Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed on Wednesday that the Proteas side will tour Sri Lanka in July. CSA said that the teams will play two Tests and five One-Day Internationals as part of the preparation for next year’s World Cup in England and Wales.
So far, it has been a great season for the rainbow nation as they have registered home Test series win over Bangladesh, India, and Australia- which was their first home series win over Australia since 1970.
Having previously clinched the series in 1993 and 2014, they would definitely look for another series win in Sri Lanka when they will tour Island nation for the sixth time this June.
As per reports in Reuters, CSA acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe said in a statement, “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 sub-continent these days it is important they get used to those conditions as soon as possible. The ODI series forms an important part of our team preparation for next year’s World Cup in England.”
The tour will kick off with the first Test at Galle from July 12-16, followed by the second Test on 20 July in Colombo. The One-Dayers will start on July 29 in Dambulla. They will also play a lone T20 International on August 14 in Colombo.