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    ICC release warm up matches schedule ahead of World Cup 2015

    December 03, 2014

    The International Cricket Council  announced the line-up of warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in New Zealand and Australia. Accordingly, Sri Lanka will play South Africa and Zimbabwe prior to the tournament.

     
    Sri Lanka will take on Proteas on February 8th 2015 at Hagley Oval in Christchurch while the match against Zimbabwe will be played on the 11th at Bert Sutcliffe Oval also in Christchurch.
     
     
    Sri Lanka will play the curtain raiser of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 against hosts New Zealand at Hagley Oval on the 14th February.
     
    After completing the seven match ODI series against England, Sri Lanka will tour New Zealand where they will play seven ODIs in addition to two Test Matches.
     
    The ICC announced a total of 14 warm-up matches which will be played across Adelaide, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney from 8 to 13 February, with host and four-time former world champion Australia taking on reigning world champion India at Adelaide Oval on the first day.
     
    These warm-up matches are not official ODIs and operate under slightly different rules with up to 15 players able to be used throughout the game with no more than 11 players may field at any one time.
     
    The schedule of warm-up matches is:
     
    Sunday, 8 February –India v Australia, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
     
    Monday, 9 February - South Africa v Sri Lanka, Hagley Oval, Christchurch; New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch; England v West Indies, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; Pakistan v Bangladesh, Blacktown ISP, Sydney
     
    Tuesday, 10 February – Ireland v Scotland, Blacktown ISP, Sydney; India v Afghanistan, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
     
    Wednesday, 11 February – New Zealand v South Africa, Hagley Oval, Christchurch; Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch; Australia v UAE, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne; England v Pakistan, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
     
    Thursday, 12 February – West Indies v Scotland, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney; Ireland v Bangladesh, Blacktown ISP, Sydney
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