Don’t miss the exciting opportunity to explore Sri Lanka alongside the Sri Lankan and Australian cricket teams! Yes, Australia is touring Sri Lanka in June 2022 and Blue Lanka Tours has prepared an exclusive itinerary where you can be a part of this tour, and also visit the popular tourist destinations that this beautiful paradise island has to offer.
How can you combine a cricket tour with a sightseeing tour of Sri Lanka?
Blue Lanka Tours recommends cricket fans to visit Sri Lanka during this tour so they can get the best of both worlds. We will schedule your itinerary according to the match schedule and arrange your accommodation at locations where the matches will be taking place. On match days, you will only be going to the stadium to enjoy the game of cricket. On days where no matches are scheduled, excursions can be arranged to preferred destinations such as Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, Negombo, Mirissa and so on. With this Sri Lanka cricket tour itinerary, we hope to make your holiday in Sri Lanka an unforgettable one.
What is the match schedule of the Australia tour of Sri Lanka?
- Three T20 Matches scheduled on the 7th, 8th and 11th of June 2022.
- Five ODI Matches scheduled on the 14th, 16th, 19th, 21st and 24th of June 2022.
- First Test Match from 29th of June to 3rd July 2022.
- Second Test Match from 8th to 12th of July 2022.
What are the locations of the scheduled matches in Sri Lanka?
A brief background on the cricket history of Sri Lanka vs Australia
The two teams have been playing professional cricket since 1983, beginning with a Test Match which Australia won in Sri Lanka. Since then, Australia visited Sri Lanka in 1992, 1999, 2004, 2011 and 2016 for a series of Test Matches. Similarly, Sri Lanka toured Australia in 1995, 2004, 2007, 2013 and 2019. The Warne-Muralitharan Trophy was introduced in 2007, named after the legendary bowlers of both teams: Shane Warne from the Australian team and Muttiah Muralitharan from the Sri Lankan team.
Out of 31 head-to-head test matches, 8 have drawn, 19 were won by Australia and 4 won by Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka and Australia have played a total of 97 ODIs in the past, of which 61 have been won by Australia and 32 by Sri Lanka. From a total of 23 head-to-head T20s, Sri Lanka has won 9, while Australia remains the stronger team with 14 wins.
After six years, Australia will be touring Sri Lanka in June 2022 for a series of T20s, ODIs and Test Matches, which is going to be an exciting experience for fans of both teams. So, book your tickets in advance and plan your tour of Sri Lanka with the Australian cricket team!
Recommended itinerary for Sri Lanka cricket tour
For those interested in joining a test match of Australia vs Sri Lanka, we recommend the below itinerary.
13 Nights, 14 Days
- Day 01 – Colombo
Greet at Bandaranaike International Airport and transfer to Colombo for overnight rest and relaxation.
- Day 02 – Galle
After a city tour of Colombo, proceed to Galle. Enroute, visit the Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and the Dutch Fort (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Galle.
- Day 03 to 07 – Galle
Indulge in five days of Test Cricket with the Sri Lankan and Australian cricket teams at Galle International Stadium.
- Day 08 – Yala
Meet the stilt fisherman in the southern coast on Day 08 before you proceed to Yala for an afternoon Jeep Safari at Yala National Park.
- Day 09 – Ella
After another morning jeep safari, proceed to the small and beautiful town of Ella. Visit the Nine Arches Bridge and Ravana Water Falls while enjoying the scenic hill country views along the way as well as from your hotel.
- Day 10 – Kandy
An early morning hike to the peak of Little Adam’s Peak will pump you up for another day full of gorgeous panoramas. Take the iconic train journey from Ella to Kandy to see for yourself!
- Day 11 and 12 – Sigiriya
Visit the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy the next morning and proceed to Sigiriya after a city tour of Kandy. Before checking in to your hotel in Sigiriya, visit the Dambulla Cave Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Next morning, explore the historical ruins at Lion’s Rock in Sigiriya, another commendable UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will then arrange a village tour for you on a Bullock Cart and Catamaran. In the afternoon, you can opt for a jeep safari at the nearby Minneriya National Park for another wildlife encounter.
- Day 13 – Negombo
Transfer to Negombo, visit the Ridee Viharaya en route and then enjoy a boat safari in the Muthurajawela Marsh in Negombo.
- Day 14 – Airport
Depending on the time of your flight, transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport on the last day of this special Sri Lanka Cricket Tour.
For more details on dates, travel times, hotels, and meal plan for this tour, please visit our website or contact Blue Lanka Tours and our team of friendly travel consultants will be happy to assist you with your inquiries.