England tour of Sri Lanka 2018 dates released
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.
|10th October, 2018||01st ODI - (D/N)||Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium|
|13th October, 2018||02nd ODI – (DAY)||Rangiri Dambulu International Cricket Stadium|
|17th October, 2018||03rd ODI – (D/N)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium|
|20th October, 2018||04th ODI – (DAY)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium|
|23rd October, 2018||05th ODI – (D/N)||R. Premadasa International Cricket Staidum|
|27th October, 2018||T20 ( D/N)||R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium|
|06th to 10th November, 2018||01st Test Match||Galle International Cricket Stadium|
|14th to 18th November, 2018||02nd Test Match||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium|
|23rd to 27th November, 2018||03rd Test Match||SSC, Colombo|