The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has publicized the dates and venues for the upcoming home series against England that comprises of five Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). The series will kick-off in Rajkot with the first Test, which is scheduled to be played from November 9-13, 2016.
Just like their last tour to India in 2012, England will lock horns in the Test matches first before returning home. They will make their way back to the subcontinent in January, 2017, to complete the ODI and T20I leg of the tour.
The BCCI had previously announced six (Indore, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Dharamsala, Ranchi and Pune) new Test venues from this calendar year (2016-17) with Indore set to host the visiting New Zealand team in October. Rajkot and Visakhapatnam now follow the trend, hosting the first two Tests before the series moves on to the traditional venues in Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.
The tourists then return home for a Christmas and New Year break before returning to India to complete the remainder of the tour.
The tour resumes with the first ODI to be played in Pune on January 15th, 2017. Cuttack and Kolkata will complete the ODI leg while Kanpur, Nagpur and Bengaluru are scheduled to host the T20Is.
India are yet to beat England in a Test series since the Sachin Tendulkar inspired stunning 387-run chase during the 2008-09 home series.
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