England begin a busy year of Test cricket with a five-match series in India, as they aim to continue their ‘Bazball’ revolution in the subcontinent.
Since Brendon McCullum took over the reins of the Test team in 2022, England have yet to lose a Test series at home or away, winning four and drawing three. Their overall Test win-loss record is at 14 victories and six defeats in the same period.
An intense six-week tour of India is likely to be another stern test of the ‘new England’. The last time they toured there they were on the end of a 3-1 hiding. They won the first Test but then lost the next three heavily by 317 runs, 10 wickets and an innings and 25 runs respectively.
Indeed, since their famous 2-1 victory in 2012/3 England have won just one Test out of nine in India, losing seven and drawing the other one.
The tour comes after England’s white-ball side end their year with a T20 and one-day international tour of the West Indies.
When is it?
The five-Test series runs from January 25 2024 until March 11 2024, assuming the final Test goes the full five days.
What is the full fixture list and schedule?
All times Greenwich Mean Time
1st Test: January 25–29, Hyderabad (4am)
2nd Test: February 2–6, Visakhapatnam (4am)
3rd Test: February 15–19, Rajkot (4am)
4th Test: February 23-27, Ranchi (4am)
5th Test: March 7–11, Dharamsala (4am)