For cricket fans around the world, 2024 kicked off with a bang. England and India are currently neck-and-neck in a thrilling Test series, after the hosts took victory in Visakhapatnam, mainly thanks to Jasprit Bumrah’s stellar bowling performance.
With the scores level, the 3rd Test between India and England is fast approaching. If you want to watch all the action live and find out when the rest of the series takes place, then we have everything you need to know.
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When is the next Test between England and India?
Here’s when the next Test will take place:
3rd Test: 15 – 19 February 2024 in Rajkot, starting at 4am GMT
After that, here’s what will follow:
4th Test: 23 – 27 February 2024 in Ranchi, starting at 4am GMT
5th Test: 7 – 11 March 2024 in Dharamsala, starting at 4am GMT
What were the results of previous Tests between England and India?
Here’s a brief recap of the first two Tests between the teams:
1st Test: 25 – 29 January 2024 in Hyderabad – England won by 28 runs
2nd Test: 2 – 6 February 2024 in Visakhapatnam – India won by 106 runs
How to watch the England vs India Test matches in the UK
The cricket airs both on TV and via streaming services, and there’s numerous ways to tune in from the UK depending on your preferences.
Watch the cricket on TNT Sports
Premium TV packages from the likes of Virgin, Sky, EE and BT will include TNT Sports (formerly BT Sports). All matches will air on TNT Sports 1.
You may be able to add this channel to your monthly bill, depending on who you’re with. If you’re not able to get this channel, then there’s an alternative.
Watch the cricket on Discovery+
If you’d prefer to stream the England vs India Test matches, then your best bet is via Discovery+. This is a flexible streaming service which includes access to TNT Sports, as well as Discovery channels and reality channels such as TLC and Quest.
Memberships aren’t cheap at £30.99 per month (with no free trial on offer), but if you sign up from 12 February then you’ll only have to pay once to watch all three Test matches left between England and India. Plus, you’ll also have access to Eurosport, the Premier League and the UEFA Champions league.
How to watch the England vs India Test matches in the US
American viewers can catch all the England vs India cricket Test matches over on Willow, which is included with premium cable TV packages from Xfinity, Spectrum and Fios, or via premium streaming services such as Sling TV which starts from $20 per month.
How to watch the England vs India Test matches from anywhere
If you’re abroad when the cricket is airing, then signing up for Discovery+ may be tricky. Fortunately, there’s another option you can use.
JioCinema is a streaming service that broadcasts all the England vs India Test matches for free, but it’s geo-restricted to anyone outside of India. That said, there’s a simple workaround to gain access: use a VPN.
VPN stands for virtual private network. This piece of software reroutes your IP address and can make you appear as if you’re browsing the internet from anywhere in the world. They’re useful for privacy reasons, but also handy for unblocking streaming services that you wouldn’t normally be able to access from your location.
Our recommended VPN is NordVPN, which offers a wide range of servers, competitive pricing and a user-friendly interface. Surfshark is another good option, and we have more choices in our chart of the best VPNs for streaming.
Here’s the steps broken down:
Download your VPN of choice – we tested using NordVPN
Connect to an Indian server
Open the JioCinema website in your browser
Click on the England vs India Test matches
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We successfully gained access to highlights coverage and will try it again when the next Test airs. We will update this article if we encounter any issues.
Note that JioCinema does not air in English and has ads on its service, and you don’t need to sign up for an account or enter any payment details. However, this is against JioCinema’s terms of service, so your account could be terminated – proceed at your own risk.
How to watch the England vs India Test match highlights for free
If you don’t have time to sit through any of the matches and want another free option, then the TNT Sports YouTube channel has uploaded all the highlights from the previous Tests. You can catch up on the action from last match below:
How to listen to the cricket on the radio
The cricket will be broadcast on talkSPORT 2. This is available on DAB radio, smart TVs, the web browser, the official apps for iOS and Android and smart speakers – find out more on the official talkSPORT help page.