England v India factbox

(Reuters) – England-India factbox before the first  of a four-test series starting at Lord’s in London on Thursday.

* The first test will be the 2,000th ever staged and the  100th between the two countries. England have won 34 matches,  India 19 and 46 have been drawn.

* England will overtake India as the world’s number one side  if they win the series by a margin of at least two tests,

* India’s Sachin Tendulkar needs one century to become the  first man to score 100 international hundreds.

* India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni led his side to victory  in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 and the 50-overs  World Cup this year. He has taken India to number one in the  world test rankings for the first time and never lost a series.

* Former Zimbabwe captain Duncan Fletcher, the England coach  during their 2005 Ashes triumph and now with India, will become  the first head coach to take charge for 100 tests.

* Highest innings totals.

For England in England; 653-4 declared at Lord’s, 1990.

England in India; 652-7 declared at Madras, 1984-5.

For India in England; 664 at the Oval, 2007.

India in India; 591 at Bombay, 1992-3.

* Highest individual scores

England, 333 Graham Gooch at Lord’s, 1990

India, 224 Vinod Kambli at Bombay, 1992-3

* Best bowling.

England, Fred Trueman 8-31 at Manchester 1952

India, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar 8-79 at Delhi 1972-3

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