The Board of Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) has rescheduled Sri Lanka's planned tour of India in February and March. According to the
original schedule, the tour started with a two-match Test series and three T20Is. The T20I leg,
which begins on February 24, will take place first. The first T20I will be held in Lucknow, with
the remaining two matches in Dharamsala.
On March 4, the first Test, Virat Kohli's 100th outing in the format, will begin at Mohali.
Bengaluru will host the second and final Test starting March 12. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Cricket
(SLC) has requested that the BCCI adjust the schedule to accommodate the players'
bubble-to-bubble transfers from Australia, against whom the side would play five T20Is until
The Men in Blue are currently preparing for a three-match T20I series against the West Indies,
which will begin on February 16. The Rohit Sharma-led side will be full of confidence after
winning the previous ODI series 3-0 and would hope to repeat the same against the Lankan Lions.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka is suffering against the Australians, as one might assume.
After losing the first three matches, the visitors have lost the series and have nothing to play
for but pride. It should be mentioned that a T20 World Cup is set to take place later this year
in Australia. As a result, both sides may view this series as an excellent opportunity for
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