England cricket fixtures 2021: India series – live stream info, TV channel and Test, ODI and T20 schedule

ENGLAND are now setting their sights on India after beating Sri Lankain a terrific series.

Joe Root's men were only able to play nine Test matches in the last 12 months, but outplayed the hosts in Galle on a spinning deck.

With The Ashes in Australia coming up at the end of the year, England will be hoping to gain some momentum before heading Down Under.

What's the India series TV latest?

English Test cricket could return to FREE terrestrial TV with Channel 4 hoping to jump in and grab the India series at the lat minute.

Negotiations have dragged on between the part publicly-funded broadcaster, as well as Sky Sports and BT Sport all interested in grabbing the rights.

Channel 4 last broadcast cricket 15 years ago and have been in talks with Indian host broadcaster Star Sports, who initially wanted exclusive rights to stream the series in the UK.

But they have seen common sense and are happy for the series to be hosted by a British broadcaster, describing the offer from C4 as "compelling".

England cricket fixtures 2021

It's set to be a busy year for England, with a packed winter schedule before welcoming Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka for home fixtures in the summer.

Currently, the Ashes 2021-22 schedule hasn't been released but we'll update you with those dates when we have them.

Here's how 2021 is shaping across the Test, T20 and ODI formats:

Winter dates

Sri Lanka Test series (away)

  • 2nd Test, Galle – ENGLAND WON BY SIX WICKETS

India Test series (away)

  • 1st Test, Chennai – Friday, February 5 to Tuesday, February 9 (4am GMT)
  • 2nd Test, Chennai – Saturday, February 13 to Wednesday, February 17 (4am GMT)
  • 3rd Test, Ahmedabad – Wednesday, February 24 to Sunday, February 28 (9am GMT)
  • 4th Test, Ahmedabad – Thursday, March 4 to Monday, March 8 (4am GMT)

India T20 series (away)

  • 1st T20, Ahmedabad – Friday, March 12 (1.30pm GMT)
  • 2nd T20, Ahmedabad – Sunday, March 14 (1.30pm GMT)
  • 3rd T20, Ahmedabad – Tuesday, March 16 (1.30pm GMT)
  • 4th T20, Ahmedabad – Thursday, March 18 (1.30pm GMT)
  • 5th T20, Ahmedabad – Saturday, March 20 (1.30pm GMT)

India ODI series (away)

  • 1st ODI, Pune – Tuesday, March 23 (8am GMT)
  • 2nd ODI, Pune – Friday, March 26 (8am GMT)
  • 3rd ODI, Pune – Sunday, March 28 (8am GMT)

Summer dates

Sri Lanka ODI series (home)

  • 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street – Tuesday, June 29 (11am BST)
  • 2nd ODI, The Oval – Thursday, July 1 (1pm BST)
  • 3rd ODI, Bristol – Sunday, July 4 (11am BST)

Pakistan ODI series (home)

  • 1st ODI, Cardiff – Thursday, July 8 (1pm BST)
  • 2nd ODI, Lord's – Saturday, July 10 (11am BST)
  • 3rd ODI, Edgbaston – Tuesday, July 13 (1pm BST)

Pakistan T20 series (home)

  • 1st T20, Trent Bridge – Friday, July 16 (6.30pm BST)
  • 2nd T20, Headingley – Sunday, July 18 (6.30pm BST)
  • 3rd T20, Old Trafford – Tuesday, July 20 (6.30pm BST)

India Test series (home)

  • 1st Test, Trent Bridge – Wednesday, August 4 to Sunday, August 8 (11am BST)
  • 2nd Test, Lord's – Thursday, August 12 to Monday, August 16 (11am BST)
  • 3rd Test, Headingley – Wednesday, August 25 to Sunday, August 29 (11am BST)
  • 4th Test, The Oval – Thursday, September 2 to Monday, September 6 (11am BST)
  • 5th Test, Old Trafford – Friday, September 10 to Tuesday, September 14 (11am BST)

Pakistan T20 series (away)

  • 1st T20, Karachi – Thursday, October 14 (2pm BST)
  • 2nd T20, Karachi – Friday, October 15 (2pm BST)

Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?

To watch England play in the UK, you'll need to have Sky Sports Cricket.

Sky have exclusive rights to show every ball of England's matches in 2021.

Highlights on free-to-air TV are available on Channel 5.

If you don't have Sky, you can purchase a NOW TV pass from £9.99 to stream the action on a number of devices.

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