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Jun 24, 2014
India are all set to take on England in a series that will span across three months, from July 9-September 7, 2014. India are scheduled to play five Tests, five One-Day Internationals and a lone T20I in England. India have made some changes in their squad and one of the major news is the return of Gautam Gambhir. India have picked five pacers in their squad in Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singh and Ishant Sharma. Catch the news and articles of this tour here.
India announced the squad on may 28, 2014. The MS Dhoni-led side will be under pressure to deliver the results this time around after the last visit saw them whitewashed 4-0. For England though, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since they crushed India. They are without their old guard of Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott. Their form since the start of Ashes 2013-14 has been woeful.
India will be playing their first five-Test series in 12 years but Dhoni says his team is prepared. “For quite a few players it’s a first tour to England but have had exposure in South Africa and New Zealand and have a few games behind them. It’s good we are going early so that we can get into the groove. It’s a long series and not very usual to play 5-Test match series. Overall, it’s looking good. We have got enough time to prepare,” he said. Following is the detailed schedule of the series.
Below is the Test series schedule between India and England
|July 9-13||England vs India 1st Test||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||15:30 IST I 11:oo local I 10:00 GMT|
|July 17-21||England vs India 2nd Test||Lords, London||15:30 IST I 11:oo local I 10:00 GMT|
|July 27-31||England vs India 3rd Test||The Rose Bowl, Southampton||15:30 IST I 11:oo local I 10:00 GMT|
|August 7-11||England vs India 4th Test||Old Trafford, Manchester||15:30 IST I 11:oo local I 10:00 GMT|
|August 15-19||England vs India 5th Test||Kennington Oval, London||15:30 IST I 11:oo local I 10:00 GMT|
Below is the ODI series schedule between India and England
|August 25||England vs India 1st ODI||County Ground, Bristol||15:00 IST I 10:30 local I 9:30 GMT|
|August 27||England vs India 2nd ODI||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||15:00 IST I 10:30 local I 9:30 GMT|
|August 30||England vs India 3rd ODI||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||15:00 IST I 10:30 local I 9:30 GMT|
|September 2||England vs India 4th ODI||Edgbaston, Birmingham||15:00 IST I 10:30 local I 9:30 GMT|
|September 5||England vs India 5th ODI||Headingley, Leeds||15:00 IST I 10:30 local I 9:30 GMT|
India will end the series with a lone T20I
|September 7||England vs India only T20I||Edgbaston, Birmingham||19:30 IST I 15:oo local I 14:00 GMT|
India squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c &wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Stuart Binny, Mohammed Shami. To read analysis of Indian squad click here
England squad: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior (wk), Sam Robson, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.
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