India tour of England 2021: India and England are all set to play 10 Test matches against each other in the year 2021.
ECB (England Cricket Board) has announced the provisional schedule of their grand summer for the year 2021. At this point in time, England will host Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India next summer.
With uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, schedules are highly likely to be changed going forward. With the inaugural ICC World Test Championship also to be played in the next English summer, the finalists for the same will also have an impact on the scheduling.
Having suffered significant losses due to COVID-19 pandemic this year, ECB would be hoping to put on display a stellar summer season next year to recover losses.
“We had an amazing summer of international cricket this year with some memorable performances, and we know how much enjoyment it brought to people whilst staying at home,” ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said in a statement.
India tour of England 2021
According to the provisional schedule, Sri Lanka will travel to England for a three-match ODI series to commence their summer. Pakistan, who will host England for two T20Is in October 2021, will also travel to England for three ODIs and as many T20Is.
It is worth mentioning that Sri Lanka might also play other formats in England especially if England don’t qualify for the final match of the World Test Championship.
The high-profile contest of the next English summer will that be between England and India. Set to play a five-match Test series in either of India or UAE, the two teams will again lock horns which will account for them playing 10 Test matches within eight-nine months next year.
Sri Lanka tour of England 2021
June 29 – 1st ODI, Emirates Riverside Durham
July 1 – 2nd ODI, Kia Oval
July 4 – 3rd ODI, Bristol County Ground
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Pakistan tour of England 2021
July 8 – 1st ODI, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
July 10 – 2nd ODI, Lord’s
July 13 – 3rd ODI, Edgbaston
July 16 – 1st T20I, Trent Bridge
July 18 – 2nd T20I, Emerald Headingley
July 20 – 3rd T20I, Emirates Old Trafford
India tour of England 2021
August 4-8 – 1st Test Match, Trent Bridge
August 12-16 – 2nd Test Match, Lord’s
August 25-29 – 3rd Test Match, Emerald Headingley
September 2-6 – 4th Test Match, Kia Oval
September 10-14 – 5th Test Match, Emirates Old Trafford