-

-

-

-

-

Away

18

7

8

3

0

0.875

At neutral venues

19

11

3

5

0

3.666

Overall

37

18

11

0

8

1.636

Overall, both Teams have performed equally in the last 5 years. Interestingly, Pakistan have defeated England in the last two Test series but those were played in the United Arab Emirates. On the other hand, England have lost only two Test series in England since July 2011.

Test series between England and Pakistan in England:

Season

Matches

Winner

1954

4

Drawn (1-1)

1962

5

England (4-0)

1967

3

England (2-0)

1971

3

England (1-0)

1974

3

Drawn (0-0)

1978

3

England (2-0)

1982

3

England (2-1)

1987

5

Pakistan (1-0)

1992

5

Pakistan (2-1)

1996

3

Pakistan (2-0)

2001

2

Drawn (1-1)

2006

4

England (3-0)

2010

4

England (3-1)

Pakistan have played a total 13 Test series in England till date and won only three Test series.

Captaincy records:


Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn

Tied

Win(%)

Alastair Cook (overall)

48

21

15

12

0

43.75

Alastair Cook (at home)

24

14

5

5

0

58.33

Alastair Cook (vs Pak)

3

0

2

1

0

0.00

Misbah-ul- Haq (overall)

42

20

11

11

0

47.61

Misbah-ul- Haq (overseas)

42

20

11

11

0

47.61

Misbah-ul- Haq (vs Eng)

6

5

0

1

0

83.33

Misbah-ul-Haq has not lost a Test match as a captain of Pakistan against England while Alastair Cook has not won a Test match as a captain of England against Pakistan.

England batsmen against Pakistan:

NameMatchesRunsHS Average100s50s
Alastair Cook14117926347.1644
Stuart Broad1045016934.6111
Joe Root32878857.4003
Jonathan Bairstow31344622.3300
Moeen Ali3843514.0000

Only Alastair Cook has made more than 1,000 runs for England from the current squad against Pakistan in Tests. The next best is 450 runs which is made by Stuart Broad.

Pakistan batsmen against England:

Name

Matches

Runs

HS

Average

100s

50s

Younis Khan

13

1086

173

45.25

3

4

Mohammad Hafeez

7

665

151

55.41

1

4

Misbah-ul-Haq

6

532

102

48.36

1

5

Asad Shafiq

6

493

107

44.81

1

3

Azhar Ali

8

437

157

31.21

1

2

Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez and Misbah-ul-Haq have all scored more than 500 runs against England in Tests from the current Pakistan squad and they will play a pivotal run if Pakistan wants to win the upcoming Test series.

England bowlers against Pakistan:

Name

Matches

Wickets

BBM

Avg

Econ

SR

5W

Stuart Broad

10

34

6/104

23.05

2.43

56.9

0

Steven Finn

4

13

5/78

22.92

3.77

36.4

0

Moeen Ali

3

9

4/168

48.66

4.08

71.5

0

Pakistan bowlers against England:

Name

Matches

Wickets

BBM

Avg

Econ

SR

5W

Mohammad Amir

4

19

6/84

18.36

2.62

42.0

2

Wahab Riaz

5

15

6/103

36.13

3.35

64.5

1

Yasir Shah

2

15

8/180

21.53

2.60

49.6

0

Only Stuart Broad has taken more than 20 wickets from both the England and Pakistan’s current squads in England vs Pakistan Test battles. The next best performance is of Mohammad Amir who has taken 19 wickets against England from 4 matches.

Happy hunting grounds for Pakistan in England:

Ground name

Matches

Won

Lost

Drawn

Tied

Win(%)

Kennington Oval, London

9

4

3

2

0

44.44

Lord’s, London

13

3

4

6

0

23.07

Headingley, Leeds

9

1

5

3

0

11.11

Old Trafford, Manchester

5

1

1

3

0

20.00

Edgbaston, Birmingham

7

0

4

3

0

00.00

Trent Bridge, Nottingham

4

0

3

1

0

00.00

One thing that can work in Pakistan’s favour though is their record against England in Tests recently. They have won 18 out of 37 Tests played overseas in the last five years – a win percentage of nearly 50. And the Kennington Oval in London is a happy hunting ground for Pakistan as they have won 4 out of 9 Tests played here. Among all grounds, Lord’s in London is the second best for Pakistan after the Kennington Oval. 

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