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England arrive in Sri Lanka for ODI series in preparation for World Cup

India TV Sports Desk November 17, 2014 14:10 IST
India TV Sports Desk

Colombo: England touched down in Sri Lanka late on Sunday night ahead of their seven-match one-day international series in preparation for the World Cup.

 

Their first match on the tour will be against Sri Lanka A at the SSC in Colombo on Friday before they face the same opposition on Sunday in another warm-up match.

The seven-match ODI series will begin in Colombo on Wednesday Nov 26, with the first two games taking place at the Premadasa Stadium.

The Premadasa Stadium will also host game No 4 and No 7 of the series with the third game being played in Hambantota and games five and six in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back from their 5-0 series whitewash in India.

Ravi Bopara and James Taylor both tweeted pictures while on board their long-haul flight to the sub-continent.

After the Sri Lanka tour, England head to Australia in January for a tri-series which also includes India to complete their preparations for the World Cup.

Their first Pool A match will be against co-hosts Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 14.