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England To Host India For 5 Tests In Packed Summer Season Next Year

Virat Kohli and Joe Root (Photo Source: AP)

England & Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that they will host the Indian cricket team between August and September in a 5-match Test series. That will mark an end to a long summer season for England which starts with them hosting Sri Lanka for an ODI series, followed by Pakistan for an ODI and T20I series. The England team is currently in South Africa for a limited-overs series comprising of three ODIs and as many T20Is.

The five Tests against India are set to be held at Trent Bridge, Lord’s, Emerald Headingley, the Kia Oval and Emirates Old Trafford, while Durham, Bristol, Edgbaston and Cardiff will all host limited-overs matches.

England will be touring India for a four-match Test series next year. They will also play four ODIs and 4 T20Is as well. The series will be played between January to March. India will then travel to England for five Tests in what is expected to be a compelling series.

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England are also looking to host the Ashes next year with dates and venues yet to be finalised. ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison is all pumped up and looking forward to an exciting season of cricket with good teams travelling to the country.

“We had an amazing summer of international cricket this year with some memorable performances, and we know how much enjoyment it brought to people whilst staying at home.Next year we’ve got another big international programme to look forward to, with the thrill of a five-Test series against India as the centrepiece, compelling white ball series for our men and women, and an Ashes Series for our Visually Impaired team” Harisson said.

He further stated that these games also increase the chances of fans being welcomed back into the stadiums as well.

“It’s an exciting prospect for England fans, and while Covid means there’s still a great deal of uncertainty, we really hope to be able to welcome fans back into the grounds safely next year to bring that unique atmosphere to stadia across the country.”

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England’s Full Summer Schedule in 2021

England vs Sri Lanka- 3 ODIs

Tue 29 June England v Sri Lanka 1st ODI Emirates Riverside, Durham

Thu 1 July England v Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Kia Oval

Sun 4 July England v Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Bristol County Ground

England vs Pakistan- 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is

July 8: England v Pakistan, 1st ODI at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

July 10: England v Pakistan 2nd ODI at Lord’s, London

July 13: England v Pakistan 3rd ODI at Edgbaston, Birmingham

July 16: England v Pakistan, 1st IT20 at Trent Bridge

July 18: England v Pakistan, 2nd IT20 at Emerald Headingley

July 20: England v Pakistan, 3rd IT20 at Emirates Old Trafford

England vs India- 5 Tests

August 4-8: England v India 1st Test, Trent Bridge

August 12-16: England v India 2nd Test, Lord’s

August 25-29: England v India 3rd Test, Emerald Headingley

September 2-6: England v India 4th Test, Kia Oval

September 10-14: England v India 5th Test, Emirates Old Trafford

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