Sri Lanka in India 2009-10 October 23, 2009

Brabourne Stadium to host Test after 36 years

Cricinfo staff

Mumbai's Brabourne Stadium will host a Test for the first time since 1973 when Sri Lanka take on India for the third and final Test of their winter tour. The Tests will be followed by two Twenty20 internationals and five ODIs, four of them day-night games.

The series, from November 8 to December 27, begins with a three-day warm-up game against the Board President's XI at Mumbai's Bandra-Kurla Complex before the first Test in Ahmedabad, starting November 16. The second Test will be in Kanpur before the teams head back to Mumbai for the third game. The city's regular venue, the Wankhede Stadium, is currently being renovated for the 2011 World Cup.

Visakhapatnam and Delhi, the venues of the second one-dayer, will stage its first floodlit international fixture. The series also marks the return of Kolkata's Eden Gardens as an one-day international venue after nearly three years - it hosts an ODI on Christmas Eve.

Sri Lanka last toured India for a three-Test series in 2005-06, losing 2-0.

Itinerary

November 11-13: Three-day warm-up match in Mumbai
November 16-20: 1st Test, Ahmedabad
November 24-28: 2nd Test, Kanpur
December 2-6: 3rd Test, Mumbai
December 9: 1st Twenty20, Nagpur (d/n)
December 12: 2nd Twenty20, Mohali (d/n)
December 15: 1st ODI, Rajkot
December 18: 2nd ODI, Visakhapatnam (d/n)
December 21: 3rd ODI, Cuttack (d/n)
December 24: 4th ODI, Kolkata (d/n)
December 27: 5th ODI, New Delhi (d/n)