India to play five Tests, 5 ODIs vs England in iconic series next year

India start a long English summer tour on June 23 and return home on September 8. This will be the first time since 1959 that India will play five Tests in England.

updated: September 02, 2013 16:14 IST
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London: India will play five Tests in England for the first time since 1959 during next year's tour, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday.

The tour schedule also sees 50-over world champions India, who beat England by five runs in the Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston in June, involved in five one-day internationals and a one-day international.

Three of the five Tests will be played at southern venues, Lord's and The Oval in London plus Southampton's Rose Bowl although, as the latter is a relatively new international ground, the Test there is still subject to confirmation following an ECB inspection visit.

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