After their successful campaign in Australia, India are all set to lock horns with England in a bilateral series. The tour gets underway on February 5 with the opening Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It also marks the return of international cricket in India amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Since India’s home campaign against the Aussies last year, India haven’t played at home.
As far as the upcoming series is concerned, the first two Tests will be played in Chennai after which the third and fourth Test will take place at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. Thereafter, all the five T20Is will be played at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, starting March 12. The three ODIs will be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune, starting March 28.
Both teams have announced their squads for the upcoming international fixtures. The Three Lions are fresh from their series win against Sri Lanka and they will be looking to replicate something similar even next time around. Back in 2016-17, the Brits toured India for a bilateral series.
Here are more details about the India vs England series –
February 05-09: 1st Test at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 09: 30 AM IST
February 13-17: 2nd Test at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 09: 30 AM IST
February 24-28: 3rd Test at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 02:30 PM IST
March 04-08: 4th Test at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 09:30 PM IST
March 12: 1st T20I at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 07:00 PM IST
March 14: 2nd T20I at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 07:00 PM IST
March 16: 3rd T20I at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 07:00 PM IST
March 18: 4th T20I at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 07:00 PM IST
March 20: 5th T20I at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, 07:00 PM IST
March 23: 1st ODI at MCA Stadium, Pune, 01:30 PM IST
March 26: 2nd ODI at MCA Stadium, Pune, 01:30 PM IST
March 28: 3rd ODI at MCA Stadium, Pune, 01:30 PM IST
When And Where To Watch:
All India vs England matches will be telecast live on Star Sports. The live streaming will be available on Disney plus Hotstar.
India (First two Tests):
Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
England squad (First two Tests):
Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, James Anderson.
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