Pataudi Trophy

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The Pataudi Trophy
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The Pataudi Trophy
AdministratorBCCI and ECB
FormatTest cricket
First Edition2007
Latest Edition2018
Next Edition2021
Tournament formatSeries
Number of teams England and  India
Current trophy holder England
Most successful England (3 titles)
Most runsEngland Alastair Cook (1,196)
Most wicketsEngland James Anderson (84)
TVSky Sports (England) SONY TEN (India)

The Pataudi Trophy is awarded to the winner of the England-India Test Cricket series held in England. The trophy itself was designed and made by Jocelyn Burton. It was first awarded in 2007 to commemorate the 75 years since the first Test match between the two sides. England currently hold the trophy, having retained the trophy they won by beating India in 2011 and 2014. India won the first edition of the series in England in 2007.

Series are played in accordance with the International Cricket Council's future tours programme, with varying lengths of time between tours. If a series is drawn then the country holding the Pataudi Trophy retains it.


The trophy is named after the Pataudi cricketing family. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi played for both international teams on three occasions and is the only man to have played for England and India. Iftikhar's son Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was a long-term captain of the Indian side in the 1960s and 1970s. The Pataudi Trophy is presented to the victorious team as a symbol of its victory.

In India, the England-India Test series is played for the Anthony De Mello Trophy, but there have been attempts to make the Pataudi Trophy the winner's prize in India, as well as England.[1]


In 2007, Marylebone Cricket Club commissioned a new trophy to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India's first Test match in 1932. The trophy was designed and made by London Silversmith Jocelyn Burton in her studio in Holborn. The Trophy will be on display at Jocelyn's exhibition in November and December 2012 at Bentley & Skinner, London.[2]


2007 Series[edit]

2011 Series[edit]

2014 Series[edit]

2018 Series[edit]


A team must win a series to hold the Pataudi Trophy. A drawn series results in the previous holders retaining the trophy. Three complete Pataudi Trophy series have been played, with India winning one and England two.

The grounds used have been Lord's (2007, 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2021), Edgbaston (2011 and 2018), The Oval (2007, 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2021), Trent Bridge (2007, 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2021), Old Trafford (2014 and 2021), the Rose Bowl (2014 and 2018) and Headingley (2021).

Season First Match Tests England India Drawn Result Holder Player of the series
2007[3] 19 July 2007
India  India Zaheer Khan (Ind)
James Anderson (Eng)
2011[4] 21 July 2011
England  England Stuart Broad (Eng)
Rahul Dravid (Ind)
2014[5] 9 July 2014
England  England James Anderson (Eng)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Ind)
2018[6] 1 August 2018
England  England Sam Curran (Eng)
Virat Kohli (Ind)
2021 TBC

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "". 6 November 2012. External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ "MCC commissions trophy for England v India series". 9 August 2007.
  3. ^ "Pataudi Trophy, 2007". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "Pataudi Trophy, 2011". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ "Pataudi Trophy, 2014". ESPNcricinfo.
  6. ^ "Pataudi Trophy, 2018". ESPNcricinfo.