In late January 2024, England is gearing up for one of the most challenging test series. Are you aware of it? Stay tuned to sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news to receive timely sports updates.

Embarking on a busy start to 2024, England is set to engage in a five-match test series in India. This series plays a crucial role in their “Bazball” revolution in the subcontinent.

Crucially, under the coaching stewardship of Brendon McCullum, England’s test team has maintained an undefeated record, both at home and in away matches.

During the previous visit of the England team to India, their journey was less than smooth, culminating in a 3-1 outcome. Managing only one victory, they endured three substantial defeats. Team India secured wins by margins of 317 runs, 10 wickets, and an innings and 25 runs, respectively. The question remains: Can Team India replicate this historical performance once more?

Head-to-head stats (since 2012-13)

Total test series – 9
India won- 7
England won -1
Withdrawn- 1

Updated head-to-head stats between the teams:

India in England (2021)

August: Match drawn
August: India won by 151 runs
August: England triumphed by 76 runs in an innings. nings.
September: India won by 157 runs
July 2022: England defeated by seven wickets (match postponed due to COVID-19).

England in India (2021)

February: England won by 227 runs
February: India won by 317 runs
February: India won by 10 wickets
March: India won by a score of 125 runs to none.

Squad

England’s 16-man squad for India

Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Shoaib Bashir, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed.

India’s 16-man squad for first two Tests

Rohit Sharma (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan, Shubman Gill.

Full schedule & fixture list:

1st Test: January 25-29, Hyderabad (Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium/ Uppal Stadium), Time: 9:30 am (local), 4 am (UK time)

2nd Test: February 2-6, Visakhapatnam (Venue: Dr YS Rajashekhar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium), Time: 9:30 am (local),4 am (UK time)

3rd Test: February 15-19, Rajkot (Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium/ Khandheri Cricket Stadium) Time: 9:30 am (local), 4 am (UK time)

4th Test: February 23-27, Ranchi (Venue: Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium) Time: 9:30 am (local), 4 am (UK time)

5th Test: March 7-11, Dharamsala (Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium) Time: 9:30 am (local), 4 am (UK time)

Streaming Partners:

In the UK, you have to tune in to TNT Sports (formerly BT Sports) to watch the match.

In India, you have to tune into Jio Cinema to watch the live match.

Following a decisive victory against South Africa, Team India currently holds the top ranking. In an effort to counter Team India, England has introduced Bashir into their lineup. Bashir, with only six first-class cricket games for Somerset, has showcased notable performances during an England Lions training camp in the UAE, as acknowledged by sports experts.

Final words:

Team India exhibits evident superiority over the England team in this format. Can Team England effortlessly overcome them? Our hopes are pinned on a victory for Team India. Keep abreast of all the latest news updates on time by staying connected with sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news.