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

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow has made five decent starts in the four Tests to date but has yet to kick on from a top score of 38 - AP/Ajit Solanki

England have brought back express fast bowler Mark Wood as they attempt to salvage a consolation victory against India in the fifth Test in Dharamsala.

Ollie Robinson makes way after a wicketless outing last week on his competitive comeback in Ranchi, where India moved into an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Wood replacing Robinson is England’s only change to their XI as they persist with two spinners in Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir despite the coolest conditions of the tour in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Bashir – alongside Robinson – missed practice on Wednesday due to an upset stomach but it is not thought the issue will stop him from playing in 24 hours’ time, where middle-order batter Jonny Bairstow will make his 100th Test appearance.

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 – India won by 434 runs
4th Test: February 23-27, Ranchi – India won by five wickets
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 Graeme Swann and Nick Knight.

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 is broadcasting 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?

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?

Rohit Sharma (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (wk), Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.

What is the remaining venue for the series?

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 were the Test results in 2021?

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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