🏏 India vs England 2021 - Full schedule, Squads, Match Previews, Results & Discussions

Moeen Ali is back.

Between August 30, 2018 and August 5, 2019 – his last stint in England’s Test team – no bowler in the world took more Test wickets.

In 10 matches, he took 48 wickets at an average of 25.27. :muscle: :muscle:


After a 227-run defeat in the first Test, how will India approach the 2nd Test in Chennai? Will Virat Kohli make changes to the playing XI? Harsha Bhogle previews the 2nd Test.

Confident of India staging a strong comeback in 2nd Test - Harsha Bhogle


From Vijay Hazare and Len Hutton, to Virat Kohli and Joe Root :hourglass_flowing_sand:

It’s :india: 5 - 4 :black_flag: to the hosts across 10 Tests in Chennai (1 Draws)

What will the Head to Head tally look like after the next Test? :thinking:



India squad for 3rd and 4th Tests: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

Net Bowlers: Ankit Rajpoot, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gowtham, Saurabh Kumar

Standby players: KS Bharat, Rahul Chahar.

Released players: Shahbaz Nadeem Abhimanyu Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Shardul Thakur


India vs England: 3rd Test in Ahmedabad

India are gearing up for the third Test against England at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, which begins on Wednesday.

Both the teams come into the third Test with the series tied at 1-1. England took the lead in the series in the first match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, before India won the second game - also held at the same venue.

This will be only the second Day-Night Test held in India and only the third time that India will play one.

India’s first Day-Night Test came at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata against Bangladesh in 2019, where Virat Kohli scored a century and Ishant Sharma took five wickets as the hosts ran out comfortable winners.

India also played Australia in a pink-ball Test in Adelaide just before the England series, where they suffered the infamous 36 all-out to go 1-0 down in the contest Down Under, before eventually coming back to record a historic win.

The Day-Night Test at the Motera will also be the first international match to be held at the stadium after it was renovated to make it the largest cricket stadium in the world.


India need to avoid defeat as a loss in any of the last two Tests would mean the end of their chances to reach the WTC final. They need to win at least two Tests and also ensure that they win the series.


All you need to know about Motera Stadium

The third Test is all set to be the pink-ball - day-night - Test series and will take place at the newly built Motera Stadium. The fourth Test as well as the five-T20I series will take at the same venue.

The stadium has a seating capacity of 1,10,000 and is the world’s largest cricket stadium and second-largest sports ground in world.

The Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, with a seating capacity of 1,14,000 is the world’s largest stadium.

The principal contractor for designing and rebuilding the Motera Stadium was Larsen and Toubro.

The new Motera Stadium - spread across 63 acres - has three entry points and has 76 corporate boxes with a seating capacity of 25 each. It also has an Olympic-size swimming pool and four dressing rooms.

The new stadium does not have floodlights but instead has LED lights on the roof.


All set for Ishant Sharma’s 100th Test match in Motera Stadium. :100: :raised_hands:


Can England bounce back with the Pink Ball or will hosts India take a 2-1 lead to boost their WTC qualification chances? Watch Michael Vaughan and Harsha Bhogle preview the all-important 3rd Test at Motera.

Tough to stop the juggernaut, predict an India win in 3rd Test: Michael Vaughan


Can Rohit equal Virender Sehwag’s record? :100: :eyes:



India vs England | 3rd Test | Motera | Preview | RJ Raunak


Ishant Sharma today became the 70th player to appear in 100 Test matches
He is now the second tallest cricketer to play in 100 Test matches!


Fourth Test fifty for Zak Crawley!

His third-wicket stand with Joe Root is nearing the 50-run mark.


Ravichandran Ashwin has taken the most number of wickets in Tests since 2015


A five-wicket haul in his debut Test
A five-wicket haul in his second Test

Axar Patel :clap:


:white_check_mark: Five-wicket haul on debut
:white_check_mark: Six-wicket haul in the second Test

It’s been a dream start to Test cricket for Axar Patel :fire: :fire:


India vs England 3rd Test at Dinner break

At the break, India are 5 without loss, trail by 107

Axar Patel (6/38) wreaked havoc as England were bowled out for 112.

Ishant Sharma, playing his 100th Test, got an early breakthrough for India in the Pink Ball Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Day 1. Axar Patel struck soon after to reduce the visitors to 27/2. Zak Crawley, playing his first match in India, moved to his 50 off 68 balls to stage a recovery. Ravichandran Ashwin removed Joe Root (17) and Patel snared Crawley (53) just before the end of the session to get India back in control. At the end of the first session, England were 81/4.

Ashwin struck right after the break to get Ollie Pope out for 1 before Axar struck thrice to remove Ben Stokes (6), Jofra Archer (11) and Stuart Broad (3), to complete his second 5-wicket haul in Tests. He finished with 6/38 as England were all out for 112 in the second session. At the end of the second session, India had just started their first innings and put up 5/0.

Live Cricket Score

:six: Wickets for Axar Patel
:three: Wickets for Ashwin
:one: Wicket for Ishant Sharma



Most wickets falling on the opening day of a D/N Test:

13/211 ENG v IND (Ahmedabad 2021)
13/233 Eng v NZ (Auckland 2018)
13/280 Ban v Ind (Kolkata 2019)
13/339 SA v Zim (Port Elizabeth 2017)


on 19 Nov 2012: Virender Sehwag was the last to hit a six (off England’s Samit Patel) at the old Gujarat Stadium in Motera.
on 25 Feb 2021: Ishant Sharma is first to hit a six (off Jack Leach) at the new Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera.


Ishant Sharma after playing 194 international matches for India (100 in Tests, 80 ODIs, 14 T20Is) has just hit his first six of his career after facing 2677 balls!