New Delhi: There's more for the Indian cricket team to worry about than the fitness of the players. History and stats are all stacked against MS Dhoni & Co. at Edgbaston, where they play the third Test against England from August 10.
India have played five Test matches here but have never managed to score a win. India have lost four Tests out of five while the remaining one could not produce a result. India had lost three successive Tests at this venue - in 1967, 1974 & 1979. After a drawn game in 1986, India lost the 1996 Test at this venue.
England, on the other hand, have a terrific record in Birmingham. They have won 23, lost eight and drawn 14 out of 45 Tests played at Edgbaston, taking their winning % to 51.11.