Live cricket on the BBC

After a thrilling finish to the Sri Lanka series, BBC Test Match Special will broadcast ball-by-ball commentary on England's summer fixtures against India.

England host India in five Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international between July and September.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew leads the Test Match Special team, and is regularly joined on commentary duty by Henry Blofeld, who made his TMS debut 40 years ago this summer, Simon Mann, Ed Smith and Simon Hughes.

Also this summer, Alison Mitchell and Charles Dagnall will be commentating on their first Tests after previously commentating on one-day internationals.

Summarisers include former England internationals Graeme Swann, Geoffrey Boycott, Vic Marks, Michael Vaughan, Phil Tufnell and Alec Stewart.

How to listen to TMS

Henry Blofeld
  • BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: Digital radio; Digital satellite channel 0144; Freeview channel 706; Cable TV channel 864 or 908
  • BBC Radio Four: Analogue radio on 198 LW; Digital satellite channel 0143
  • Online at
  • Via the Red Button
  • Via the BBC iPlayer Radio App for iPhone and Android
  • Via the BBC Sport App which now features live radio streaming

This year we will have a longer build-up to each day's play in the Tests, with TMS going on air slightly earlier than usual at 10:25 BST to allow for more detailed analysis.

There will also be commentary on all of England women's summer series against India and South Africa.

TMS commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave and via the BBC iPlayer Radio app, the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app (which now features live radio streaming which you can hear while reading the live text and reports).

You can also hear cricket coverage on the BBC World Service, and the BBC Sport website will have live text commentaries on all of England's games, as well as reports, features, columns and blogs.

BBC Local Radio will broadcast live commentary of every single county match under a new agreement with the England & Wales Cricket Board, with increased coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra most weeks.

You can also access the BBC Ashes Archive at for some famous historical moments from the past, as described by TMS.

In January 2012, BBC Sport announced a new six-year radio rights deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board, which means TMS will be on air with exclusive radio commentary of all home series up to and including the end of the 2019 season, with more coverage of domestic cricket and women's internationals..

Most cricket broadcast via the BBC Sport website is available to UK users only.

England's full fixtures (times and coverage details subject to change)

Some Red Button coverage may not be available on Freeview - further details here.