England vs India, Test series and tour: Next match, full schedule and fixtures

Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking the wicket of Joe Root in the second Test

England could be spared a rematch with Jasprit Bumrah in Rajkot next week with India considering resting him for the third Test.

Virat Kohli, meanwhile, is now not expected to play any part in the series, having initially sat out the first two matches for “personal reasons”. It is still unknown why the former captain is unavailable for selection.

India won the second match of the series thanks to Ollie Pope’s 196 and Tom Hartley’s second-innings seven-for. India bounced back with victory in the second match, set up by Yashasvi Jaiswal’s double century and rounded off by Bumrah’s nine wickets in the match.

The hosts are expected to name their squad for the next two Tests by the end of the week. England, meanwhile, are on a break with their families in Abu Dhabi.

What is the full fixture list and schedule?

All times UK

1st Test: January 25–29, Hyderabad – England won by 28 runs
2nd Test: February 2–6,  Visakhapatnam – India won by 106 runs
3rd Test: February 15–19, Rajkot (4am start)
4th Test: February 23-27, Ranchi (4am start)
5th Test: March 7–11, Dharamsala (4am start)

What TV channel is India vs England on?

In the UK, TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) is showing the series after reaching an agreement just nine days before the first ball was bowled. The matches are also available to view on discovery+. Commentary is being taken from the world feed, which features Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan.

Although there was no studio presence at all for the first Test, for rest of the series, TNT Sports flew Alastair Cook and Steven Finn to Sweden in order to get up early and provide an on-screen presence. The studio host is Kate Mason.

The live radio coverage is on Talksport 2, not BBC Test Match Special. Although the BBC bid for the rights, they were beaten by the commercial broadcaster. Talksport will broadcast the next leg of England’s tour of India primarily from London with a significantly reduced team on location in Rajkot and Ranchi.

Who is in the England squad?

England’s squad of 16 features a mix of youth and experience. Veterans like Joe Root and James Anderson are joined by rookie spinners in Shoaib Bashir and Tom Hartley, the latter of whom took nine wickets on debut in the opening game. Harry Brook was allowed to return to the UK before the first Test even started, for personal reasons. He may be available for selection later in the tour but has been replaced in the squad by Dan Lawrence.

Jack Leach of England is hit by the ball after misfielding during day two of the 1st Test Match between India and England at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on January 26, 2024 in Hyderabad,
Jack Leach was ruled out of the second Test - Getty Images/Stu Forster

England’s 16-man squad for India

Ben Stokes (captain), Rehan Ahmed, 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
Added: Dan Lawrence

Who is in the India squad?

India went into this series as the top-ranked side in Test cricket, after a 1-1 draw in the three-match contest against South Africa. The hosts confirmed their 16-man squad for the first two Test matches, only for Virat Kohli to pull out for undisclosed personal reasons. He was replaced by Rajat Patidar.

After the first Test, India’s injury problems deepened with Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul both becoming unavailable for the second Test owing to injuries.

India’s squad for first two Tests

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, 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
Added: Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Sourabh Kumar, Washington Sundar

What are the venues and stadiums for the Tests?

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium/Uppal Stadium

Location: Hyderabad
Established: 2003
Capacity: 55,000

General view of play during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup India 2023 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on October 10, 2023 in Hyderabad, India
The five-Test series kicks off in Hyderabad - Getty Images/Alex Davidson

Dr YS Rajashekar Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium

Location: Visakhapatnam 
Established: 2003 
Capacity: 40,000

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium/Khandheri Cricket Stadium

Location: Rajkot 
Established: 2009 
Capacity: 28,000

Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium

Location: Ranchi 
Established: 2011
Capacity: 50,000

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

Location: Dharamsala
Established: 2003
Capacity: 23,000

New Zealand's players attend a practice session on the eve of their 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international (ODI) match against Australia at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on October 27, 2023.
The HPCA Stadium has hosted several World Cup games - AFP/Arun Sankar

What are the most recent Test results between the two teams?

India in England (2021)

August: Match drawn
August: India won by 151 runs
August: England won by an innings and 76 runs
September: India won by 157 runs
July 2022 (match delayed by Covid): England won by seven wickets

England in India (2021)

February: England won by 227 runs
February: India won by 317 runs
February: India won by 10 wicket
March: India won by an innings and 25 runs

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