CSA, SLC announce itinerary for Proteas tour

Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced the itinerary for the Proteas tour of Sri Lanka in the second half of 2018.

The tour will consist of two Test matches, five ODIs and a solitary T20 International match.

The first Test will start on 12 July in Galle with the second match of the series in Colombo from 20 July.

“This will be a very important tour for us,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.

“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.

“Many of them have played very little cricket over there and indeed some none at all. For instance, we can look forward with tremendous anticipation to the performances of our leading Test match spinner, Keshav Maharaj, who has yet to play a Test on the sub-continent.

“The ODI Series forms an important part of our team preparation for next year’s 2019 ICC World Cup in England.

“Sri Lanka have 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,” concluded Mr. Moroe.


July 4: SA arrive in Sri Lanka

July 7-8: Two-day practice match, P Sara Stadium, Colombo

July 12-16: 1st Test match, Galle

July 20-24: 2nd Test match, Colombo

July 26: One-day warm-up match, venue to be confirmed

July 29: 1st ODI, Dambulla (day match)

August 1: 2nd ODI, Dambulla (d/n)

August 5: 3rd ODI, Kandy (day match)

August 8: 4th ODI, Kandy (d/n)

August 12: 5th ODI, Colombo (d/n)

August 14: T20 International, Colombo (d/n)