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Joe Root and Boys to Tour Sri Lanka for First Time in Six Years

AFP | Updated: March 15, 2018, 5:32 PM IST
Joe Root and Boys to Tour Sri Lanka for First Time in Six Years

Joe Root. (AFP Images)

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 on Thursday.

The tour will begin on October 10 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 November 23 to 27 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.

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First Published: March 15, 2018, 5:32 PM IST

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