India face the English side in the first test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham and if we go by what the early signs suggest, this might just be a series that will develop the future teams for both the cricketing nations. While India aim to avenge their miserable defeats last time around, England have a side that has faced scrutiny on multiple occasions; be it their captain of their defensive style of play and would to overcome their critics by repeating the result of the series from 2011.
When India was in their backyard the last time around, the English team played all over the Indians and managed to pull off a whitewash, a result that the Indian team suffered in 2 successive oversea’s series. It is pretty evident that things have changed considerably in the past three years, and the Indian team that is touring the British Isles this time around seems to be a lot more comfortable against pace, bounce and swing than the team that toured the last time around.
The 1st Test is scheduled for an 11 pm BST (3.30 pm IST, 6 am ET) start with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD1 in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India here. Get the live score here. Catch the action in the UK on Sky Sports 2, with the option to live streamhere. Viewers in the US can watch the game on ESPN 3 with the option to catch the action live online here.