New Delhi: The BCCI announced a revised route on Tuesday for the home series against Sri Lanka, which starts on February 25, and confirms that the Twenty20 series will be played before the two Tests.
Originally, the two-test series was planned before the T20s, but the BCCI made the change at the request of Sri Lanka Cricket.
“Sri Lanka will first play the T20I series, consisting of three matches, followed by a two-match test series, which will be part of the ICC World Test Championship, 2021-23,” the BCCI said in a statement.
It has been widely reported that the T20s will take place against the Lankan side before Test matches in Mohali and Bengaluru and the cricket body has now confirmed this.
Virat Kohli is expected to play his 100th match in Mohali from March 4-8.
The second Test will be played in Bengaluru from February 12-16.
The first T20 will be played in Lucknow on February 25, before the teams travel up the hills to Dharamsala for the second and third matches on February 26 and 27.
With the Sri Lanka series schedule announced, the BCCI is expected to appoint the Test captain, a position that became vacant following Kohli’s unexpected resignation a day after India lost the Test series in South Africa.
Kohli finished his tenure as India’s most successful Test captain with 40 wins, 11 draws and 17 losses in 68 Tests.
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