India in England 2014

England confirm India tour itinerary

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September 2, 2013

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India in England 2014

  • Tour match v Leicestershire - June 26-28, Leicester
  • Tour match v Derbyshire - July 1-3, Derby
  • 1st Test - July 9-13, Trent Bridge
  • 2nd Test - July 17-21, Lord's
  • 3rd Test - July 27-31, Ageas Bowl*
  • 4th Test - August 7-11, Old Trafford
  • 5th Test - August 15-19, The Oval
  • 50-over match v Middlesex - August 22, Lord's
  • 1st ODI - August 25, Bristol
  • 2nd ODI - August 27, Sophia Gardens
  • 3rd ODI - August 30, Trent Bridge
  • 4th ODI - September 2, Edgbaston
  • 5th ODI - September 5, Headingley
  • Only T20I - September 7, Edgbaston
  • *Venue to be confirmed after final facility inspection

England face one of their most condensed home Test series after next year's schedule for India's visit was confirmed with five Tests to be held over just 42 days. It will be the first time since 1959 that India will have played five Tests on an England tour while the trip, which runs from June 23 to September 8, also includes five ODIs and one T20.

The Test matches have been crammed into a period from July 9 to August 19 with no other tour matches scheduled between any of them. In comparison, this year's Ashes series was spread over 47 days with reasonable breaks between the second and third then fourth and fifth Tests.

India will begin their tour with two three-day matches against Leicestershire and Derbyshire. The first Test will be played at Trent Bridge from July 9, while Lord's will host the second Test, which begins on July 17. While the ECB has listed the Ageas Bowl (Southampton) as a venue for the third Test it still needs to pass a final facility inspection before being rubber-stamped.

The third Test is also slated to begin on Sunday, July 27, a break from conventional scheduling in England, where Tests are usually slotted to include a full weekend. The last two Tests will be played at Old Trafford and The Oval, from August 7 and August 15, respectively.

The five ODIs, scheduled between August 25 and September 5, will be held in Bristol, Cardiff, Trent Bridge, Headingley and Edgbaston. India are also scheduled to play a 50-over game against Middlesex between the Test and ODI series. The only T20 match on the tour will be played at Edgbaston on September 7.

ECB chief executive David Collier said demand for the tickets is expected to be high: "We anticipate significant demand for tickets both for the Investec Test series, and for the One-Day International series which will be the first encounter between these two countries in the 50-Over format since India's triumph in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy competition at Edgbaston earlier this year."

India previously toured England in 2011 when they were whitewashed 4-0 in the Tests, during which England went to No. 1 in the world, and they also lost the one-dayers 3-0.

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Posted by   on (May 21, 2014, 8:31 GMT)

Hope the indian selectors will do a good job otherwise they will select raina and yuvraj in test series which is a complete wastage

Posted by   on (May 8, 2014, 11:38 GMT)

it would be a great battle

Posted by   on (September 5, 2013, 19:31 GMT)

I feel sorry for Sri Lanka - they're only getting 2 tests. Why not play 4 against India and 3 against Sri Lanka. The scheduling is so stupid it can only have been thought up by somebody like Lord MacLaurin or maybe Geoff Miller...

Posted by   on (September 4, 2013, 11:33 GMT)

@ Kenny Vinod - why on earth do you want 7 ODI's and 3 T20's in addition to 5 Test matches? Even 3 ODI's are 3 too many - what do all you people want? Does everyone want to see a burnt-out cricketer drop dead on a cricket field before they wake up and realise that there's too much played within too short a timeframe in too many countries in too many formats just to satisfy all the Boards' coffers, TV, advertisers and so-called fans? Just wake up to the problem.

Posted by John-Price on (September 4, 2013, 11:31 GMT)

Why play two warm-up games against the counties who will field sub-standard teams - why not go to Dublin for one match and play a four day game against Ireland who would relish the opportunity?

Posted by   on (September 4, 2013, 7:52 GMT)

the true teams potential of england and , india will comes out when they played againest south africa in SA Facing morkel, philander, and styen..on the most bouncy pitches at present ONLY ENGLAND looking great and superior power than others, england smashed india both in england and india also , they won matches againest a team which has the greatest captain inthe whole world......... even dhoni didnt played up to his image . againest english bowlers either in england and in india... like he played againest the most ever weaker bowling attack like australia....iam looking for a series like englands againest SA IN SA.. 5 tests 7 odis and 3 t20s that will be a great series to watch..... now india had great opening pairs for both tests and odis in da form of rohit and shikar a, tests shikhar and vijay,,,pujara, kholi, ravindra jadeja , and dhoni we have to see how they plays IN ABROAD againest SA in SA..AND ALL OVER ...

Posted by JG2704 on (September 3, 2013, 21:48 GMT)

@CandidIndian on (September 3, 2013, 9:06 GMT) Thanks bud.I would just say play 3 ODI's and 3 T20s - then if no weather we have an equal amount of T20s and ODIs and everyone's happy. 12 months is a long time in cricket but judging by some of our bowling performances in the shorter formats we may as well forfeit those in advance although I suppose it's in England so we may win one or at least get a no result in one. We're unlikely to have another dryish summer. Re the Ashes , I must admit I think 3-0 was a little flattering but I was never one who thought we'd win 5-0 - although I though (didn't say) it might be the case after the 2nd test but Aus fought well and should have won the 3rd test , although it's a relief to get away from some of those one eyed commentors who said luck/DRS/Broad not walking was the Only reason Eng won.

All the best

Posted by gaindballa on (September 3, 2013, 20:17 GMT)

So if you loose to a team 3-0 you don't invite em over when its their turn. Instead you schedule a 5 test series against a team you beat 2-1. Brilliant!!!!

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