1971 English cricket season
The 1971 English cricket season was the 72nd in which the County Championship had been an official competition. India won a Test series in England for the first time. It was a huge surprise at the time because England, having just won the Ashes in Australia, had a very strong team. England also played Pakistan and won that series 1–0. Surrey won the County Championship.
1971 saw India tour England for the second half of the domestic season. After drawing the first two tests at Lord's and Old Trafford, India won the final test at The Oval by four wickets to claim the series 1-0.
|1971 English cricket season – leading batsmen by average|
|1971 English cricket season – leading batsmen by aggregate|
|1971 English cricket season – leading bowlers by average|
|1971 English cricket season – leading bowlers by aggregate|