South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka to host South Africa for white-ball series starting in September

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the selection of a 26-member Under-19 national training squad for the upcoming Under-19 Asia Cup and the Under-19 World Cup.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced the selection of a 26-member Under-19 national training squad for the upcoming Under-19 Asia Cup and the Under-19 World Cup.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka to host South Africa for white-ball series starting in September: Sri Lankan Cricket has confirmed that Sri Lanka will host South Africa for a white-ball series, starting 2 September. The teams will lock horns in three ODIs and as many T20Is.

All the matches will be played in a secured bio-bubble environment. The venue for all the matches is  R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo.

Match Schedule

DATE MATCH FORMAT Venue
2nd September, 2021 Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI – ( Day Night) RPICS, Colombo
4th September, 2021 Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI – ( Day Night) RPICS, Colombo
7th September, 2021 Sri Lanka vs South Africa ODI – ( Day Night) RPICS, Colombo
10th September, 2021 Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I – ( Night) RPICS, Colombo
12th September, 2021 Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I – ( Night) RPICS, Colombo
14th September, 2021 Sri Lanka vs South Africa T20I – ( Night) RPICS, Colombo

The venue- R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo also hosted all the limited over matches (3 ODIs & 3 T20Is) between India and Sri Lanka in July.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: The series is crucial for both sides as it would enable them to test their players ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled in October-November this year.

It would also be worth noting if South African players feature in Phase 2 of IPL or prioritize national commitments over the domestic tournament.

Also read: India Tour of Sri Lanka: Covid-19 hits Indian cricket team big time, after Pandya, Chahal & Gowtham test positive – Follow Live Updates

It is noteworthy that the Sri Lankan team would continue to miss the services of Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Niroshan Dickwella who have been suspended following the bio-bubble breach during Sri Lanka’s tour of England.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: While the recommendations have mentioned that Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka should be suspended for two full years from international cricket, and Niroshan Dickwella should be suspended for a period of 18 months, a final decision on their ban is yet to be announced.

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