Competition: Win tickets to see England take on India in the Specsavers First Test at Edgbaston

By Russell Youll | Cricket | Published:

England take on India in the Specsavers First Test at Edgbaston next week and we have ten pairs of tickets to give away to fans for the first day on Wednesday, August 1.

Joe Root

The Express & Star has joined together with Specsavers, sponsor of the eagerly-anticipated five-match series which will see Joe Root’s England pit their wits against some of the best cricketers on the planet in Virat Kohli’s India.

And India face an uphill battle, having never previously won a Test match at Edgbaston in six previous attempts.

Indeed, in 2011 – the last time India played England in a Test at Edgbaston – they were trounced by an innings and 242 runs. That match saw Alastair Cook register his highest ever Test score with an amazing innings of 294 as England racked up an incredible 710-7.

However, India are currently ranked the top Test match side in the world while England are four places lower. The home side will be eager to capitalise on their recent one-day international series victory over India, which saw both sides play some stunning cricket.

And to add to the interest, the game will be England’s 1,000th Test match since the first ever officially recognised Test, which took place against Australia, in Melbourne, way back in 1877.

To have a chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question:

In which year did India last play England in a Test match at Edgbaston?

How do you fancy some free tickets?

Email your answers to by noon on Sunday, July 29, 2018 to have a chance of winning. Include your name, address and mobile telephone number. Please mark your emails Test Match Competition in the subject line.

Standard Express & Star competition rules and terms & conditions apply. The Sports Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The tickets will be provided direct by Specsavers via the post. No cash alternative in available. Winners must make their own way to the ground.

Russell Youll

By Russell Youll

Group Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star


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