Australia will visit Sri Lanka for the first time in six years in a three-format tour that begins with two Tests at the Galle International Stadium.
This will be the Aussies’ first tour of Sri Lanka since 2016.
The two teams will play three T20Is, five ODIs and two Tests in June and July 2022.
The white ball format will be played at three venues: Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and Pallekele International Stadium.
The two test matches, which will form part of the World Test Championship, will be played at Galle International Stadium from June 29th to July 3rd and July 8th to 12th.
Here is the full 2022 Tour of Australia Sri Lanka schedule:
June 7: First T20, Colombo
June 8: Second T20, Colombo
June 11: Third T20, Kandy
June 14: First ODI, Kandy
June 16: Second ODI, Kandy
June 19: Third ODI, Colombo
June 21: Fourth ODI, Colombo
June 24: Fifth ODI, Colombo
June 29 – July 3: First test, Galle
July 8-12: Second test, Galle
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— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) March 25, 2022
“We played some very competitive T20 internationals at home against Sri Lanka earlier this year and look forward to touring there for the first time since 2016 in another great Test and white ball series,” said Nick Hockley, CEO by Cricket Australia at https://www.cricket.com.au/
“There is no more challenging place to play cricket than the subcontinent and this tour offers our players invaluable experience and another great opportunity to excel on the world stage.”
“We have exciting cricket ahead of us, especially considering there is an Australian tour to Sri Lanka after (six) years since they last toured Sri Lanka (2016),” said SLC CEO Ashley De Silva.
“The T20 Series will support our preparations for the T20I World Cup, while the Test and ODI segments are also competitions of immense value to us as we strive to progress through the ICC Test World Championship rankings and so do we to prepare for the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023.”
Australia lost the Test series 3-0 to Sri Lanka in 2016 but won the white ball games, including a 2-0 dive in the T20s.
This will also be Australia’s third test in Asia this year as they currently play Pakistan and the series in India earlier this year.