While the entire World Cup has caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts, there were few bilateral series’ fixtures announced right after the tournament.
While the itinerary of Indian tour of West Indies was already announced, a schedule of a new tour has been out now. The kiwis will be touring Sri Lanka in mid-August to play Test and T20I Series.
Two tests will be played as a part of the tour. It is to be noted that this will be a part of the ICC test championship which has been announced a few months ago. Teams will be playing six test series (3 at home, 3 at away venues) and the top four teams will be advancing to the semifinals once all the fixtures finish.
The first test will be played on August 14th at Galle while the second one commences on 22nd at Colombo. The three-match T20I series will be played right after the test series across two venues namely, Colombo and Kandy.
The Sri Lankan side has been very strong at home in tests and they also won an away series at South Africa a few months ago (2-0). This could have certainly raised the enthusiasm levels of the players and fans to give their best in the upcoming series. It will be interesting what strategies will the team follow to come out on the top.
Please find the schedule below :
1st Test: August 14-18, Galle
2nd Test: August 22-26, P. Sara Oval, Colombo
1st T20I: August 31, RPICS, Colombo
2nd T20I: September -2, RPICS, Colombo
3rd T20I: September 6, PICS, Kandy
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