England vs India: Live match streaming online and TV channel for the first Test at Edgbaston today

ENGLAND and India embark on a marathon five-Test series in the marquee clash of the summer beginning in Birmingham this week.

Joe Root's side take on Virat Kohli's No 1 team in the world with the first Test at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday.

 England take on India in a five-Test series that is the highlight of the international summer

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England take on India in a five-Test series that is the highlight of the international summer

Here is how to watch all the action.

What time does play start?

Play will begin at 11am local time every day in Birmingham with close scheduled for 6pm.

Another 30 minutes can be played to make up any overs that haven't been bowled.

Lunch is set for 1pm-1.40pm with the tea interval at 3.40pm-4pm.

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports hold the rights to all England home internationals in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday's first day will be on the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket channels from 10am.

 Virat Kohli leads the No 1 Test team in the world in India

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Virat Kohli leads the No 1 Test team in the world in India

Sky subscribers can stream all the action via Sky Go, and non-Sky customers can watch by buying a Sky sports pass from NOW TV for £7.99.

Channel 5 will broadcast a free-to-air one-hour highlights show at 7pm every day.

How many Tests are England and India playing?

England will take on India in five Tests matches at Edgbaston, Lord's, Trent Bridge, The Rose Bowl and The Oval.

India won the T20 series 2-1 before England responded with a 2-1 win in the ODI series, meaning it was honours even heading into the Tests.

England cricket hero Joe Root does an amazing bat drop after completing ODI series win over India

ENGLAND and India embark on a marathon five-Test series in the marquee clash of the summer beginning in Birmingham this week.