England and India prepare to do battle once more in the third Test following an absorbing, exhilarating second clash that saw the visitors come out on top after five full days of action.


Captain Joe Root will have been pleased with the position his men were in going into Day 5 of the second Test, knowing that sweeping away a flimsy Indian tail would lead to a full day of hunting down a modest run total.

However, a remarkable 56 (not out) display from Mohammed Shami swung the momentum of the entire match from England's grasp to India's grip.

Virat Kohli declared at 298/8 and a devastating bowling attack wiped through England's entire batting line-up for a meagre 120.

England are looking to hit back with a refreshed line-up after letting their position slip so drastically, with Root's captaincy under the microscope once again despite heroic batting performances.

Opener Dom Sibley has been dropped for the third Test after making it to 35 just once in his last 15 innings, with T20I specialist Dawid Malan coming into the fray.

Rory Burns – who is also under immense scrutiny – is expected to open with Haseed Hameed and Malan could slot into No.3 before Root enters as the traditional No.4.

RadioTimes.com brings you the TV schedule and all the details you need to know about England v India in a big summer of cricket.

When are England v India Test matches?

The Test matches are scheduled to run from Wednesday 4th August 2021 to 14th September 2021.

The upcoming third Test will take place between Wednesday 25th August 2021 and Sunday 29th August 2021.

You can check out the full schedule below.

What time is England v India in the UK?

Play starts at 11am each morning with up to 25 days worth of Test match action set to go down over a six-week period.

While there's been plenty of chatter about The Hundred, all the buzz will now surround India's tour of England which is set to provide show-stopping drama to round off the summer months.

England v India TV schedule

The England v India Test schedule is as follows:

  • 1st Test – 4th-8th August
  • 2nd Test – 12th-16th August
  • 3rd Test – 25th-29th August
  • 4th Test – 2nd-6th September
  • 5th Test – 10th-14th September

How to watch England v India on TV

You can watch the matches live on Sky Sports Cricket 45 minutes before the start of play for each match. Coverage on the opening day of the first Test starts an hour beforehand.

You can add the Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football channels for just £18 per month combined or pick up the complete sports package for just £25 per month.

Live stream England v India online

Sky Sports customers can live stream the games via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices including most smartphones and tablets as part of their subscription.

You can also watch the matches via NOW without signing up to a contract.

NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW is also available via BT Sport.

Listen to England v India on radio

BBC have the rights to broadcast ball-by-ball commentary of India's tour of England with the Test Match Special team set to bring full coverage throughout every day of every Test match.

The majority of broadcasts will be aired on BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra, while BBC Radio 4 will air several of the days throughout the weeks to come.


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