Sri Lanka to tour India for three T20Is early next year
India are going to host Sri Lanka for a three-match T20I series in early January next year. The islanders have replaced Zimbabwe, who were scheduled to play a three T20I matches. Now India and Sri Lanka will face each other on January 5, 7 and 10. These games will help the both teams as useful preparation ahead of T20 World Cup in October 2020.
Both teams have their places confirmed in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as India are placed 4th in in rankings while Sri Lanka are 8th. Before Sri Lanka, as per the Future Tours Programme (FTP), Zimbabwe were scheduled to play one Test game and three One Day Internationals last March in India, a tour that never happened. BCCI negotiated the T20I series with Zimbabwe Team.
1st T20I – Guwahati on January 5
2nd T20I – Indore on January 7
3rd T20I – Pune on January 10