Complete schedule for Sri Lanka's tour of India

Sport360 staff 14:04 03/10/2017
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India and Sri Lanka will play the first Test on November 16.

The schedule for Sri Lanka’s upcoming tour of India has been finalised though the official announcement from the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) remains pending.

ESPNcricinfo have released the complete the itinerary of the six-week long tour upon verification with the various hosting centres across the country.

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Sri Lanka are scheduled to play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is against India starting from November 16.

Eden Gardens in Kolkata is the venue for the first Test while the second and third Test will be played in Nagpur and New Delhi respectively.

The islanders are also scheduled to play a warm-up game before the first Test starts on November 16. They will culminate their tour with the final T20I at Mumbai on December 24.

This will be the second full bilateral series between the two sides in the space of six months with India recently completing a 9-0 whitewash in all formats in their tour of Sri Lanka.

India will embark on their tour of South Africa immediately after their completing their engagements with Sri Lanka with Virat Kohli’s men scheduled to play a warm-up on December 28.

The bilateral series with Sri Lanka was a late addition to India’s calendar. The Indian side were originally expected to have a longer tour of South Africa with a Boxing Day Test starting on December 26.

However, that tour has now seen one Test cut short with Zimbabwe replacing India as South Africa’s Boxing Day opponents in a four-day Test which could be classed as official pending the approval of the ICC.

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