England Will Play Two Tests In Sri Lanka In Next March

England Will Play Two Tests In Sri Lanka In Next March

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England cricket team (Image Credit: Google)

England will tour Sri Lanka in March 2020 for the two-match Test series. The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed this on Friday (25th October).

The two-match Test series will be the part of 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship. It means each victory in this series will add 60 points for the winning side. Meanwhile, a tie will provide 30 points to the both sides while a draw will give 20 points to the both sides.

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English Test team (Image Credit: Google)

Galle International Stadium (Galle) will host the first Test from 19th to 23rd March 2020 while R. Premadasa Stadium (Colombo) will host the second Test of the series between 27th and 31st March 2020.

Before the Test series, the visitors will play two tour matches against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI. At first, they will play the three-day tour game (7th-9th March 2020) and then they will play the four-day tour game (12th-15th March 2020).

England won their last away Test series against Sri Lanka

Last time, England played the Test series against the hosts Sri Lanka in November 2018. It was the three-match Test series where England completed a whitewash. Since 2001, it was the first time when England won the Test series in Sri Lanka.

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England completed a whitewash in the Test series during the 2018 Sri Lanka tour (Image Credit: Google)

It was the full international tour for the English side in Sri Lanka. Before that Test series, they also played the limited-overs series. England won the five-match ODI series by 3-1 and also won the only T20I in that tour.

Full fixtures of England tour of Sri Lanka 2019/20

(Two multi-day tour games)

Three-day match

7th-9th March 2020: Sri Lanka Board President’s XI vs England – FTZ Sports Complex (Katunayake)

Four-day match

12th-15th March 2020: Sri Lanka Board President’s XI vs England – P Sara Oval (Colombo)

(Two-match Test series)

19th-23rd March 2020: First Test – Galle International Stadium (Galle)

27th-31st March 2020: Second Test – R. Premadasa Stadium (Colombo)

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