Published By: Ritayan Basu
Last Updated: January 22, 2024, 20:51 IST
India captain Rohit Sharma (Credit: AP)
Here is everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated India-England five-match Test series.
The Indian cricket team are currently preparing for a five-match Test series against England. The Test series opener is scheduled to be played in Hyderabad on January 25. The hosts have won the last two Test Series against the Englishmen on home soil and will now be aiming for a hat-trick with Rohit Sharma handling the leadership duties. The Ben Stokes-led side will be hoping to bag their first-ever Test series win since their 2012 triumph on Indian soil. India are currently sitting in second place on the points table for the ICC World Test Championship. English side are placed fourth. The visitors will now be eager to move up the table as they take on India next.
Here’s everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated India-England five-match Test series.
IND vs ENG Test head-to-head:
India and England have squared off in a total of 64 Test matches on Indian soil. The hosts have managed to dispose of the English squad 22 times while the visitors have managed 14 victories in the Asian country.
IND vs ENG Top run getters:
The top run-getters in India vs England Test series on the Asian side’s home turf include the trio of Sunil Gavaskar at 1331, Alastair Cook at 1235 and Gundappa Vishwanath at 1022 runs. Virat Kohli is currently placed fourth at 1015 runs. Given the form he showed in 2023, it won’t be a surprise if Kohli takes the first place by the end of the series
IND vs ENG Top wicket-takers:
Speaking of the wicket-takers in this historic bout, the top three are currently held by Indian bowlers when playing on their turf. Ravichandran Ashwin claims the top place with 74 scalps followed by BS Chandrashekhar at 64 and Anil Kumble at 56.
IND vs ENG 2024 Test Schedule:
Here’s the full schedule for the upcoming India vs England 2024 Test series –
- The first match between India and England will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium from January 25.
- The next match will be played at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Andhra Pradesh from February 2.
- India’s third match of the series will be hosted at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot from February 15.
- India and England will play their fourth game from February 23 to 27 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.
- The final game of this series will be hosted at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala starting from March 7.
IND vs ENG 2024 Test Series Telecast and Live Streaming details:
All five Tests between India and England will be televised live on the Sports18 Network in India. Cricket fans in India can also live stream the match on the JioCinema app and website.
India vs England 2024 Test Series Full squads:
India full squad for first two Tests – Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel, Srikar Bharat, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
England full squad – Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Shoaib Bashir, Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Rehan Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Ollie Pope, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Jack Leach