England tour of Sri Lanka 2018 dates released

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England tour of Sri Lanka 2018

England Cricket Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 1st October 2018 for a bilateral series, which will consist of five ODIs, three Test Matches and one T20I game.

England will play the first two ODIs in Dambulla before they travel to Kandy for the next two matches. The last ODI and the one-off T20I will be played in Colombo before the three Tests, that will be played in Galle, Kandy and Colombo.

The first Test will start from November 6 while the second will be played from November 14. The final match of the tour will start from November 23.

England will be desperate to improve their record in Sri Lanka having not accomplished much success yet. In the 13 Tests so far, they’ve lost five and won four while four have ended in draws. They did fairly well and drew the two-Test series last time they toured in 2012.

Their record in ODIs too doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence as they’ve suffered 15 losses in the 21 games they’ve played so far. In their last tour in 2014, they were handed five defeats in the seven-match series.

DATEMATCHVENUE
10th October, 201801st ODI – (D/N)Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium
13th October, 201802nd ODI – (DAY)Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium
17th October, 201803rd ODI – (D/N)Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
20th October, 201804th ODI – (DAY)Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
23rd October, 201805th ODI – (D/N)R. Premadasa International Cricket Staidum
27th October, 2018T20 ( D/N) R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium
06th to 10th November, 201801st Test MatchGalle International Cricket Stadium
14th to 18th November, 201802nd Test MatchPallekele International Cricket Stadium
23rd to 27th November, 201803rd Test MatchSSC, Colombo