South Africa will arrive in Sri Lanka on the 4th of July 2018 to play 2 Tests, 5 One Day Internationals, and a one-off Twenty20 and the 41-day tour will conclude on the 14th of August 2018.
Initially, 3 Tests were on schedule but the 3rd Test was traded for a 5 match ODI series.
The Proteas Test team beat Sri Lanka 1-0 when they visited the island back in 2014. They are the only Non-Asian side to have beaten the Islanders on home soil.
The first Test will be played in Galle and the 2nd has been moved to the Sinhalese Sports Club Grounds.
Sri Lanka will go on a lengthy tour to the West Indies before facing the dominant Proteas in July. The Islanders will then feature in the Asia Cup and take on England at home.
“This will be a very important tour for us. We have a lot of exciting, young players coming into our side in all three formats and, with so much of our international cricket being played on the subcontinent these days it is important they get used to those conditions as soon as possible” said CSA’s acting CEO Thabang Moroe (Sports24).
“The ODI series forms an important part of our team preparation for next year’s 2019 ICC World Cup in England. Sri Lanka has always provided very tough opposition under their home conditions and I am sure this tour will be no exception. We are all looking forward to some very competitive cricket,” added Moroe (Sports24).
Sri Lanka vs South Africa (Tour Itinerary)
|12th July to 16th July, 2018||01st Test Match||GICS, Galle|
|20th July 2018 to 24th July, 2018||02nd Test Match||SSC, Colombo|
|29th July, 2018||01st ODI – (Day Game)||RDICS, Dambulla|
|01st August, 2018||02nd ODI – (Day/Night)||RDICS, Dambulla|
|05th August, 2018||03rd ODI – (Day)||PICS, Kandy|
|08th August, 2018||04th ODI – (Day/Night)||PICS, Kandy|
|12th August, 2018||05th ODI – (Day/Night)||RPICS, Colombo|
|14th August, 2018||T20I – (Day /Night)||RPICS, Colombo|
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