The Pataudi Trophy
|Administrator||BCCI and ECB|
|Number of teams||England and India|
|Current trophy holder||England|
|Most successful||England (2 titles)|
|Most runs||Ian Bell (991)|
|Most wickets||James Anderson (60)|
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 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.
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.
|2007||Zaheer Khan (Ind)
Kevin Pietersen (Eng)
|2011||Stuart Broad (Eng)
Rahul Dravid (Ind)
|2014||James Anderson (Eng)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Ind)
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