South Africa to tour Sri Lanka for limited-overs matches

South Africa will tour Sri Lanka in September, 2021, to play three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20s.

The last time the two teams met in a limited-overs international was in June, 2019, during the Cricket World Cup. - AP

South Africa will tour Sri Lanka from September 2-14, 2021, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Friday.

The tour will consist of three ODIs and three T20Is, all to be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.The three ODIs will be played on September 2,4 and 7, and the T2OIs will be played on September 10, 12 and 14.

The series will end five days before the resumption of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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This will be South Africa's first white-ball series in Sri Lanka since 2018, when it won the five-match ODI series 3-2 and lost the one-off T20.

"We are delighted to have another tour confirmed for the Proteas men's team with the ICC T20 World Cup just around the corner," commented CSA Acting CEO Pholetsi Moseki in an official statement.

"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," he added.

Further talking about the tour, he said: "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."

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