IND vs ENG Series: India to host England in February, World's largest cricket stadium ready for D/N Test

IND vs ENG Series: India will host its first bilateral series at home since the COVID-19 outbreak when England visits for a two-month long tour containing the three ODIs, five T20s, and four Tests starting from February 5. The World's largest cricket stadium ready for Day/Night Test match.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 10, 2020 19:18 IST
IND vs ENG Series: India to host England in February, World's largest cricket stadium ready for D/N Test
India vs England Series in Feb 2021

IND vs ENG Series: Virat Kohli led Team India will host its first bilateral series at home since the COVID-19 outbreak when Eoin Morgan's England visits for a two-month long tour containing the three ODIs, five T20s, and four Tests starting from February 2021. World's largest cricket stadium ready to host the last two Tests between India and England (IND vs ENG), including the third (D/N) match. Also, The five-match T20I series also will be scheduled here. 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the entire schedule of this tour on Thursday. The tour will begin on February 5 in Chennai. After that, the white-ball leg of the England tour of India starts on March 12 with the five T20s.

The four-match Test series between India and England starts on Feb 5, with the third and fourth matches being the first to be held at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad - the World's largest Cricket Stadium with a capacity of over 1 lakh spectators. This will be India's third Pink Ball Test. Which will be played from 24-28 February.

Also Read - India Tour of England 2021 - Fixtures, Schedule with dates and timings

Englands players will head to India on Jan 27 directly from Sri Lanka, where they are scheduled to play two rescheduled test matches.

However, the England cricket team recently returned home early from a white-ball tour of South Africa after the COVID-19 crisis deepens in South Africa.

Team India has so far played the only Pink-ball Test, which they played against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens a couple of years ago, while it is ready to play its second and first overseas Pink Ball Test against Australia on 17 December in Adelaide within the India tour of Australia.