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Australia to play 3 Tests, five ODIs in Sri Lanka between July-September

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Last Updated: April 06, 2016, 15:18 IST

"Steve Smith's side will play three Tests -- in Kandy, Galle and Colombo -- along with five One-day internationals and two Twenty20s," Cricket Australia said on its website, with the team departing on July 11. (Getty Images)

"Steve Smith's side will play three Tests -- in Kandy, Galle and Colombo -- along with five One-day internationals and two Twenty20s," Cricket Australia said on its website, with the team departing on July 11. (Getty Images)

"Steve Smith's side will play three Tests -- in Kandy, Galle and Colombo -- along with five One-day internationals and two Twenty20s," Cricket Australia said on its website, with the team departing on July 11.

Sydney, Australia: on Wednesday announced their first Test tour of Sri Lanka in five years, with the world's number one team embarking on a two-month series from July.

"Steve Smith's side will play three Tests -- in Kandy, Galle and Colombo -- along with five One-day internationals and two Twenty20s," Cricket Australia said on its website, with the team departing on July 11.

Only three members of Australia's most recent Test side -- Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle and Usman Khawaja -– have experienced the five-day game in Sri Lanka, when Michael Clarke's team won their last series 1-0 in 2011.

Australia's tour of Sri Lanka:

July 26-30 - 1st Test, Kandy

August 4-8 - 2nd Test, Galle

August 13-17 - 3rd Test, Colombo

August 21 - 1st ODI, Colombo

August 24 - 2nd ODI, Colombo

August 28 - 3rd ODI, Dambulla

August 31 - 4th ODI, Dambulla

September 4 - 5th ODI, Kandy

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first published:April 06, 2016, 15:18 IST
last updated:April 06, 2016, 15:18 IST
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