Joe Root with 27 wins is now most successful (in terms of wins) England skipper surpassing Michael Vaughan record.Douglas Jardine lost just a solitary test in his 15 matches as skipper , the Malabar Hills man win percentage of 93 is highest. The only test which he lost was in the 1932/33 Bodyline series at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Don Bradman scored an unbeaten 103 runs in Aussies second inns after the golden duck in first inns, his only three digit score of that series. Bill O’Reilly scalped fifer in each inns as Australia won the match by nelson (111 runs) to level the series , which they ultimately lost 4-1.

Percy Chapman team remain undefeated in 0.88 matches , the only two tests which England lost under him was

  • Lord’s test 1930 , Bradman scoring his first double ton 254
  • Old Wanderers, Johannesburg test 1930

Overall 81 players have lead England in test matches , most by Alastair Cook in 59 matches

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