The four-match Test series between India and England will be played from 5 February. After that, 5 T20 and 3 ODIs will also be played between both. At the same time, The BCCI is planning to allow 50 percent crowd during the upcoming series. If this happens, fans can also be given entry in the IPL to be held from April. Meanwhile, No official announcement has yet been made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
According to the media reports, the spectators will be allowed in all the venues (Chennai, Ahmedabad and Pune). However, some state associations might allow 20 or 25 percent of capacity at their stadiums. BCCI is in talks with ECB regarding this matter.
First 2 Tests in Chennai and last 2 matches in Ahmedabad:
Keeping in mind the workload, BCCI has announced Team India for the first 2 Tests. These matches will be played in Chennai. Meanwhile, the remaining two Tests of the series will take place at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, while the first Test of the series will be played from 5 February. After that, T20 will be played from March 12 and ODI series from March 23. The T20 series will be held in Ahmedabad and the ODI series in Pune. Both the teams will travel on a chartered plane.
Indian team for series against England:
Openers: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal
Middle-order: Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Riddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul
Fast bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur
Spinner: R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel
Standby: KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rahul Chahar
Net Bowlers: Ankit Rajput, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Warrier, Krishnappa Gautam, Saurabh Kumar