Australia to Play Their 1st Test Series in Sri Lanka After 5 Years

Australia to play their first Test Series in Sri Lanka after a gap of five years.

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File photo of David Warner (L), Steve Smith (C) and Nathan Lyon (R). (Photo: Reuters)

Cricket Australia confirmed their first Test Series in Sri Lanka in more than five years on Wednesday. The proposed three match series will begin on July 26th in Kandy.

The Australians will embark on a two-month tour of the island nation from July 11, playing three Tests, five One-Days and two T20 Internationals, cricket.com.au said.

Steve Smith’s side went past India in February to finish the latest 12-month period at the first spot on the Test Championship table.

Sri Lanka on the other hand have dropped to seventh place after a disappointing year following the retirements of legendary batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Australia last toured Sri Lanka in August 2011, which was Michael Clarke’s first full series as captain. They won the three-match series 1-0.

Overall, the Australian team has played 13 Tests in Sri Lanka, winning six, drawing six and losing once.

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