England vs India LIVE: Full talkSPORT commentary and exclusive coverage as Joe Root and co take on Virat Kohli’s stars in first Test today

England kick off their winter tour of India today with the talkSPORT network bringing you live and exclusive coverage of the iconic cricket series.

Joe Root’s men claimed two fine victories away to Sri Lanka in January to kick off their 2021 in style.
Joe Root’s England take on India in four Tests this winter
Virat Kohli’s India will provide a huge test for England
Now they face one of the toughest challenges in world cricket – a series in India.
England will face their old foes in four Test matches – starting in the early hours on Friday – as well as five T20s and three ODIs.
While England impressed in Sri Lanka, they will know they must improve again if they are to claim a memorable Test series win against the ‘Men in Blue’.
India go into the first Test having claimed one of their greatest wins ever against Australia last month.
England vs India: How to listen
Full commentary of day one of the first test between India and England in Chennai will be live on talkSPORT 2.
The first Test will run from Friday, February 5 through to Tuesday, February 9.

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Our coverage will get under way at 3:45am on Friday and we will bring you every ball live.
Our brilliant broadcast team includes talkSPORT’s resident paceman Darren Gough and fellow former England internationals Kevin Pietersen, Steve Harmison, Matt Prior and Mark Butcher.
You can enjoy the advert-free action on the talkSPORT app or listen on talkSPORT 2. To tune in, click here.
You can also listen via DAB digital radio or through your smart speaker.
If you miss the live action ,there will be a daily highlights show at 5pm on talkSPORT 2.
Former England paceman Steve Harmison will also host a regular show, live-streamed on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play each day, as part of 500 hours of cricket programming across the series.
Complementing the live commentaries will be a daily Following On podcast.
There will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.

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England’s schedule in India

First Test: Feb 5-9 (Chennai)

Second Test: Feb 13-17 (Chennai)

Third Test: Feb 24-28 (Ahmedabad)

Fourth Test: March 4-8 (Ahmedabad)

First T20I: March 12 (Ahmedabad)

Second T20I: March 14 (Ahmedabad)

Third T20I: March 16 (Ahmedabad)

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Fourth T20I: March 18 (Ahmedabad)

Fifth T20I: March 20 (Ahmedabad)

First ODI: March 23 (Pune)

Second ODI: March 26 (Pune)

Third ODI: March 28 (Pune)

England’s Test Squad for tour of India
Joe Root (Yorkshire) (captain), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Dom Bess (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).
James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Amar Virdi (Surrey).

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