Sri Lanka vs India (Nov/Dec 2017) - tour itinerary released
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the schedule of Sri Lanka’s tour to India in November/December.
The series comprises of 3 Test Matches, 3 ODIs, and 3 T20I matches which will kick off on the 16th of November with the Tests and will end with the 3rd and final T20I on the 24th of December.
The three Test matches will be played in Kolkata, Nagpur and Delhi while the ODIs will be played in Dharamsala, Mohali and Vishakapatnam.
Interestingly, the Nagpur Test will be the first time Nagpur will host a test match after it was rated poor by the ICC following the India vs South Africa Test match back in 2015. The pitch has been re-laid since, and the 5th and final ODI of the bilateral series between India and Australia was worked off at the venue on the 1st of October.
Cuttack and Indore will host the first two T20Is while the final T20I will be played in Mumbai on Christmas Eve.
It will be the second time these two teams will be meeting in a bilateral series in 2017 after India thrashed Sri Lanka 9-0 in Sri Lanka across formats.
1st Test: November 16-20, Kolkata
2nd Test: November 24-28, Nagpur
3rd Test: December 2-6, Delhi
1st ODI: December 10, Dharamsala
2nd ODI: December 13, Mohali
3rd ODI December 17, Visakhapatnam
1st T20I: December 20, Cuttack
2nd T20I: December 22, Indore
3rd T20I: December 24, Mumbai