The Islanders who were winners of 2014 T20 World Cup are looking forward to in their second T20 World Cup this year 2020. In the last decade they gone through many ups and downs. In 2011 and 2012 T20 World Cup however they reached till finals but in the later half decade youngsters couldn’t carry away that spirit of the legends.
These Lankans proved most of the fans wrong in 2019 by disobeying the odds and hoping that can back them in this year. They are going to kick off this year playing against India which is going to be too tough and later they will host England team in the month of march which is a home series. There will be another home series with Bangladesh but the dates are not yet decided which will be in the same year.
Sri Lanka also participates in 2020 Asia Cup and T20 World Cup actively. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne is much confident that he will not let his team down this decade.
Venues and Dates of Sri Lanka’s international Cricket Schedule-2020
India vs Sri Lanka first T20I – Guwahati on January 5
India vs Sri Lanka second T20I – Indore on January 7
India vs Sri Lanka Third T20I – Pune on January 10
Ireland tour Sri Lanka
Ireland is the newest test playing country going to visit Sri Lanka for playing one off Test match. These Ireland men hope to win their first Test match to give confidence to the team.
West Indies tour Lanka
West Indies are the defending T20 World Champions who were about to tour Sri Lanka to play 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is in the month of February. These series going to start on February 8 2020.
England tour Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka vs England first test in Galle – March 19 to 23
Sri Lanka vs England second test in Colombo – March 27 to 31
South Africa tour Sri Lanka
The Proteas going to fly of Sri Lanka featuring 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is in the month of June this year. ICC has declared this tour will be a part of FTP Cycle. Sri Lanka Cricket Board is not yet announced the dates and venues.
India tour Sri Lanka
After South Africa departs from Lanka, Men in blue going to tour and play against Lanka tigers. The matches going to feature 3 match ODI series and 3 Match T20I series.
Bangladesh tour Sri Lanka
ICC World test is going to be the final home series for Lankans this year. In the month of July 3 test series will be completed while they first hosted New Zealand in 2019 followed by England as their second guests and finally going to end with Bangladesh. After the completion of these series Sri Lanka and Bangladesh both teams are going to participate in Asia Cup 2020.
ICC T20 World Cup 2020
Sri Lanka vs Ireland first Match in Geelong- October 18
Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea 6th match in Geelong – October 20
Sri Lanka vs Oman 10th match Geelong – October 22
Sri Lanka tour Bangladesh
Once again Bangladesh and Sri Lanka going to cross paths by Bangladesh as a host. This series features 3 ODIs going to held in the month of December.