India tour of Sri Lanka 2017: Full schedule, fixtures, timings, venue
In what will be India’s first full tour to Sri Lanka in eight years, the Virat Kohli-led team arrived in Sri Lankan soil to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 international. The tour begins with India playing their first Test on July 26.
The first Test will be played at the Galle international stadium and will be followed by the second Test in Colombo beginning August 3. The third and final Test will be in Kandy from August 12. The one-day international series will see five matches with the first being played in Dambulla international stadium on August 20.
The next two ODIs will be at the same venue in Kandy while the final two ODIs will also be at the same venue in Colombo. The two teams will play a one-off T20 international which will be played at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 6.
Last time India toured Sri Lanka, they played three-match Test series in 2015. While India lost the first Test, they won the second and third to complete a stunning turnaround and win the series 2-1 under the captaincy of Kohli.
This time, the team is travelling the controversy of India coach. Ravi Shastri will be coach of the Indian cricket team for the Sri Lanka tour, which will be his first assignment after taking over from Anil Kumble.
Schedule of India’s Tour of Sri Lanka 2017:
1st Test: July 26-30
2nd Test: August 3-7
3rd Test: August 12-16
1st ODI: August 20
2nd ODI: August 24
3rd ODI: August 27
4th ODI: August 31
5th ODI: September 3
Only T20I: September 6