Sri Lanka will tour New Zealand for two Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODI) and as many T20 Internationals (T20I) next month. Before the commencement of the series, the Islanders will play a two-day warm-up game against the Kiwis at Hagley Oval grounds in Christchurch on March 3 and 5. However, the main matches will begin from March 9, with two Tests lined up first.
Notably, the longest format matches between the two sides is part of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 cycle. Meanwhile, the three 50-overs games are part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
The white-ball series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played from March 25 to April 8. It is a crucial tour for Sri Lanka as their qualifying hopes for WTC 2023 final and 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup depend on it. Sri Lanka are currently ranked third in the WTC 2023 points table, with Australia and India occupying the first two positions.
On the other hand, New Zealand – who recently faced an embarrassing defeat on their 2023 India tour, will look to regain momentum in the forthcoming series ahead of the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup.
Fixtures of NZ vs SL, Test series
- First Test: March 9 – March 13, Hagley Oval in Christchurch at 10:00 pm GMT/11:00 am local
- Second Test: March 17 – March 21, Basin Reserve in Wellington at 10:00 pm GMT/11:00 am local
Fixtures of NZ vs SL, ODI series
- First ODI: March 25, Eden Park in Auckland at 1:00 am GMT/2:00 pm local
- Second ODI: March 28, Hagley Oval in Christchurch at 1:00 am GMT/2:00 pm local
- Third ODI: March 31, Seddon Park in Hamilton at 1:00 am GMT/2:00 pm local
Fixtures of NZ vs SL, T20I series
- First T20I: April 2, Eden Park in Auckland at 12:00 am GMT/1:00 pm local
- Second T20I: April 5, University Oval in Dunedin at 12:00 am GMT/1:00 pm local
- Third T20I: April 8, John Davies Oval in Queenstown at 12:00 am GMT/1:00 pm local
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