England to play four Tests in SA in 2015/6

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Cricket South Africa and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced the itinerary for England's tour of South Africa during the southern summer of 2015/16.

The two sides will go head to head in four Test matches, five ODIs and two T20 International matches. The last time England visited South Africa, in early 2010, the two-Test series was drawn.

"England have always been one of the most popular visitors to our shores," commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. "The battles in recent Test series for the Basil d'Oliveira Shield has always been hard fought and we will surely fight to keep the trophy in our possession.

"England are the best supported team away from home and once more we look forward to welcoming their legion of fans together with their players and team management. The well-known 'Barmy Army' always adds charm to the on-field competition.

"The tour has already drawn huge interest and promises to be the highlight of our summer with four Test matches being played."

Itinerary:

2015

December 11: England arrive in SA
December 15-17: SA Invitation XI v England, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
December 20-22: SA Invitation XI v England, Pietermaritzburg Oval
December 26-30: 1st Test match, Kingsmead, Durban

2016

January 2-6: 2nd Test match, Newlands, Cape Town
January 14-18: 3rd Test match, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
January 22-26: 4th Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion
January 30: 1-day tour match, Diamond Oval, Kimberley
February 3: 1st ODI, Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein
February 6: 2nd ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
February 9: 3rd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion
February 12: 4th ODI, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
February 14: 5th ODI, Newlands, Cape Town
February 17: T20 tour match, SA Invitation XI v England, Boland Park, Paarl
February 19: 1st T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town
February 21: 2nd T20 International, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

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