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England Tour Sri Lanka 2020

shetland

Cricket Spectator
I am planning to go to Sri Lanka when England are touring in March 2020. We wanted to go there anyway but have waited until England were touring. Does anyone know when the dates are likely to be announced and if it will be possible to buy tickets in advance in this country without having to buy a specialist tour
 

Maximas

Cricketer Of The Year
All I know is England are in for a hiding next time having smashed us in the last 3 or so series home and away
 

shetland

Cricket Spectator
Thanks for that.

Anyone know roughly when tickets will be available

Also, will I be able to buy tickets when I arrive in SL or should I buy them online before I go ?
 

IndikaJ

Cricket Spectator
Thanks for that.

Anyone know roughly when tickets will be available

Also, will I be able to buy tickets when I arrive in SL or should I buy them online before I go ?
It is planned to be on March 2020. The exact dates and venues are not yet announced.

I don't think the tickets are available online yet as the dates are not fixed. However, don't worry we will not have issues with regards to tickets as test matches don't draw as much crowds as ODIs and T20s in this part of the world.

Please do come to Sri Lanka there is so much to watch in addition to Cricket
 

shetland

Cricket Spectator
Thanks IndijaJ. Our plan is to spend about about 4 weeks in SL and possibly 4 weeks in South India as well. We have long wanted to go to SL but have waited to coincide with this tour. I appreciate that it is in March but I was just trying to understand when the dates would be announced. We have a rough itinerary for our trip but can't finalise anything until the exact dates are known.

I met some very nice people from SL at some WC games a few weeks ago !!
 

IndikaJ

Cricket Spectator
Thanks IndijaJ. Our plan is to spend about about 4 weeks in SL and possibly 4 weeks in South India as well. We have long wanted to go to SL but have waited to coincide with this tour. I appreciate that it is in March but I was just trying to understand when the dates would be announced. We have a rough itinerary for our trip but can't finalise anything until the exact dates are known.

I met some very nice people from SL at some WC games a few weeks ago !!
Awesome! I hope the dates will be announced quickly. With one test likely to be held at Galle, you can spend some quality time in beaches at that part of Sri Lanka.
 

shetland

Cricket Spectator
Thanks IndikaJ. Beaches are not our thing. We like history and culture and there is a lot of that in SL !!
 

Adders

Cricketer Of The Year
Shetland, if it is anything like previous tours to SL then you can certainly buy your tickets over there......no need to buy in advance via a tour group.

There is always a **** storm over ticket prices though as the SLC adopt a 2 tier pricing policy which pisses a lot of people off. Basically expect to pay a lot more than the locals to sit in the same stands, that said compared to the UK the tickets are still very reasonably priced.
 

shetland

Cricket Spectator
Thanks Adders, good to know I can buy tickets when I am there.Any idea roughly how much the best seats cost ?

We have traveled a lot in Asia and 2 tier pricing is commonplace and I don't have a problem with it
 

shetland

Cricket Spectator
I am still looking for info on where and how I can buy tickets for the two test matches.

Also any tips on visiting the two grounds and watching cricket there would be appreciated. Info on food etc

Thanks
 

Neptune

State Vice-Captain
Mark wood out of series. Is jack leach injured too?

First warm up game March 7th. Predictions 1-0 England. Root to be highest scorer in the series and get a ***y hundred or 2.
 

theegyptian

International Vice-Captain
It feels like it will be a struggle this time for England due to their spin bowling. Ali, Leach and Rashid were pivotal last time out there when England won 3-0. Only Leach remains and there must be considerable concern about his form given his injury and illness problems this winter.

Bess did a good holding role in SA but it's hard to see him being capable of leading the bowling attack in a credible manner. Parkinson is the third spinner but he seems to have only been selected because he's been on the two other tours this winter, and there is no other viable option to replace him.
It seems that Ali, Rashid and Dawson all made themselves unavailable for the tour. Ridiculous that we have 18 counties and yet we really have only one spinner (Leach) who really merits selection on the basis of his performances in county cricket. Bess and Parkinson weren't even regulars for their counties last season although in fairness Bess had to compete with Leach. Can't think of another English spinner apart from Leach who a county even relies upon.

Hopefully the batsmen can accrue some big scores so we can at least get a draw or two.
 

Howe_zat

Audio File
The one time Bess had conditions in his favour in SA he took a five-for. He'll probably go alright.

We will miss Moeen IMO but Dawson can take a hike for tests.
 

FBU

International 12th Man
Dan Lawrence, all matches in Lions tour of Australia, leading batsman and wicket taker

Batting 493 runs at 98.60
Bowling 11 wickets at 23.00
 

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