The full schedule of upcoming India vs England series will begin on February 5, 2021, which was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). India will host England, its first bilateral series at home since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
As per the plan, England cricket players will head to India on January 27 directly from Sri Lanka. The test series between India and England starts on February 5.
Chennai and Ahmedabad will be the two host venues for the four-Test series during England’s tour of India early next year, the BCCI and ECB confirmed on Thursday, December 10.
The third and fourth test matches are scheduled to play at the redeveloped Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. The largest cricket stadium in the world with a capacity of 110,000 is Sardar Patel Stadium. The third match of four test matches in Ahmedabad will be a day-night Test match.
Also, Ahmedabad’s refurbished Motera stadium will the five-match T20I series between the two sides.
Then ODIs and T20s of the tour start on March 12 with the T20s. England recently returned home early from a white-ball tour of South Africa after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the hotel where the teams were staying.
NEWS 🚨 : BCCI, ECB announce itinerary for England’s tour of India 2020-21.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 10, 2020
“The BCCI prioritises health and safety of both teams and will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the tour is held adhering to all safety protocols agreed by the BCCI and ECB medical teams,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.
“Both Boards have worked closely to put together an exciting series that promises to provide high octane action between two powerhouses of world cricket. This will be India’s first bilateral series at home since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the home season will bring back joy to cricket fans.”
India vs England 2021 – The full itinerary
England Tour of India Tests:
1st Test – Feb 5 – 9, Chennai
2nd Test – Feb 13 – 17, Chennai
3rd Test – Feb 24 – 28, Ahmedabad (D/N)
4th Test – Mar 4 – 8, Ahmedabad
T20Is: All games at Motera, Ahmedabad
1st T20I – March 12
2nd T20I – March 14
3rd T20I – March 16
4th T20I – March 18
5th T20I – March 20
ODIs: All games at Pune
1st ODI – March 23
2nd ODI – March 26
3rd ODI – March 28