A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: New Zealand to play Sri Lanka later this month

New Zealand have not had any luck against Sri Lanka in recent years

Sri Lanka will be gearing up to face New Zealand in a series that is scheduled to take place a few weeks after the conclusion of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20.

The tour will consist of  two Test matches, five ODIs and one Twenty20, which will take place on October 30.

Both cricket boards have confirmed the tour schedule and many are expecting this series to be a tough one for New Zealand after they were thrashed by India in both of their Test matches before the start of the ICC World Twenty20, in which they were knocked out in the super 8s stage.

The first ODI will take place in Pallekele on November 1 and will then move to the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, where the second and third ODIs will be played on November 4 and 6, before finally ending in Hambantota, where the last two ODIs will be played on November 10 and 12.

The ODIs will be followed by the Test series, which starts on November 17 in Galle, before moving to Pallekele for the final Test on November 25.

New Zealand last toured Sri Lanka in 2009, and lost their Test series 2-0 due to the heroics of Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera.

To make things worse for the Black Caps, they have not won a single Test in Sri Lanka since May 1998, when they hammered Sri Lanka by 167 runs in Colombo thanks to hundreds from both Stephen Fleming and Craig McMillan.

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