CSA confirm Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan series after England’s arrival

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Cricket South Africa have confirmed visits from Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan will follow next month’s series against England.

South Africa and England will contest three ODIs and as many T20Is in Cape Town and Paarl in late November and early December 2020. The Proteas will then host Sri Lanka for two Tests in Centurion and Johannesburg in late December and early January 2021.

Australia will arrive in February 2021 for three Tests into March. South Africa and Pakistan will then play three T20Is in April. The dates for the Australia and Pakistan series will be confirmed relatively soon.

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England and Sri Lanka Series Fixtures

England T20Is and ODIs

  • First T20I: 27 November 2020 – Newlands, Cape Town
  • Second T20I: 29 November 2020 – Boland Park, Paarl
  • Third T20I: 1 December 2020 – Newlands, Cape Town
  • First ODI: 4 December 2020 – Newlands, Cape Town
  • Second ODI: 6 December 2020 – Boland Park, Paarl
  • Third ODI: 9 December 2020 – Newlands, Cape Town

Sri Lanka Tests

  • First Test: 26 to 30 December 2020 –┬áSuperSport Park, Centurion
  • Second Test: 3 to 7 January 2021 – Wanderers, Johannesburg

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What CSA said

“The coronavirus pandemic predictably forced many changes to the International Cricket Council’s future tours programme and the traditional sequencing of scheduling matches in South Africa this season,” said CSA acting chief executive officer Kugandrie Govender.

“The T20 Internationals will provide important preparation and a platform for selectors to monitor South Africa’s best ahead of the 2021 T20 World Cup in October and November in India.

“The ODI series will play a vital part in our team’s chances of direct qualification for the 2023 World Cup and the Test series will offer a home ground advantage as our team looks to make headway in the Test Championship points table.

“All of this, while we continue to investigate the possibility of a historic return to Pakistan in the near future.

“Finally, I would like to express my gratitude and thanks on behalf of CSA, to the boards of England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan for their agreement to these tours and assisting us in bringing the beautiful game to the South African public under the ‘new normal’ that the pandemic has presented us.”

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