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Team India will embark on the tour of Sri Lanka in July

The Indian team will be touring West Indies soon after the Champions Trophy to play 1 T20I and 5 ODIs from 23rd June to 9th July.

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Team India. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

The Indian Cricket Team is all set to embark upon a 50-day tour of Sri Lanka next month. As per reports in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Team India is scheduled to reach the Sri Lankan capital on July 19 and play a warm-up game in Colombo on either 21 or 22 July. Three Test matches are scheduled to be played at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy (July 26 to 30), Galle (August 4 to 8) and in Colombo (SSC Grounds) from August 12 to 16.

Also, the five One-Day Internationals will be played in Colombo (R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium), Dambulla (Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium), Pallekele International Cricket Stadium (two ODIs’) on August 20, August 24, August 27, August 30 and Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium on September 3 respectively. The lone T20I match of the series will be played at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium on September 6.

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It has also been learnt that the itinerary prepared by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been approved by the BCCI’s Operations Team. The Men in Blue last played Sri Lanka at the Group stage of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, where the Islanders got the better of them. However, India bounced back and qualified for the semi-finals but Sri Lanka couldn’t. The top 4 teams competing for a spot in the finals are India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and England.

West Indies before Sri Lanka 

Also, the Indian team will be touring West Indies soon after the Champions Trophy to play 1 T20I and 5 ODIs from 23rd June to 9th July. Anil Kumble will continue as the coach for the Windies tour but it is still not sure if a new coach would be appointed before the tour to the Island country. Not many changes in the team selection can be expected since the tournament begins only 5 days apart from the Champions Trophy, in which most Indian players have been in good form so far.

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