India vs England
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BCCI and ECB on Thursday announced the schedule for India vs England 2020 series to play 4 Test, 5 T20I, and 3 ODI matches during Feb-March 2020.

England tour of India 2020

The renovated Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad will host two Tests and five T20 internationals during England’s tour of India early next year, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said on Thursday. One of the Tests will be a day-night affair, starting February 24.

new Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium known as Motera Stadium
Motera Stadium Ahmedabad

“Two Tests and five T20 internationals between India and England will be played in Ahmedabad. The third and fourth Tests will be played in Ahmedabad. The third Test will be a pink-ball, day-night Test, while the fourth Test will be a day game. The day-night Test will be played from February 24,” Shah told reporters at the inauguration of the Gujarat Cricket Association’s indoor cricket academy in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

“The much-awaited marquee series will kickstart with a 4-match Test series for Anthony de Mello Trophy, the first of which will be played in Chennai from the 5th of February. Chennai will also host the second Test while the newly built Sardar Patel Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the remaining two Test matches,” it said.

“The last leg of the tour will feature ODIs and all three matches will be held in Pune. The BCCI has restricted the tour to just three venues keeping in mind the current pandemic situation prevailing in the country,” it added.

India vs England Schedule 2020

Test Schedule

S.No. Date Match Venue
1 5th _ 9th Feb 1st Test Chennai
2 13th – 17th Feb 2nd Test Chennai
3 24th – 28th Feb 3rd Test (D/N) Ahmedabad
4 4th — 8th March 4th Test Ahmedabad


T20I Schedule

S.No. Date Match Venue
1 12th March 1st T20I Ahmedabad
2 14th March 2nd T20I Ahmedabad
3 16th March 3rd T20I Ahmedabad
4 18th March 4th T20I Ahmedabad
5 20th March 5th T20I Ahmedabad


ODI Schedule

S.No. Date Match Venue
1 23rd March 1st ODI Pune
2 26th March 2nd ODI Pune
3 28th March 3rd ODI Pune


Motera stadium

The new Motera stadium is said to be the world’s largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 110,000, built at a cost of Rs 700 crore. It was set for a gala opening through an exhibition match between Asia XI and World XI in March this year, but the pandemic forced a cancellation.


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