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Indian cricket team to tour Sri Lanka for first full series in eight years

Indian cricket team and Sri Lanka will play three Tests, five One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International from July to September.

cricket Updated: Jul 07, 2017 18:26 IST
India will tour Sri Lanka to play three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I, starting July 26.
India will tour Sri Lanka to play three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I, starting July 26.(AFP)

Sri Lanka and India will play three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 in their first series involving all three formats of the game in eight years, it was announced Friday.

Sri Lanka Cricket said the first Test between the Indian cricket team will start on July 26 at the Galle international stadium and will be followed by Tests in Colombo and Kandy respectively in August.

The Sri Lankan board added that the first ODI will begin at the Dambulla international stadium on August 20 followed by two ODI matches each at Kandy and Colombo.

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The lone T20 will be played at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on September 6.

India and Sri Lanka played their only full series against each other -- three Tests, five ODIs and two T20 matches -- in India in 2009. India won the Test series 2-0, the ODI 3-1 and drew the T20 segment 1-1.

India’s last tour of Sri Lanka was two years ago in August 2015 when they played a Test series which they won 2-1. India won its last ODI series 4-1 in 2012. In the same year, India also won a T20 series 1-0 against Sri Lanka.

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Schedule:

July 26: 1st Test at Galle

August 3: 2nd Test at Colombo

August 12: 3rd Test at Kandy

August 20: 1st ODI at Dambulla

August 24: 2nd ODI at Kandy

August 27: 3rd ODI at Kandy

August 31: 4th ODI at Colombo

September 3: 5th ODI at Colombo

September 6: T20I at Colombo