Sri Lanka tour ideal preparation for India before World T20

Sachin Tendulkar has played only a limited number of One day Internationals in the last few years AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Jun 17, 2012

India will be playing five One-day matches and two Twenty20 matches in Sri Lanka from the third week of July.

“These matches will be ideal for the Indian team, especially, at a time when the World T20 is around the corner in Sri Lanka itself,” a top BCCI official was quoted as saying by Times of India.

Soon after finishing the Lanka assignment (in July-August), India are schedule to play two-match Test series against New Zealand at home in August before World T20 begins in September.

India last played One-Internationals during Asia Cup in March.