Sri Lanka to host Kiwis
By Champika Fernando
Sri Lanka will host New Zealand for two Tests, five ODIs and a T-20 match in October-November before heading for Australia for a full cricket series of three Tests, five ODIs and two T20s on December 3.
New Zealand will arrive for the first time since 2009 to play a bilateral series in Colombo on October 20.
The tour will kick off with the T20 on October 24 at the Pallekelle stadium where the first ODI is also expected to be played on October 27.
Hambantota will host the second and third limited over matches on October 31 and November 3 and Colombo the fourth and the fifth ODI scheduled at the R Premadasa stadium.
The fourth ODI will be on November 7 while the final match will be on November 10.
New Zealand who suffered a 2-0 defeat in their last two match Test series in mid 2009 will play a two-day warm up match on November 13 and 14 at the P. Sara Oval before the two match series begins on November 17.
The first Test will be at the Galle International Stadium while the second Test will be in Colombo starting November 25.