The England cricket team is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka and play against them in all formats of the game beginning from 10th October 2018. The entire tour comprises five ODIs, one T20I and three Test matches.
The tour will start off with the ODI series with both the sides facing each other at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on 10th October 2018. The second ODI will also be played at the same stadium on 13th October 2018. Then the teams will travel to Pallekele to play the third and fourth ODI at 17th and 20th October respectively. The final ODI will be played at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo on 23rd October 2018.
The sole T20I of the series will also be played on the same ground at 27th October 2018.
The first Test match of the series will be played from 6th to 10th November at the Galle International Stadium. The teams will then return to Pallekele to play the second test match from 14th to 18th November. The final Test match of the series will be played at Sinhalese Sporting Complex from 23rd to 27th November 2018.
The English team is currently playing the test series with India and have a decisive lead of 3-1. Having won the ODI series against India, the team will go with high hopes to prove their mettle on the spin-friendly pitches of Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will come into the series after winning the test series against South Africa by 2-0. But they lost the ODI series and would be looking to get on the winning track and using the home advantage to their benefit.