India and England will play a crucial Test series beginning November 9 which can prove to be another tough tour of the sub-continent for the English team. After blanking New Zealand 3-0 in a three-match Test series last month, India will be high on confidence and will look to continue their form against a struggling England side.
The visitors are coming after touring Bangladesh were they drew the two-match Test series 1-1 but it was their defeat in the second Test that showed big loopholes in the side. Though they won the first Test (a 22-run win), the second Test was a disaster as they lost all 10 wickets in a single session to lose the match. They will look to better their performance against India and not go down without a fight.
India and England will first square off in Rajkot for the first Test which begins on November 9. Both teams then travel to the eastern part of the country to Visakhapatnam for the second Test beginning November 17. For the third Test, India and England will fly to the northern part of India to Mohali. The third Test begins November 26.
The teams will have a break for one week before the fourth Test in Mumbai which begins on December 8. The fifth and final Test will be staged at the historic MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
1st Test: November 9-13
Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot (Play starts 0930 hrs IST)
2nd Test: November 17-21
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam (Play start 0930 hrs IST)
3rd Test: November 26-30
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali (Play starts 0930 hrs IST)
4th Test: December 8-12
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Play starts 0930 hrs IST)
5th Test: December 16-20
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai (Play starts 0930 IST)