Rajkot, Vizag to host Tests against England

England will play five Tests, three ODIs and as many T20Is against India. The world number two will play a five Test series at home for the first time in two decades.

England beat India 3-1 at home when the teams last met in a Test series.   -  Reuters

Rajkot and Visakhapatnam will host Test matches for the first time when India plays a five-Test series against England starting November 9.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the schedule for the England tour, including five Tests, three ODIS and as many T20 Internationals from November to February.

There won't be any day-night Tests as all the five-day games are slated to start at 9:30 a.m.

MATCH

DATE

VENUE

1st Test

Nov 09-13

Rajkot

2nd Test

Nov 17-21

Vizag

3rd Test

Nov 26-30

Mohali

4th Test

Dec 08-12

Mumbai

5th Test

Dec 16-20

Chennai

1st ODI

Jan 15

Pune

2nd ODI

Jan 19

Cuttack

3rd ODI

Jan 22

Kolkata

1st T20I

Jan 26

Kanpur

2nd T20I

Jan 29

Nagpur

3rd T20I

Feb 01

Bengaluru

England is expected to go back home for Christmas before returning for the limited overs leg of the tour.

The ODI series begins in Pune on January 15, followed by games at Cuttack and Kolkata on January 19 and 22 respectively.

England has been unbeaten in its last two Test series against India.