Cricket

England return to Sri Lanka for first time in over six years to play three Tests, five ODIs and one T20I

  • AFP
  • March 15th, 2018
  • 18:29:20 IST

Colombo: England will tour Sri Lanka for the first time in over six years to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20 match, organisers said Thursday.

Joe Root in action on day four of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. AP

File image of England Test skipper Joe Root. AP

The tour will begin on 10 October with a day-night ODI at Dambulla, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. There will be three day-night ODI matches in all while the T20 will also be a day-night game.

The first Test will be at the picturesque Galle International Stadium while the other two tests are slated for Pallekele stadium in Kandy and in the capital Colombo.

The third Test is scheduled to be played from 23-27 November when the tournament ends.

England's previous tour of Sri Lanka was in 2012 for a two-match Test series they drew 1-1.

Sri Lanka toured England in 2016 for a full tour of three Tests, five ODI matches and a one-off T20 game. England won the series.

Updated Date: March 15, 2018 18:29:20 IST

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