India Tour of England 2011

India’s tour of England 2011 is one of the most talked about cricket tours in recent times, and for good reason too. Even though this tour comprises of test matches, ODIs and a one-off T20, the test match series is what is the talk of the town. Not only will the English and Indian supporters keep a close eye on the proceedings, but cricket lovers all over the world will be tuning in to see what is going on. The reasons! Many…

This first test match of this 4-match series is the 2000th test match ever being played. And cricket has evolved a great deal over the last 100 years. The first test is also the 100th test match that will be contested between India and England, the first ever being way back in the 1930s. The venue is perfect, Lords. And what’s more! Sachin Tendulkar will be trying to hit his 100th ton in international cricket. This is something that no one ever dreamt even would be possible ever. Though, England will try all means possible to deny him of this unbelievable feat, no doubt. And now if you thought that’s all, wait! the number one spot in test cricket rankings is up for grabs. Right now India are number one and England are number 3. But if England manage to win this test series by a margin of 2 or more matches, they will jump up to the number one spot. So they will be either looking for a 2:0 or a 3:1 victory margin, nothing less. It will be for the first time ever that England become number one in tests, if they do. Any other result in the series will ensure that India keep their number one ranking, something that they will be keen to do, to prove to the world that they are indeed the best in tests, besides being world champs in ODIs too.

All this has the making of a mouth-watering contest between the two countries. India have dominated world cricket for the past couple of years, and England too seem to be playing their best cricket since a long time. And of course the 2000th and 100th test milestone too will go down in the history books in darker ink. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the action. So what’s your prediction on the India tour of England 2011?

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