Ind v Eng: England to practice at Brabourne Stadium

The Alistair Cook-led England side will practice for three hours at the Brabourne Stadium, Cricket Club of India here on November 5, before flying to Rajkot the next day.

England, which drew the two Test series against Bangladesh, will play the first Test at Rajkot from November 9 to 13 without playing a warm up game.   -  getty images

The Alistair Cook-led England side will practice for three hours at the Brabourne Stadium, Cricket Club of India here on November 5, before flying to Rajkot the next day. England, which drew the two Test series against Bangladesh, will play the first Test at Rajkot from November 9 to 13 without playing a warm up game.

England will play the remaining Tests at Visakhapatnam (Nov. 17-21), Mohali (Nov. 26-30), Mumbai (Dec.8-12) and Chennai (Nov. 16-20). The team will return home for Chirstmas and New Year before the three ODI matches that will be played in Pune (Jan. 15), Cuttack (Jan. 19) and Kolkata (Jan. 22), and three Twenty20 matches in Kanpur (Jan.26), Nagpur (Jan. 29) and Bangalore (Feb.1).

Meanwhile, The Saurashtra Cricket Association will felicitate Dhiraj Parsana, Karsan Ghavri, Yajurvindra Singh, Dilip Doshi, Salim Durani, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja before the start of the first Test. The Test will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Khanderi.

"These are the players who have played for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy. The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr. Vijay Rupani will felicitate them. We are also trying to make special merchandise to commemorate the first Test at Rajkot," said Niranjan Shah, Secretary, SCA.

The Indian team will reach Rajkot on November 5 and begin its training and practice sessions the very next day.