South Africa to tour Sri Lanka for limited-overs series in September

South Africa to tour Sri Lanka for limited-overs series in September.(photo: cricket sri lanka twitter)

Dubai, July 31 (IANS) South Africa will tour Sri Lanka for a men’s limited-overs series in September, with the teams set to clash in three ODIs and as many T20Is.

The tour will run from September 2-14, with all matches set to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The ODIs will run from September 2-7, followed by the T20Is from September 10-14.

“We are delighted to have another tour confirmed for the Proteas men’s team with the ICC T20 World Cup just around the corner,” said Pholetsi Moseki, CSA’s acting CEO.

“Playing against quality opposition in the sub-continent is the best way for our team to prepare for this event, and we are grateful to Sri Lanka Cricket for accommodating us during this time of the year where schedules are highly condensed.

“With an ICC white-ball world event in each year of the next three, game time is golden for every team, and we are looking forward to watching our team play as they continue to add to the building blocks of their 2021 T20 World Cup preparation.”

The last time South Africa toured Sri Lanka for a white-ball series was in 2018, when the visitors emerged victorious in the five-match ODI series 3-2. Sri Lanka won the one-off T20I.

Itinerary: September 2: 1st ODI; September 4: 2nd ODI; September 7: 3rd ODI; September 10: 1st T20I; September 12: 2nd T20I; September 14: 3rd T20I.

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