India tour of England 2011 Schedule

Date Match Details
Thu Jul 21 - Mon Jul 25
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
England vs India, 1st Test
Lords, London
Fri Jul 29 - Tue Aug 2
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
England vs India, 2nd Test
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Wed Aug 10 - Sun Aug 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
England vs India, 3rd Test
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Thu Aug 18 - Mon Aug 22
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
England vs India, 4th Test
Kennington Oval, London
Wed Aug 31
20:00 local | 19:00 GMT
England vs India, 1st T20
D/N
Old Trafford, Manchester
Sat Sep 3
10:45 local | 09:45 GMT
England vs India, 1st ODI
Riverside Ground, Chester le Street
Tue Sep 6
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
England vs India, 2nd ODI
D/N
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Fri Sep 9
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
England vs India, 3rd ODI
D/N
Kennington Oval, London
Sun Sep 11
10:45 local | 09:45 GMT
England vs India, 4th ODI
Lords, London
Fri Sep 16
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
England vs India, 5th ODI
D/N
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

India will be on a long tour to England in the month of July in 2011. Being played so much cricket at Indian Subcontinent, this would be after long time India would be traveling overseas.

Considering England's recent form in ODIs, their rating has been higher than their level of performance. In Tests however its been a different bowl game. The Cardiff test match in 2009 Ashes and the Johannesburg test against South Africa have been exemplary performance which had them coming out of drumming to draw the match. England's mental toughness in test cricket has played a very important part in their resurgence after the whitewash in the 2007 Ashes. India led by their extremely dynamic captain Dhoni has been on a roll. They have recently beaten Australiain a test series at home in tests and they conquered the world cup by beating in-form teams like Australia, Pakistan and Srilanka. A successful English summer will further establish India's legacy in the world of cricket and they will be hoping that everything goes right for them.

England has recently been struggling with injuries and their side will be boosted by the return of their stars Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad. They will rely heavily on their top order and captain Andrew Strauss will have to play a huge part in order to ensure England's success. The Indians will bank on their frightening batting line up in order which contains the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and explosive players like Sehwag, Yuvraj and Dhoni. The presence of Dravid and Laxman in the test side will make them a formidable opponent. However, their traditional weakness against seam and swing bowling will be an area England will be looking to target. Another area that the English can exploit is the evident gap in the Indian bowling which has been carried by Zaheer and the spin bowlers over the years. In a gist, India has a better side and England will really have to bring in their A game to challenge them.

Indian Squad : Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain & wk), Gautam Gambhir (vice Capt), Virender Sehwag, Abhivan Mukund, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Wriddhiman Saha (wk)



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