Across Europe and Asia, cricket is big business! In Sri Lanka in particular, the sport is incredibly popular, with the country’s mens test team ranking 6th in the world. With the Cricket World Cup 2019 fast approaching, we take a look at what Sri Lanka are up to this year. Grab your bat and ball as we round up all you need to know about cricket in Sri Lanka in 2019!
Cricket World Cup 2019
As the biggest event in the sport, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will take place between 30th May and 14th July 2019. Hosted by England and Wales, the championships happen every four years and are the most exciting event in all of One Day International cricket, as 10 teams compete for the winner’s title. For the Cricket World Cup 2019 Sri Lanka will play its first match against New Zealand on Saturday 1st June. The event’s Semi Finals will happen on Tuesday 9th July and Tuesday 11th July, before the Grand Final on Sunday 14th July at London’s iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. Of all the cricket in Sri Lanka in 2019, the Cricket World Cup will be the most exciting!
If you want to discover more about other events and festivals in Sri Lanka in 2019, take a look at our dedicated guide.
New Zealand V Sri Lanka – Saturday 1st June, Cardiff Wales Stadium
Sri Lanka V Pakistan – Friday 7th June, Bristol County Ground
England V Sri Lanka – Friday 21st June, Headingley
Sri Lanka V South Africa – Friday 28th June, The Riverside Durham
Sri Lanka V India – Saturday 6th July, Headingley
Sri Lanka Cricket 2019 Schedule
Before and after the Cricket World Cup 2019 Sri Lanka will be playing plenty of games to keep you entertained. So, if you’re really into the sport, you’ll be keen to know all about the Sri Lanka cricket 2019 schedule. With important test matches against both Scotland and South Africa, the Sri Lankan male team will play some grueling games in the coming months. Don’t miss the Twenty20 against South Africa, taking place between Tuesday 19th March and Sunday 24th March. Read on to take a look at some key matches or keep an eye on future events via the ICC website.
Hungry for more on Sri Lanka? Find more inspiration for your adventure with our seven-day itinerary guide.
South Africa V Sri Lanka – Thursday 21st February to Monday 25th February, Test Match
Sri Lanka V South Africa – Sunday 3rd March to Saturday 16th March, One Day International and Tuesday 19th March to Sunday 24th March, Twenty20
Scotland V Sri Lanka – Saturday 18th May and Tuesday 21st May, One Day International
Women’s Sri Lanka Cricket Tour 2019
When you think about cricket in Sri Lanka in 2019 you may only imagine the men’s team. Well, think again! The Sri Lanka female national cricket team boasts the seventh most wins in Women’s One Day International cricket, making them one of the best in the world! The Sri Lanka women’s national cricket team is one of only eight competing in the ICC Women’s Championship, so keep an eye on the team’s fixtures via the ICC website. If you’re looking for inspiring cricket in Sri Lanka in 2019, then the women’s team are the ones to watch!
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England V Sri Lanka – Saturday 16th March to Thursday 21st March 2019, One Day International and Sunday 24th March to Thursday 28th March, Twenty20, Colombo