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.




1st Test

Nov 09-13


2nd Test

Nov 17-21


3rd Test

Nov 26-30


4th Test

Dec 08-12


5th Test

Dec 16-20


1st ODI

Jan 15


2nd ODI

Jan 19


3rd ODI

Jan 22


1st T20I

Jan 26


2nd T20I

Jan 29


3rd T20I

Feb 01


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.

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