BCCI announced the England tour of India 2016-17 schedule couple of days back. The tour consists of 5 Test Matches, 3 One Day Internationals (ODI) matches, 3 T20 matches. Let us the schedule, venues and live telecast information in details.
This is the first time since 32 years that 5 test matches will be played between these two nations. In 1984-85 England had toured of India for 5 test matches. Along with 5 Test Matches, there are 3 One Day Internationals (ODI) matches, 3 T20 matches to be played at different venues. It will be great opportunity for both sides to prove themselves.
Last time England had toured India in 2012 and they had beaten India by 2-1 in test series. So they will be expecting similar kind of performance in this series too. India, on other hand, will look forward to take home advantage. New head coach Anil Kumble showed eagerness and welcomed the change and development. He also said that he was looking forward to the contest.
The tour will begin from test series which will start from 9 November, 2016. It’s a long tour starting from 9 November, 2016 to 1 February, 2016. Indian captain Virat Kohli welcomed the announcement of the tour. He said, ‘It will be an exciting contest. England is one of the better sides in the world. So we can expect some high quality cricket even though we are playing at home.”
Let us see the full schedule of the tour with venues.
1st Test, November 9-13, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
2nd Test, November 17-21, ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
3rd Test, November 26-30, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
4th Test, December 8-12, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
5th Test, December 16-20, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
One Day Internationals
1st ODI, January 15th (D/N), Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune
2nd ODI, January 19th (D/N), Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
3rd ODI, January 22nd (D/N), Eden Gardens, Kolkata
1st T20I, January 26th, Green Park, Kanpur
2nd T20I, January 29th, Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
3rd T20I, February 1st, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Live telecast of England tour of India 2016-17
Star sports will have official rights to broadcast the live telecast of the matches as per schedule.