New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2012-13 September 15, 2012

New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka confirmed

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New Zealand will visit Sri Lanka for a series of two Tests, five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 in October and November. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed the schedule for the tour, which begins with a one-off T20 in Pallekele on October before the teams move on to the one-day international portion of the trip.

The ODIs begin on November 1 in Pallekele and continue at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on November 4 and 6 before finishing with a pair of matches in Hambantota on November 10 and 12. They are followed by the first Test, which starts in Galle on November 17, and the second Test in Pallekele beginning on November 25.

Last time New Zealand visited Sri Lanka for Tests was in 2009, when Sri Lanka won 2-0 on the back of a brilliant series from Thilan Samaraweera. New Zealand have not won a Test in Sri Lanka since May 1998, in what was Daniel Vettori's 12th Test, when they prevailed by 167 runs in Colombo thanks to twin hundreds from Stephen Fleming and Craig McMillan.

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  • Jimi01 on September 17, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    @puroniks. How many Sachin centuries won matches for IND?

  • Jimi01 on September 17, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    @Narbavi. Sehwag is the ultimate flat track bully.

    Sangakkara for his match saving innings against SA, does that mean he deserves to be called a flat track bully? He has simply played too many innings at home

  • carjunan on September 16, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    @puroniks :yeah sachin's 192 against ausies is the best at the belerive ovel.mahela, sanga,thilan can't even handle a bat.only inidans specially sachin can only bat....bigggggg lol

  • Brdmara on September 16, 2012, 5:30 GMT

    I' a supporter of Sl i guess 2 tests is not enough i think atleast they should play 4 tests 5 Odis 3t20 so that it would increase practice of young players .i think Newzealand should tour srilanka for a month or two so that sl could find the upsides and the downsides of Newzealand

  • Narbavi on September 16, 2012, 4:20 GMT

    Sachin scored two hundreds against that south african bowling attack recently in south african conditions, don't sweat over it, and someone added sehwag's name to the list of sanga, mahela and samaraweera in terms of flat track bullies, don't agree at all, viru might not have scored recently, but he has scored well in overseas on his previous tours!!

  • Prabhash1985 on September 16, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    Hope to see gentleman cricket at least now... Both have great players when it comes to fair play...

  • Prabhash1985 on September 16, 2012, 3:42 GMT

    @johnathonjosephs : Well said Jonathan... :) Some people don't understand the argument, but keep on saying what they believe as true... Sooooo funny! That's why people hate such...

  • CricketRevolution on September 15, 2012, 22:04 GMT

    Jonathon joesphs: you really want me to enlist Sachin's batting feats here? TOP 5 IN TERMS OF INNS/100, TOP CENTURY MAKER AGAINST AUS-BEST TEAM OOF HIS TIME, HIGHEST CENTURY MAKES AGAINST SA- HIGHEST CENTURY MAKER AGAINST SL- HIGHEST CENTURY AND RUN MAKER IN ALL FORMS OF THE GAME- HIGHEST CENTURY AND RUN SCORER IN WORLD CUP CRIKCET. RATED BY ESPN CRICINFO IN THE ALL TIME WORLD 11, BRADMAN, BENAUD NAME HIM IN THEIR ALL TIME 11 WARNE AND VIV SAY HE IS THE BEST EVER. NEED I SAW MORE? WHATS SANGA'S RESPONSE TO THAT? ONE CENTURY AGAINST THE BEST TEAM OF HIS TIME WHO WERE THE BEST FOR 10 MONTHS.WOW. gotta love this mindless love for the game

  • CricketRevolution on September 15, 2012, 21:59 GMT

    jonathanon josephs: FYI, SACHIN has scored 11 hundreds against the aussies in tests, 10 in Odis against them, and 32 in all against the two best bowling line ups of his time- SA and AUS so all your talk abotu eng being number 1 for a year is rubbish.. greats have sustained brillance... like sachin ...like Murali....... Sangakkara no matter how good and dear he is to SL fans cannot hold a candle to some the greats of all time like Viv, sobers, Sachin, etc.

  • ChandraPrince on September 15, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    My congradulations to Kumar Sangakkara! You're Deman!

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