The Sri Lankan Cricket Team is all set to take on Pakistan in the UAE in the month of October. There are many international tournaments being played in this month and cricket fans are wondering which one to focus their attention on. This tournament would have 2 Tests, 5 ODIs and 3 T20s.
The tournament is going to start with Tests, followed by the ODIs. The ending of the tournament would be with T20s. Here is the detailed schedule:
Test 1: The first test has already begun on 28th September, 2017. This four day match is going to be held in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium. The pitch and weather conditions are perfect for a great game of cricket.
Test 2: The final test of the series would be held on 6th of October, 2017. This is after 3 days of the end of the first match allowing the players to be well rested and well prepared. The location of this match is Dubai and it will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
1st ODI: The start of the ODI series is going to be from 13th October 2017 at the same stadium, Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The players would be familiar with the conditions, so it would be a well-planned match.
2nd ODI: This match is going to be held on 16th October, 2017 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The match is going to start at 3 PM local time.
3rd ODI: Sheikh Zayed Stadium would host another ODI on 18th October, 2017. Playing on the same stadium for the same format is going to be interesting to watch.
4th ODI: A new location would be used for the fourth ODI. This ODI will be held in Sharjah at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. We hope that both teams win two matches each so that the final ODI is exciting to watch. This match is going to be held on 20th October, 2017.
5th ODI: The final ODI is going to be held on 23rd October, 2017 in Sharjah only at the same stadium. Hopefully a different pitch would be used at the Sharjah Cricket Association or else the game would be easily predictable.
1st T20I: The start of T20 would be at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 26th October, 2017. This will be the final format for the tournament.
2nd T20I: The second T20 is also going to be held at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. 27th October, 2017 is the match date.
3rd T20I: T20 finale is going to be held at Lahore, Pakistan in Gaddafi Stadium on 29th October, 2017.
This ten match tournament should certainly be on every cricket lover’s “Must-Watch” list for the coming month as the matches are interesting and the timing is perfect to watch. Both the teams have come with their best players who are determined to win and this match is going to be exciting as well interesting.