Cricket South Africa announces home season fixtures ahead of World Cup 2019

South Africa all set to host Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe this home season.

South Africa scheduled for hectic home season 2018-19 | Getty Images

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced on Monday (23 April) their home schedule for the 2018/19 season keeping in mind next year's ICC 2019 World Cup in England.

According to the latest scheduled, South Africa is all set to host Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe while they made up the fixtures with the aim to play more One Day Internationals as part of their practice for the upcoming mega ICC event in England.

On the other hand, South Africa will play Pakistan in the marquee Boxing Day and New Year Tests, while it will be the first tour of the men in Green to the rainbow nation since 2013.

Proteas’ International bumper season will start with hosting Zimbabwe for both ODI and T20 Internationals in three-match series at the end of the September, and then they will invite Pakistan for a full series. They will also play Sri Lanka in a full series in February next year.

Here is the complete itinerary:

South Africa vs Zimbabwe –

30 September: First one-day international, Kimberley

3 October: Second one-day international, Bloemfontein

6 October: Third one-day international, Paarl

9 October: First Twenty20 international, East London

12 October: Second Twenty20 international, Potchefstroom

14 October: Third Twenty20 international, Benoni

South Africa vs Pakistan –

19-21 December: SA Invitation XI, Benoni

26-30 December: First Test, Centurion

3-7 January: Second Test, Cape Town

11-15 January: Third Test, Johannesburg

19 January: First one-day international, Port Elizabeth

22 January: Second one-day international, Durban

25 January: Third one-day international, Centurion

27 January: Fourth one-day international, Johannesburg

30 January: Fifth one-day international, Cape Town

1 February: First Twenty20 International, Cape Town

3 February: Second Twenty20 International, Johannesburg

6 February: Third Twenty20 International, Centurion

South Africa vs Sri Lanka –

13-17 February: First Test, Durban

21-25 February: Second Test, Port Elizabeth

28 February: SA Invitation XI, Benoni

3 March: First one-day international, Johannesburg

6 March: Second one-day international, Centurion

10 March: Third one-day international, Durban

13 March: Fourth one-day international, Port Elizabeth

16 March: Fifth one-day international, Cape Town

19 March: First Twenty20 international, Cape Town

22 March: Second Twenty20 international, Centurion

24 March: Third Twenty20 international, Johannesburg

 


By Rashmi Nanda - 23 Apr, 2018

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