As we slowly sink in the emphatic victory in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the focus shift to the upcoming India tour of England. It will be India’s first assignment in home conditions since the coronavirus pandemic broke out last year.
The tour consists of four Test matches as a part of the ICC World Test Championship, five Twenty20 Internationals, and three ODIs. The series will kick off with the Tests at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai from February 5. The red-ball format holds great importance as both sides will hope to finish in the top two spots of the Test Championship.
Let us take a look at all the details of England’s tour of India in 2021:
India vs England 2021 Venues:
The Test matches will take place in Chennai and Ahmedabad. The first two matches will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium while the last two will be held at the newly created Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. The third Test will be a pink-ball affair.
The Test series will be followed by a five-match T20I rubber, which will take place at the Sardar Patel Stadium. The three-match ODI series will be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune. All the matches will take place behind closed doors.
India vs England 2021 Complete Schedule:
- 1st Test: February 05-09, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 09: 30 AM IST
- 2nd Test: February 13-17, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 09: 30 AM IST
- 3rd Test: February 24-28, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 02:30 PM IST [D/N Test]
- 4th Test: March 04-08, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 09:30 PM IST
T20Is: [All matches will take place in Ahmedabad]
- 1st T20I, March 12, 07:00 PM IST
- 2nd T20I, March 14, 07:00 PM IST
- 3rd T20I, March 16, 07:00 PM IST
- 4th T20I, March 18, 07:00 PM IST
- 5th T20I, March 20, 07:00 PM IST
ODIs: [All matches will take place in Pune]
- 1st ODI, March 23, 01:30 PM IST
- 2nd ODI, March 26, 01:30 PM IST
- 3rd ODI, March 28, 01:30 PM IST
India vs England 2021 Squads:
Both sides have named their respective squads for the first two Test matches.
India Squad [for the first two Tests]:
Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
Net bowlers: Ankit Rajpoot, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh Kumar, Avesh Khan
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Chahar, Priyank Panchal, KS Bharat
England Squad [for the first two Tests]:
Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes (WK), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns.
India and England squads for the 3rd and 4th Tests: TBA
India and England squads for the T20I and ODI series: TBA
India vs England 2021 When And Where To Watch And Live Streaming Details:
All cricket lovers can catch the entire England tour of India live on the Star Sports network. They can also live stream the same on Disney Hotstar.