• England tour of India 2012

England's India tour features three warm-up games

ESPNcricinfo staff
May 22, 2012
Andrew Strauss will take his men to India this winter © Getty Images

England will play three practice matches before the first Test when they arrive in India in October for the winter tour. The itinerary, announced on Tuesday, includes four Test Matches and two T20Is before Christmas and five ODIs in the New Year.

The Tests will be played in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata and Nagpur, while two new venues - Dharamsala and Ranchi - have been awarded ODIs. The other venues are Mohali, Rajkot and Kochi.

The fixtures in Mohali and Dharamsala are both day-night games and could pose problems for the teams with freezing temperatures - Dharamsala is at a height of 5000 feet - and dew. The two T20Is will be played in Pune and Mumbai.

"This will be England's first full tour of India since 2008 and I am sure that cricket fans in both countries will be eagerly anticipating an exciting series of contests in all three formats of the game," ECB managing director Hugh Morris said.

England tour to India 2012
30 October-1 November 3-day tour match Mumbai, CCI

3-5 November 3-day tour match Mumbai, BKC

8-11 November 4-day tour match Ahmedabad, SPS Navrangpura

15-19 November 1st Test Match Ahmedabad, Motera

23-27 November 2nd Test Match Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium

5-9 December 3rd Test Match Kolkata

13-17 December 4th Test Match Nagpur

20 December 1st T20 (f) Pune

22 December 2nd T20 (f) Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium

6 January 50-over tour match (D/N) Venue tbc

8 January 50 over tour match Venue tbc

11 January 1st ODI (D/N) Rajkot

15 January 2nd ODI (D/N) Kochi

19 January 3rd ODI (D/N) Ranchi

23 January 4th ODI (D/N) Dharamshala

 27 January 5th ODI (D/N) Mohali

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