Sri Lanka Tour of India, Nov’17: Schedules & Details by Golden Jeeto
The Indian cricket team is too busy these days with one country after the other touring India. Kiwis has just completed their last T20 match on the Indian soil and now the neighboring country Sri Lanka is on India tour. It will be here to play 3 each of Tests, ODIs (One-Day Internationals) and T20s from Nov 11 to Dec 24.
A Quick Look at Sri Lanka Tour of India 2017 Schedule
- Nov 11, Sat: A 3-day warm-up match between the Sri Lankan team and the Indian Board Presidents XI at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Nov 16, Thu: The first test commences at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Nov 24, Fri: Second test match at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
- Dec 02, Sat: The third and final test match will be played between the two teams at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
- Dec 10, Sun: The first match of the 3-match ODI series will happen at Dharamsala
- Dec 13, Wed: 2nd ODI will take place at Mohali
- Dec 17, Sun: Third and final ODI will take place at Visakhapatnam
- Dec 20, Wed: The tri-match T-20 series will start with the first one happening at Cuttack
- Dec 22, Fri: The second of the series will take place in Indore
- Dec 24, Sun: The last match of the series will be fought between the two teams at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The itinerary of the six weeks long Sri Lanka’s tour of India was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on October 3. When India had visited the island nation in August-September, they had swept them in all formats of the game and the Indian team intends to repeat the same feat on home grounds. The Lankans, on the other hand, will try to salvage their reputation and try stopping the winning spree of India. They will play to win the series Indian soil, but looking at the current form of the Indian players the task seems difficult. But impossible wins have known to happen on the field and the humiliating defeats with follow-ons may just propel the Sri Lankans to show the mettle that made them a team to be feared till a few years ago.
Whatever be the outcome, only time will tell, but the fans in both the countries are looking forward to full-on entertainment and well-played matches. Nail biting finishes will satisfy fans from both the continents, and it is expected that the anticipation and excitement of real life matches will increase the interest of fantasy cricket players also.