India’s cricket team is set to shift gears from their recent 3-0 ODI victory against Afghanistan to red-ball mode as they prepare to take on England in a highly anticipated five-match Test series. The last time India played a Test match was during the South Africa tour, where they engaged in a thrilling two-match series that ended in a 1-1 draw.
In the opening Test, India faced a setback, suffering a massive innings and a 32-run defeat. However, they displayed resilience in the second game, securing a resounding victory by seven wickets. Now, as they gear up to face England on home soil, the absence of key player Virat Kohli in the opening two Tests adds an interesting twist to the series.
The series opener is scheduled to take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on January 25, Thursday. England, seeking to replicate their 2012 success, last won a Test series on Indian soil under the leadership of Alastair Cook. This will be England’s first Test series since drawing the Ashes at home last year.
Cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the clash between these two cricketing giants, and here’s all you need to know ahead of the 1st Test:
Date and Time: The 1st Test match between India and England will commence at 9:30 am IST on January 25, Thursday.
Venue: The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad will host the opening encounter.
Broadcast: Sports18 Network will telecast the India vs England match in India.
Live Streaming: Catch the action live on the JioCinema app and website in India.