ICC congratulates England on their 1000th Test
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as their men’s team prepares for the 1000th Test match beginning at Edgbaston against India on Wednesday.
Out of the 999 men’s Tests that England have played till date since their debut Test against Australia in March, 1877, they have won 357 Tests and lost 297 Tests with 345 ending in draws.
At the Edgbaston alone, England have played 50 Tests since their first Test in May 1902 against Australia, winning 27, losing eight with 15 ending in draws.
“On behalf of the cricket family, I want to congratulate England on their 1000th men’s Test match, the first country to reach this milestone,” ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said.
“I wish England all the best in this historic match and may it continue to produce players and performances that inspire the following of Test cricket, the oldest and most demanding format of the game.”