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India Set to Play Sri Lanka Again; This Time in T20I Tri-Series With Bangladesh

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 18, 2018, 7:14 PM IST
India Set to Play Sri Lanka Again; This Time in T20I Tri-Series With Bangladesh

Indian players greet Sri Lankan batsmen after India won the 2nd T20I in Indore. (AP Image)

It seems India can't get enough of Sri Lanka, after back-to-back series, which included both the nations touring each other, the Indian team is set to go to Sri Lanka in March for a short T20I series.

Kohli and his men will tour the Island nation after coming back from South Africa. They will play in a T20I series starting on March 6th. The series will be broadcast live on DSports.

It will be played in celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence, will follow a round robin format with all the three teams playing each other twice, and the top two progressing to the final to be played on March 18th, 2018. All the matches will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

India had hammered Sri Lanka in a full series at home before departing for South Africa. The series was arranged within three months of the away assignment in Sri Lanka where India blanked the hosts.

When asked about India's preparation for South Africa tour, former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi came up with a stinging response.

"There was no preparation. We wasted our time with the Sri Lankans. There was no sense in playing a weak team for one and a half month when we should be preparing for South Africa," Bedi said.

"It was supposed to be a tough tour and it required intense preparation. You beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka and you then call them to India, for what? The Indian cricketers would have been better off playing domestic cricket or preparing themselves exclusively for the tour," said the spin great.
First Published: January 18, 2018, 7:14 PM IST

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