England and India will kick start the second edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) with a five-match Test series. India - England series is one of the most high profiles bilateral tournaments in world cricket and both teams will be keen to prove their supremacy over the other team. India come into the series after losing the World Test Championship final to New Zealand. However, the team has been in good form, having picked up back to back wins over Australia and England. A series win over England will thump their authority in world cricket. However, it won’t be easy by any means as the hosts are a formidable unit in their home conditions. Moreover, the form of Indian batters, including Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and even Virat Kohli is concerning.
England too have not been in the best of form. Their batting looks vulnerable and if Root departs early, there is every chance of a collapse. Also, with Ben Stokes out, the England team looks out of balance with no apt replacements available. India have not won a series in England since 2007 but they came close to winning on their previous visit to the UK. Can they achieve the feat this time around, we’ll wait and watch. Here is all you need to know about India’s tour of England.
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