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Sri Lanka-South Africa series

Sri Lanka-South Africa announce limited-overs series in September


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South Africa will tour Sri Lanka for three ODIs and as many T20Is during September. All six matches will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, with the series starting with the first ODI on September 2.

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

South Africa last played a bilateral series in Sri Lanka in 2018, which comprised five ODIs and a single T20I in addition to two Tests. While South Africa won the ODI series 3-2, Sri Lanka won the tour's lone T20I.

"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", Moseki added.

The ODIs will begin from 2 to 7 September, followed by the T20Is from 10 to 14 which would be part of their preparation for the T20 World Cup in the UAE in October.