Sri Lanka will tour South Africa for two Tests beginning December 26 – here’s the complete schedule and fixtures list for the series.
The two-Test series will be part of the ICC Test Championship and will be held from December 26 to January 7. However, both teams are unlikely to make it to the final of the championship.
According to the schedule, the touring Sri Lanka side will feature in a three-day practice match against a Cricket South Africa Invitation XI. The match will be played in Benoni.
The Sri Lanka side, carrying an extended 21-member unit for the series, underwent a 10-day camp in Pallekele before flying out to South Africa. The team, led by Dimuth Karunaratne, includes five uncapped players and will be playing its first Test since Covid-19 brought the sport to a standstill.
You can check the Sri Lanka Test squad for the series here.
The South Africa squad, initially a 19-member setup, was tweaked after two players from the original squad tested positive for Covid-19. The South Africa team will be led by Quinton de Kock.
You can check the South Africa Test squad for the series here.
Sri Lanka have won four out of the last five Tests against South Africa, including the incredible one-wicket win at Durban in February 2019, regarded as one of the greatest chases in Test history.
After Sri Lanka’s visit, South Africa will travel to Pakistan for two Tests and three T20Is, their first tour to the country since 2007.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2020/21 schedule
Cricket South Africa Invitation XI vs Sri Lankans, Willowmoore Park, Benoni
Update: The tour game, originally supposed to start on December 20, has been postponed.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka Test schedule – First Test
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, December 26-30, SuperSport Park, Centurion (10am SAST, 12pm UK time)
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, January 3-7, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (10am SAST, 12pm UK time)