Australia will kick-start their 2019-20 home season with a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Australia will be in action for the first time since retaining the Ashes urn on England soil for the first time since 2001. Sri Lanka, on the other, come to the Twenty20 series after a remarkable and historic series win in Pakistan. Sri Lanka vs Australia T20I series will begin on October 27, 2019 (Sunday). Sri Lanka and Australia will face each other in three-match Twenty20 series. The three-match T20I series between Sri Lanka and Australia will run from October 27 to November 1, 2019. Meanwhile, fans searching for the full schedule of Sri Lanka's Tour of Australia, 2019, including all the fixture details with match timings in IST (Indian Standard Time) and venue details, should scroll down for all information. You can also download Sri Lanka Tour of Australia 2019 schedule in PDF format for free.
Sri Lanka will be high on confidence when they face Australia in the three-match T20I series, starting October 24. The Lankans, who travelled to Pakistan with a second-string team, made the visit to Pakistan for the nation’s first-ever international cricket series in 10 years without many of their first-team stars. But the inexperienced and young team thrashed the hosts 3-0 to achieve Sri Lanka’s first-ever T20I clean-sweep over Pakistan on their own soil. The Tour to Australia, which will commence on October 24, will, however, see the return of many first-team players that had stepped out of the Pakistan series.
For Australia, the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka will be the start of six-consecutive Twenty20 International matches. The Aaron Finch-led side will hosts Pakistan and Sri Lanka in back-to-back three-match T20I series. This will also be Australia’s first Twenty20 international series since the 2-1 victory over India away from home before the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Their last T20I series at home was also against India – the three-match series ended 1-1, with one match producing no result.
Sri Lanka Tour of Australia T20I Series 2019, Schedule Timetable in IST (Indian Time)
|1||Sunday, October 27||1st T20I||Adelaide Oval, South Australia||09:00 am IST|
|2||Wednesday, October 30||2nd T20I||The Gabba, Brisbane||1:40 pm IST|
|3||Friday, November 1||3rd T20I||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Victoria||1:40 pm IST|
The three-match series from October 24 to November 1, 2019, will be a great preparation for both teams for the upcoming 2020 T20I World Cup. The Twenty20 World Cup in 2020 will be held in Australia exactly a year later with Australia facing Pakistan in the first match of the Super 12 stage in T20I World Cup, 2020. Sri Lanka, on the other, will have to go through the group stage along with five other teams, including Bangladesh, to progress to the Super 12 stage. Sri Lanka beat Australia 2-1 when both these teams faced each other in Australia last time.