India to play first 5-Test series in England since 1959

Sep 03, 2013, 04:58 IST | AFP

India will play five Tests in England for the first time since 1959 during next year's tour, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced yesterday

The tour schedule also sees 50-over world champions India, who beat England by five runs in the Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston in June, involved in five one-day internationals and a one-day international.

Three of the five Tests will be played at southern venues, Lord’s and The Oval in London plus Southampton’s Rose Bowl although, as the latter is a relatively new international ground, the Test there is still subject to confirmation following an ECB inspection visit.

England beat India 2-1 in India in a Test series last year, before sharing a two-match T20 series and then losing a five-match one-day campaign 3-2. India’s England tour which is scheduled to be played from July 9 to September 7.

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