India vs Sri Lanka 2022: The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the revised schedule of the upcoming Sri Lanka tour of India. According to the schedule, the tour will now begin with T20 internationals, followed by Tests.
The first T20 international will be played on 24th February 2022 in Lucknow. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium will host the second and third T20 international, scheduled to be played on 26th and 27th February 2022.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced a change in schedule for the upcoming Paytm Sri Lanka Tour of India. Sri Lanka will first play the T20I series comprising three matches followed by a two-match Test series, which will be a part of the ICC World Test Championship, 2021-23. Lucknow will now host the first T20I while the next two will be played in Dharamsala,” a statement released by the BCCI said.
The T20 internationals will then be followed by Tests. The first Test match between India and Sri Lanka is scheduled to be played from 4th March to 8th March 2022 at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. The series will conclude with a day-night Test match, scheduled to be played from 12th to 16th March 2022 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
“The first Test will now be held in Mohali from March 4th to 8th and the second Test will be played from March 12th to 16th in Bengaluru,” the statement further added.
India and Sri Lanka last played a white-ball series in July 2021 in Sri Lanka. A second-string Indian team visited Sri Lanka last year and managed to win the ODI series but then suffered a 2-1 defeat in the T20Is.
Schedule of Sri Lanka tour of India:
First T20I – February 24
Second T20I – February 26
Third T20I – February 27
First Test – March 4 to 8
Second Test – March 12 to 16 (Day & night Test)