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Where: Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
When: July 9 to 13.
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The start of a five-match Test series between England and India begins with a clash at Trent Bridge in Nottingham with both sides having much to play for.
The hosts are undergoing a massive transition period currently as they try to cope with the loss of key players in Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann and Jonathan Trott.
This has added pressure on the likes of Ian Bell and Joe Root with the bat – who have both performed well in recent times – whilst Moeen Ali is struggling to fill the spinning void left by Swann.
Captain Alastair Cook is also finding it difficult to make any impact at the crease, something that is wildly different from the form the skipper showed against these opponents last time out in 2012.
Cook spearheaded the first English win in India since 1985 back then and as such MS Dhoni’s side have much to prove in this return series.
The Indians have found form on their travels hard to come by, also losing away series to Australia, South Africa and New Zealand since that humiliating defeat to the Three Lions.
The last time the country came to these shores they fielded a completely different team, with only Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma present on that tour from the current crop.
Of the new faces Virat Kohli will be expected to help his team back to winning ways both away from India and against the English.
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