What a difference a year makes! This time 12 months ago, England’s cricketers were basking in the glory of being the world’s number one Test side, and looking forward to back-to-back Ashes series, with high hopes of winning both of them.
And while the first of those two series against the Aussies may have gone according to plan, the wheels have most definitely come off the wagon over the last couple of months, with the team having suffered a humiliating whitewash defeat Down Under.
However, rather than turning your back on England’s faltering heroes, now is the time to show them your support as they look to rediscover the form of the past few years and rebuild their reputation, with India providing the opposition this summer.
Whenever the team from the subcontinent come to England it’s always a big occasion, although this year’s series promises to be even more intriguing than ever, as there could well be some pretty big changes within the England ranks by the time the first Test Match gets underway on July 9th.
For example, head coach Andy Flower, who oversaw England’s rise to the top of the Test rankings, has already left his position at the ECB following the recent Ashes defeat, which means there will be a new man at the helm for the upcoming challenge against India.
If you’d like to see the two sides go head to head in London then you might want to consider getting tickets for either the second or the fifth Test, which will take place at Lord’s and the Oval respectively.
Alternatively, India will be playing a 50-over one-day match at Middlesex at Lord’s on August 22nd, so if you don’t manage to make it to one of the Tests but would like to see the tourists in action before they depart then you’ll have another chance to do so.