January 23, 2021 1:32:47 pm
India vs England (IND vs ENG) T20, ODI, Test Series 2021 Schedule, Squad, Venues: After a gap of nearly a year-and-a-half after the last home Test which was played in November 2019, India are ready to host a home Test series.
Closed-doors Tests, three rounds of Covid testing in the lead-up to the first game, team hotel blocked for outsiders – India’s home international season is set to commence in a fortnight.
The first two Tests of the series would be played in Chennai followed by the next two in Ahmedabad. The series commences on February 5 and both India and England are scheduled to arrive in Chennai on January 27. They will enter the bio-bubble, with both teams to be put up in the same hotel.
The England tour of India will kickstart with the much-awaited Test series which will be crucial to both sides’ fortunes- especially India’s- as they aim to finish in the top-two in the ICC World Test Championship table. India, thanks to their 2-1 heist in Australia, are currently at the numero-uno spot but they still need to win by at least 2-0 to ensure that they finish ahead of New Zealand and book their final for the summit clash at Lord’s.
England, on the other hand, besides winning the ongoing Test in Sri Lanka, will have to win by at least 3-0 if they hope to make it to Lord’s.
Schedule and venue:
Tests (Two in Chennai, two in Ahmedabad)
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 AM IST
T2oIs (All 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 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
Squad (For first two Tests):
India: 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
England: 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.
The Committee also picked five net bowlers and five players as standbys. Net Bowlers: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh Kumar Standby players: K S Bharat, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Chahar, Priyank Panchal#INDvENG
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2021
When And Where To Watch:
India’s home series against England in February and March 2021 will be broadcast on the Star Sports network. Viewers can also live stream the same on Disney Hotstar online. Meanwhile, you can stay up to date with live score and latest news related the series right here at IndianExpress.com.
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