The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced a change in schedule for the upcoming Paytm Sri Lanka Tour of India.
Sri Lanka will first play the T20I series comprising three matches followed by a two-match Test series, which will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship, 2021-23.
Lucknow will now host the first T20I while the next two will be played in Dharamsala.
The first Test will now be held in Mohali from March 4th to 8th and the second Test will be played from March 12th to 16th in Bengaluru.
India and Sri Lanka last locked horns with each other during India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2021 in July last year. Both the teams battled against each other in an ODI and T20I series. India won the ODI series 2-1 while Sri Lanka won the T20I series 2-1.
The India vs Sri Lanka T20I series will be played first, followed by the Test series. The T20I series will commence on February 24 (Thursday) with the first encounter, set to take place at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
The 2nd and 3rd T20I will take place on February 26 (Saturday) and February 27 (Sunday) respectively. Both the clashes will take place at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.
The IND vs SL 1st Test will take place from March 4 to March 8 at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test will take place from March 12 to March 16 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
|24th February||1st T20I||Lucknow|
|26th February||2nd T20I||Dharamsala|
|27th February||3rd T20I||Dharamsala|
|4th-8th March||1st Test||Mohali|
|12th -16th March||2nd Test (D/N)||Bengaluru|
Test squad - Rohit Sharma (C), Priyank Panchal, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubhman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharath, R Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Sourabh Kumar, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC).— BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2022
T20I squad - Rohit Sharma (C),Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, R Jadeja, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi,Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah(VC),Avesh Khan— BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2022