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England Cricket Team To Tour Sri Lanka In March 2020

England will tour Sri Lanka for a two-Test series in March next year, with 120 ICC World Test Championship points at stake.

England Cricket Team To Tour Sri Lanka In March 2020
England are presently placed at the fifth spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
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England Cricket Team To Tour Sri Lanka In March 2020
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2019-10-25T11:54:06+0530

England will be playing a two-Test series against Sri Lanka in March next year, which will be part of the ICC World Championship

According to an ICC report, the first Test will begin from March 19 in Galle. The tour will then conclude with the second and final Test at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. (CRICKET NEWS

A total of 120 points would be at stake for both the sides.

Before the two Test matches, England will play two tour games. The first will be three-day warm-up match against a Sri Lanka Board President's XI in Katunayake. That will be followed by a second warm-up game, this one a four-day first-class fixture, against the same opposition, between March 12 and 15 at Colombo's P Sara Oval.

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In their last tour to Sri Lanka in November 2018, England had swept a three-Test series.

The series is yet another assignment in an already packed red-ball schedule for England, who are scheduled to play 14 Tests between now and next year's World T20 scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November.

England are presently placed at the fifth spot in the World Championship points table. They have 56 points from five games they have played so far.

England are currently in New Zealand where they will be playing five T20Is and two Test matches.

(IANS)

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