Team India set to play a three matches T20I series against Sri Lanka at home at the start of next year. Sri Lanka will replace the Zimbabwe team in this tour because international cricket Council suspended Zimbabwe cricket team form all the formats. Previously the tour was set to play against Sri Lanka now Team India will play against Sri Lanka.
“In the wake of Zimbabwe’s suspension by ICC, the BCCI invited Sri Lanka to participate in the three-match series. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed their participation and the itinerary is as under,” the BCCI said in a release.
Following a board and full council meeting in London in July this year, ICC had suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect. In an official release, the apex body had stated that ‘the ICC Board unanimously decided that Zimbabwe Cricket, an ICC Full Member, was in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution which imposes an obligation on Members to provide a process for free and democratic elections and to ensure that there is no government interference in its governance and / or administration for cricket respectively.”
Sri Lanka tour of India will begin from January 05. The first T20 will be played in Guwahati, and last two T20is will be played in Indore and Pune Respectively on January 07 and January 10.
Currently, Sri Lanka team travelled Pakistan for a bilateral series while Team India is playing against South Africa at home.
Here is the schedule of Sri Lanka Tour of India 2019:-
1st T20I, India versus Sri Lanka in Guwahati on 5th Jan 2020
2nd T20I, India versus Sri Lanka in Indore on 7th Jan 2020
3rd T20I, India versus Sri Lanka in Pune on 10th Jan 2020