England is set to play the India 5 Test series from 4th August to 14th September 2021. The teams closely follow each other on the International Cricket Council (ICC) world Test rankings, with India at number two and England in 4th position.
With each team desperate to topple the other and climb up the world rankings, you can expect a grueling tussle. So for odds cricket betting, the averages are England 2.20, India 2.90, and draw 3.70.
You can also play around on reputable live cricket betting sites ahead of the match.
The Schedule is as Follows –
- 1st Test England Vs. India Trent Bridge, Nottingham Wednesday 4th August 15:30 Indian Standard Time (IST)
- 2nd Test England Vs. India Lord’s, London Thursday 12th August 15:30 IST
- 3rd Test England Vs. India Headingley, Leeds Wednesday 25th August 15:30 IST
- 4th Test England Vs. India The Oval, London Thursday 2nd September 15:30 IST
- 5th Test England Vs. India Old Trafford, Manchester Friday 10th September 15:30 IST
Those dates might not change despite the Board of Control for Cricket in India requesting a change from the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The BCCI wanted the Test series schedule to accommodate the second half of the Indian Premier League in September. But because of logistical issues, the dates may remain unchanged.
India Vs. England History
India and England have a long history as the most competitive teams in the cricket world. Out of 126 Tests, India has won 30, England claimed 49, and 49 matches drawn.
Earlier in the year, the teams played against each other for 2021 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and One Day Internationals (ODI). England won the 1st T20I (by eight wickets) and 3rd T20I (by eight wickets), while India dominated in the 2nd T20I (seven wickets), 4th T20I (8 runs), and 5th T20I (36 runs).
England won the 2nd ODI (6 wickets), while India claimed the 1st ODI (66 runs) and 3rd ODI (7 runs).
Where to Watch
You can watch the live streaming on Star Sports, DD National (DDI), DD sports in India and Subcontinent. If you are in the United Kingdom, the match will stream on Sky Sports Cricket, BT.
BCCI confirms replacement for injured players. The squad now includes Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw as replacements for injured Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, and Avesh Khan. Both Yadav and Shaw are currently with the limited-overs side in Sri Lanka.
Also, Abhimanyu Easwaran was included in the main squad rather than a standby player.
India Squad Team: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prithvi Shaw, and Suryakumar Yadav.
England Test Squad: Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, and Mark Wood.
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