Excite

Follow the cricket action live in the UK

England's astonishing 4-0 Test series defeat of India in the summer left them at the top of the Test cricket rankings. After years of struggle and mediocrity, England has a team that is resilient, powerful and exciting. Everyone will want to follow subsequent Test series cricket live on TV, radio, or online.

England's next Test series begins in January in the United Arab Emirates where Andrew Strauss's team will play 3 Tests against Pakistan. The schedule has not been finalised yet, but the matches will be covered live by the usual media.

Sky Sports (www.skysports.com) will have live coverage of all the Test matches and one day internationals. Their peerless commentary and analysis team is headed by David "Bumble" Lloyd, the elegantly observant David Gower, Ian Botham with his uncompromising opinions and the image-burnished figure of Shane Warne.

Test Match Special on Radio Four and Radio Five Live is also available online at www.bbc.co.uk/5live/sport/commentaries. TMS's erudite presenters Henry Blofeld, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Jonathan Agnew will be beyond the reach of the listeners who like to send them cakes, so there might be a little more time for the pithy opinions of former England players Michael Vaughan, Phil Tufnell and Geoffrey Boycott, along with luminaries of Pakistan cricket.

For over by over coverage of the matches the Guardian website (www.guardian.co.uk) has developed an unrivalled blog, where knowledge and insight is balanced with wit and amusing contributions from regular readers. This is the place to get nostalgic about a long forgotten Test from the 70s, and muse on the greatest ever bald cricketers, or the strangest Japanese rock bands, before getting back to the serious business of cricket live coverage.

United Kingdom - Excite Network Copyright ©1995 - 2017