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Sri Lanka v England – 1st Test Match (2021 Tour)

January 14, 2021 - January 18, 2021

Galle International Stadium
England play the first of two Test matches in Sri Lanka at the scenic Galle International Stadium – this match was originally due to be held between the 19th and 22nd March 2020 but was postponed just days before due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The two sides have previously played 5 Test matches in Galle, the most recent being in November 2018 as England won by 211 runs on their way to a 3-0 tour victory.
England won the match by 7 wickets.

Venue Information for Sri Lanka v England – 1st Test

The match venue has been confirmed as the Galle International Stadium in Galle, a full guide including history and travel information is available here.

England tour of Sri Lanka 2021

A guide to England’s 2021 tour of Sri Lanka is available here.

How do I get tickets for Sri Lanka v England – 1st Test?

It is likely this match will take place behind closed doors, however if tickets do become available check the official Sri Lanka Cricket website here for the latest information.

Travel to Galle

Bus – the bus station is located next to the cricket ground and has links to Colombo (3 hours), Hikkaduwa (30 minutes) and Matara (1 hour).

Train – if you are looking to get to/from Colombo, I would highly recommend taking the scenic train journey running alongside the Indian Ocean (2 hours). There are also services to Matara (1 hour), Mirissa (90 minutes) and Kandy (6½ hours). The railway station is approximately 1km away from the fort area of Galle.

Where to stay in Galle

I would recommend staying in the Fort area of Galle, with the Frangipani Motel being right in the middle. Clean and comfortable, the owners offered a fantastic breakfast in the morning.

Rooms from £17 a night. Read other traveller’s reviews and book your stay on TripAdvisor by clicking on the links above, or search for other Galle accommodation by clicking here.


January 14, 2021
January 18, 2021
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