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India Test series UNDERWAY with T20 World Cup and Ashes to follow in winter

ENGLAND are coming to the end of their stacked summer schedule with India currently in the firing line.

Joe Root’s sides are looking to end the summer with a test win over India before the T20 World Cup gets going in October.

Root's England were beaten in India


Root’s England were beaten in IndiaCredit: AFP or licensors

England cricket fixtures 2021

It’s set to be a busy year for England, who squeezed in a packed winter schedule on the subcontinent.

Now they return to the familiar green pitches of home, with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and New Zealand all having visited this summer.

Here’s how 2021 is shaping across the Test, T20 and ODI formats:

Winter dates

Sri Lanka Test series (away)

India Test series (away)

India T20 series (away)

India ODI series (away)

Jimmy Anderson is looking to break more records this year


Jimmy Anderson is looking to break more records this yearCredit: Getty – Pool

Summer dates

New Zealand Test series (home)

Sri Lanka ODI series (home)

Pakistan ODI series (home)

Pakistan T20 series (home)

India Test series (home)

  • 1st Test, Trent Bridge – MATCH DRAWN
  • 2nd Test, Lord’s – Thursday, August 12 to Monday, August 16 (11am BST)
  • 3rd Test, Headingley – Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday, August 29 (11am BST)
  • 4th Test, The Oval – Thursday, September 2 to Monday, September 6 (11am BST)
  • 5th Test, Old Trafford – Friday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 14 (11am BST)

Pakistan T20 series (away)

  • 1st T20, Karachi – Thursday, October 14 (2pm BST)
  • 2nd T20, Karachi – Friday, October 15 (2pm BST)

T20 World Cup – India

  • TBC – October to November

Ashes (away)

  • 1st Test, Gabba – Tuesday, November 23 (1am GMT)
  • 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval – Thursday, December 2 (5am GMT)
  • 3rd Test, The WACA – Tuesday, December 14 (12.30am GMT)
  • 4th Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground – Boxing Day (12.30am GMT)
  • 5th Test, Sydney Cricket Ground – Tuesday, January 4 2022 (3.30am GMT)

Will fans be allowed at England’s summer matches?

  • Fans are back in stadiums for the rest of the summer, including the Test matches against India.
  • Supporters are allowed back at full capacity, following the government’s trial period earlier this summer.

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