What a way to start the second edition of the World Test Championship (WTC). India – England locked in a five-match Test series – couldn’t get better. India come into the Test series on back of a heartbreaking loss in the WTC final against New Zealand. The hosts too lost to New Zealand in their most recent Test series. There is a lot to prove for both teams. Over the years, India were known as home track bullies but the visitors have shown considerable improvement in the last couple of years. They finally have a team that can defeat the best in their home den. They have two back to back series wins over Australia in Australia. However, the England series will be an acid test for Virat Kohli’s men. India have not enjoyed great success in the UK, with their last series win coming in 2007.
The visitors are also not without a worry. Ace all-rounder Ben Stokes has pulled out of the series. The hosts rely a lot on their skipper Joe Root and if India can somehow stop Root from scoring, they’ll be in with a great chance in the series as England’s batting looks vulnerable in challenging conditions. India’s batting too looks shaky with Rahane, Pujara and even Kohli, not in the best of form. So there is a lot to look forward to in this enthralling series that gets underway on August 4 in Nottingham. Here is all you need to know about the series.
Here’s all you need to know about India tour of England:
Test Series Schedule
August 4–8: 1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham – 03: 30 PM IST
August 12–16: 2nd Test at Lord’s, London – 03: 30 PM IST
August 25–29: 3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds – 03: 30 PM IST
September 2–6: 4th Test at The Oval, London – 03: 30 PM IST
September 10–14: 5th Test at Old Trafford, Manchester – 03: 30 PM IST
England vs India Broadcast Details
Sony Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for England vs India series.
Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
England vs India Head to Head
Played – 126
India won – 29
England won – 48
Draw – 47
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-Keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-Keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Suryakumar Yadav (yet to join), Prithvi Shaw (yet to join)
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla
Joe Root (Captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler (Wicket-Keeper), Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (Wicket-Keeper), Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton