Mumbai: The touring England cricketers will take on India A in their opening warm-up game ahead of the four-Test series against India starting November 15, the BCCI announced on Saturday.
The England cricket team will be playing three warm-up matches prior to the start of the Test series.
"The visitors will play India `A` at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from 30 October 2012 to 1 November 2012. They will play Mumbai `A` at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai from 3 November 2012 to 5 November 2012," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement.
England`s opponents in the four-day game to be played at at Ahmedabad from November 8 will be announced shortly.
"The India `A` team for the game at the Brabourne Stadium will be picked on Wednesday, 24 October 2012, at Chennai," the Board statement read.
After the four-Test series, England will play a couple of Twenty20 games (on December 20 and 22) followed by a five-match ODI series starting January 11 next year.