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England to tour Sri Lanka in October

England will tour Sri Lanka  for five One-Day Internationals, a one-off Twenty20 International and three Tests in October later this year, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday. The tour will start on October 10 and conclude on November 27.

England will have about eight days to acclimatise to the conditions before they play the first ODI in Dambulla. The second ODI will also be played at the same venue before the teams 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. After the limited-overs leg of the tour, England will play two two-day warm-up games against NCC and CCC.

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England’s record has been very poor in Sri Lanka especially in the shorter format of the game. They have lost 15 matches out of 21 against Sri Lanka. In the last ODI series between the two sides in Sri Lanka, England lost 5-2 in the seven match series.

Tour schedule:

1st ODI – October 10, Dambulla
2nd ODI – October 13, Dambulla
3rd ODI – October 17, Pallekele
4th ODI – October 20, Pallekele
5th ODI – October 23, Colombo (RPS)

One-off T20I – October 27, Colombo (RPS)

1st Test – November 6, Galle
2nd Test – November 14, Pallekele
3rd Test – November 23, Colombo (SSC)

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