Hyderabad: Ahead of the India vs England test match in Hyderabad, the Uppal Stadium has been decked up. The test is scheduled to kickstart on January 25.
The other four matches of the test series will be held in various Indian cities. The following is the schedule of the test series between India and England.
|Jan 25 – Jan29
|First test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
|Feb 2 – Feb 6
|Second test at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
|Feb 15 – Feb 19
|Third test at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
|Feb 23 – Feb 27
|Fourth test at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
|Mar 7 – Mar 11
|Fifth test at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
India vs England match in Hyderabad
This is the first Test series for England after the ODI World Cup 2023. Their last Test match was against Australia in June 2023, where they tied the series 2-2.
Recently, the England Cricket Team arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad ahead of their five-match Test series against India.
The England Test squad for the matches against India includes Ben Stokes (Captain), James Anderson, Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Shoib Bashir, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (Wicketkeeper), Dan Lawrence, Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, and Mark Wood.
Watch: England team arrive at Hyderabad airport ahead of test match at Uppal Stadium
KL Rahul will not play as wicketkeeper
On Tuesday, India head coach Rahul Dravid mentioned that batter KL Rahul will not keep wickets in the five-match Test series against England.
India will head into the first two Tests against England without star batter Virat Kohli, who requested to be withdrawn from the squad due to personal reasons.
Hyderabad: ICC World Cup match uncovers Uppal Stadium’s subpar seating conditions
India’s squad for the first two Tests vs England includes Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Dhruv Jurel (Wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), and Avesh Khan.
Uppal Stadium’s subpar seating conditions during ICC World Cup match
Although this time Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad has been decked up for the India vs England match, during the ICC World Cup match between Pakistan and Australia, netizens highlighted subpar seating conditions.
Uppal Stadium, officially known as the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, is owned and operated by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA).
The stadium, spanning 15 acres of land, boasts a seating capacity of 39,200.