India’s jam-packed 2023 home season will begin with a six-match white-ball series against Sri Lanka. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, December 8, announced the schedule for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour of India. Sri Lanka’s tour will include three T20Is and as many ODIs, starting from January 3, 2023. The last time Sri Lanka visited India was in February 2022, which ended as a disappointing outing for the Islanders after losing both the T20Is and the Test series . Team India Upcoming Cricket Matches: BCCI Announces Schedule for Indian Cricket Team Home Series Against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia.
India will host the upcoming white-ball series against Sri Lanka at six different venues. The men-in-blue start their new year with a three-match T20I series. Mumbai’s iconic Wankhede Stadium is set to be lit up again for the first time since COVID-19 hit in 2020 and has been named to host the opening T20I of the series on January 3. The teams will then move to Pune for the second T20I encounter, scheduled on January 5 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. The third and final T20I will be played on January 7 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot, Gujarat.
India vs Sri Lanka 2022 Schedule
|January 03||1. T20Is||19:00||Mumbai|
|January 05||2nd T20I||19:00||Pune|
|January 07||3. T20Is||19:00||Rajkot|
|January 10||1st ODI||14:00||Guwahati|
|January 12||2. ODIs||14:00||Kolkata|
|15 January||3. ODIs||14:00||Thiruvananthapuram|
After the final T20I, the action will switch to a 50-over white-ball competition. The first ODI is scheduled on January 10 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati Assam, followed by the second ODI on January 12 at the iconic Edens Garden Kolkata. The island nation will conclude India’s tour with the final ODI scheduled on January 15 at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala. After the recent ODI series with Afghanistan, Sri Lanka are yet to qualify for the upcoming Men’s World Cup in 2023. Hence, the upcoming series against India is crucial for Sri Lanka to boost their chances of qualifying for the eight best. spot.
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