India and Sri Lanka are scheduled to play a three-match Twenty20 international series in February. The series will be in preparation for the Asia Cup and the ICC World Twenty20 in March-April. (Click here for latest Cricket stories)
February 9 (Pune), February 12 (Delhi) and February 14 (Visakhapatnam) will host the India versus Sri Lanka matches, according to reports. India and Sri Lanka last played a Twenty20 international in the World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh in 2014. The Lankans beat MS Dhoni’s team by six wickets with 13 balls remaining.
India are currently playing a limited-overs series in Australia. Trailing 4-0, India play Australia in the fifth and final ODI match in Sydney on Saturday. The ODIs will be followed by three twenty20s – January 26 (Adelaide), January 29 (Melbourne) and January 31 (Sydney). This is the first time a bilateral three-match twenty20 series is being played Down Under.
Sri Lanka recently lost a Twenty20 series in New Zealand 2-0. The upcoming India versus Sri Lanka series will prepare the teams for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh from February 24-March 6.