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England to tour Sri Lanka in October

England are set to make their first Asian tour under Joe Root
England are set to make their first Asian tour under Joe Root

The England and Wales Cricket Board along with Sri Lanka Cricket have jointly confirmed England's tour of the Asian country to be played in October.

England will play a total of five One-Day Internationals, a solitary Twenty20 International and three Tests between 1st October and 27th November.

England will arrive in Colombo on 1st October and will get to play two 50-over warm-up games on 5th and 6th October before the 1st ODI that kicks-off in Dambulla on 10th October.

The second game of the series will also be played in Dambulla on 13th October before they shift to Kandy for the third and fourth game on 17th and 20th October respectively before the final game in Colombo on 23rd.

The solitary Twenty20 International will take place on 27th October with Colombo being the venue and England will have a couple of two-day warm-up games on between 30th October and 2nd November.

The three Tests will take place in Galle, Kandy and Colombo between 6th and 27th November.

Tour Schedule:

Date Itenary Venue
1st October England's arrival Colombo
5th October Warm-up game Colombo
6th October Warm-up game Colombo
10th October First ODI Dambulla
13th October Second ODI Dambulla
17th October Third ODI Kandy
20th October Fourth ODI Kandy
23rd October Fifth ODI Colombo
27th October Only T20I Colombo
30th to 31st October Two-day warm-up game Colombo
1st to 2nd November Two-day warm-up game Colombo
6th to 10th November First Test Galle
14th to 18th November Second Test Kandy
23rd to 27th November Third Test Colombo

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