First cricket test match between England and India starts today

Birmingham: England captain Joe Root, left, and India captain Virat Kohli hold the Test match trophy during a media event at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, Tuesday July 31, 2018. AP/PTI(AP7_31_2018_000223B)

The first cricket match of the five-match test series between England and India is slated to take place on Wednesday in Birmingham at 3:30 pm IST.

The match will be played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground and will be the English team’s 1000th Test match.

India last won a Test series in England in 2007 under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid. In 2014, the Indian team suffered a defeat at the hands of the hosts.

In the current UK tour, India emerged victorious in the Twenty20 series against England but was unfortunately defeated by the English team 2-1 in the One Day International series.



(Featured image – The Indian Express)

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