As befits the stadium where England have their strongest record at any home ground - a remarkable 27 wins from 50 Tests - Edgbaston will host the opening Test of the series against India, starting at 11am on Wednesday Aug 1, 2018.
With massive support assured for both sides, a great atmosphere is guaranteed for the latest instalment of the countries' rivalry. And the stakes will be sky-high.
"England's Test record in Birmingham is impressive against all-comers - but against India more than most. Of six Tests between the teams in the Second City, the home side has won five with the other drawn."
The number one ranked Test side in the world, India will arrive with a team bristling with talent and charisma under Virat Kohli and determined to start the series in style as they seek to retain that coveted Number One spot. But to do so they must break their Edgbaston duck.
England's Test record in Birmingham is impressive against all-comers - but against India more than most. Of six Tests between the teams in the Second City, the home side has won five with the other drawn.
England's batsmen, in particular, have enjoyed themselves along the way. Whether it was David Lloyd (214 not out in 1974), David Gower (200 not out in 1979) or Alastair Cook (294 in 2011), heavy punishment has been handed out to India's bowlers at Edgbaston. Perhaps England should pack the team with left-handers next August!
Cook's innings arrived during India's most recent Test visit to Birmingham, which concluded in England's fifth-biggest Test victory of all time - by a whopping innings and 242 runs. Joe Root's side will have their work cut out to emulate that next summer when a slow-burning classic is in prospect all the way through from days one to five.
Any Test match between England and India is a huge occasion and never will it be more so than when the two giants meet over five days at Edgbaston next summer. England have their strongest record at any home ground – a remarkable 27 wins from 50 Tests – Edgbaston will host the opening Test of the series against India, starting at 11am on Wednesday Aug 1, 2018. With massive support assured for both sides, a great atmosphere is guaranteed for the latest instalment of the countries’ rivalry.
The number one ranked Test side in the world, India will arrive with a team bristling with talent and charisma under Virat Kohli and determined to start the series in style as they seek to retain that coveted Number One spot. With the likes of Virat Kholi and Joe Root, arguably the best two batsman in the world, get ready for a classic encounter between two of the world’s leading teams. Interestingly, India are yet to win a Test match at Edgbaston in the previous six encounters in Birmingham, can they finally claim a victory here?
If you’re traveling to Edgbaston by car, please note that the streets around the stadium are all residential and as such they are subject to stringent parking restrictions throughout the day.
On-Site Car Parking
The car park at Edgbaston Stadium is exclusively for allocated blue badge permit holders and bookings need to be made in advance of our major match days with our Ticket Office, as there is limited availability. Parking for these fixtures is priced at £15. Please contact the Stadium on 0121 446 3605 or contact us via email.
Off-Site Car Parking
Spectators can pre-booked their car parking which is available for £15, for the whole day, at Priory School (Purple Car Park). The postcode for this site is B15 2UR.
Travelling by Bus
From Broad Street and Five-Ways Island
Service 1 stops outside the ground on Edgbaston Road.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops) & Moor Street Station)
Services 45 & 47 provide a frequency of up to every 5 minutes stop on Priory Road, Pershore Road which is only a few seconds away from the ground.
From Bullring (Debenhams bus stops)
Services X61, 63 & X64 stop on Priory Road, Bristol Rd which is a couple of minutes walk from the ground.
From Bullring (Selfridges Entrance) & Digbeth Coach Station
Service 35 takes you just a few minutes walk away from the ground on Willow Road, Edgbaston Road
Go direct to Edgbaston on your local bus from Harborne & Hagley Road
9, 22, 23, 24, 29, 120, 126, 128, 129, 140, 141
Change buses at Five Ways Island and jump onto the 1 service to Edgbaston.
Moseley, Acocks Green & Shirley
On the 1
Cotteridge, Stirchley, Kings Norton, Longbridge
On the 45 & 47
Selly Oak, Northfield
Travelling by Train
Speed into Birmingham New Street at 125mph with Virgin Trains. With 3 trains an hour from London, you’ll be there in the blink of an eye (or 1 hour 24 minutes to be precise!) Leaving the car at home means the whole squad can travel together from start to stumps and you can even enjoy a cheeky pre-game tipple.
Our nearest mainline train station is Birmingham New Street which is 2 miles away from the Stadium. There are a further 2 main train stations in the City Center, Moore Street (3.1 miles away) and Snowhill (3.4 miles away).
Eric Hollies Stand
The Eric Hollies Stand, our party stand, is recognised worldwide for its fancy dress and carnival atmosphere and it’s one of the main reasons why the England team simply love playing at “Fortress Edgbaston” and have now won their last 7 games a Edgbaston across all three formats.