Mumbai: An 18-member Indian team led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today left for England to compete in the five-match Test series, starting at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on July 9.
The England tour commences on June 26 with a three-day game in Leicester. The visitors are to play one more warm-up three-day game against Derbyshire (July 1-3) before the first Test begins from July 9. (Dhoni says his team is ready for the grueling test in England)
The remaining Tests are to be played at Lord's (July 17-21), The Rose Bowl in Southampton (July 27-31), Old Trafford (August 7-11) and The Oval (August 15-19).
The Test series will be followed by a five-match ODI series and a Twenty20 International from August 25 to September 7.
Test Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Ishant Sharma, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Wriddhiman Saha, Pankaj Singh.