Live cricket on the BBC: Test Match Special, online video and local radio

Test Match Special's Jonathan Agnew and Henry Blofeld

BBC Test Match Special has live commentary on every ball of England's Test matches against Bangladesh and India this winter.

The matches can be heard on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave and via the BBC Sport website and app, with regular updates on Radio 5 live.

In addition, as well as a daily TMS podcast, you can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and sign up for wicket alerts on the BBC Sport app.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew leads the TMS commentary team, and will be joined by regular summarisers Geoffrey Boycott, Vic Marks, Michael Vaughan, Graeme Swann and Phil Tufnell during the winter.

England play three ODIs and two Tests during their tour of Bangladesh in October and November followed by five Tests, three ODIS and three T20s during their visit to India from November to February 2017.

You can also follow live commentary of England women's five one-day internationals against West Indies in October on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website.

How to listen to TMS
BBC Radio 5 live sports extra - via digital radio; digital satellite channel 0144; Freeview channel 706; cable TV channel 864 or 908
BBC Radio 4 - via analogue radio on 198 LW; digital satellite channel 0143
BBC Sport website - via
Via the BBC Red Button, via the BBC iPlayer Radio app for iPhone and Android, and via the BBC Sport app which now features live radio streaming which you can hear while reading the live text and reports
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Online video highlights

The BBC has signed a new deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board to show online match clips and highlights.

You can watch up to five clips of the latest action per hour of play on the BBC Sport website, plus a short highlights package at the close of each day's play.

The deal, for those in the UK only, covers England's men's and women's international matches in this country for the next four years, as well selected county games.

The BBC will also be able to broadcast video clips and end-of-day round-ups of major ICC tournaments.

Domestic cricket coverage

BBC Local Radio will broadcast live commentary of every single county match, with increased coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra most weeks.

In addition, 5 live sports extra has live commentary of around seven group games plus the Finals day of the inaugural Women's Super League.

Does cricket leave you Stumped?

BBC World Service's weekly cricket show Stumped, produced in association with Australia's ABC and All India Radio, has returned for a new series with news, views, interviews and features from around the world of cricket. It is presented by the BBC's Alison Mitchell, ABC's Jim Maxwell and AIR's Charu Sharma.

TMS contract until end of 2019

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.

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

International cricket broadcast via the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app on desktop, mobile and tablet is available to UK users only, but all county cricket coverage is available worldwide. County cricket coverage on 5 live sports extra 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.

If you have any questions about the BBC's cricket coverage please first consult our main FAQs page.

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