Can England come back from 1-0 down against India?

We look back through recent history to see if Alastair Cook's men have what it takes to turn the series around.

Can England come back from 1-0 down against India?

1-0 down, a less than satisfactory batting display and more tough subcontinental conditions to face in the three remaining games. Sounds like a daunting task for England. The bookies have a series win for the tourists at 28/1, with England as big as 4/1 to win the next Test. But are these prices worth an investment?

In the last 10 series where England have failed to win the first Test they have gone on to win just two, losing five and drawing three. In all the series they have gone on to lose, they have not managed to win a single Test, which could be a stat the bookies are using to justify the short price on India, who are now best-price 4/6 to win the series.

Test Series 1st Test Result Test Series Result Test Series Duration
2012 Pakistan v England Pakistan England lost 3-0 3 matches
2012 Sri Lanka v England Sri Lanka Drawn series 1-1 2 matches
2012 England v South Africa South Africa England lost series 2-0 3 matches
2012 India v England India England won series 2-1 4 matches
2013 New Zealand v England Draw Drawn series 0-0 3 matches
2013 Australia v England Australia England lost series 5-0 5 matches
2014 England v Sri Lanka Draw England lost series 1-0 2 matches
2014 England v India Draw England won series 3-1 5 matches
2015 West Indies v England Draw Drawn series 1-1 3 matches
2015 Pakistan v England Draw England lost series 2-0 3 matches
2016 England v Pakistan Pakistan Drawn series 2-2 2 matches

In contrast, there is some positive news for England fans. The two Test series in which England went behind but won were both against India, one of which was the famous Test series in 2012 which could tempt punters into the 28/1 series victory. We asked our Twitter fans what they thought...

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