South Africa has recently announced their series against Sri Lanka after their series against England got canceled due to Covid-19. Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2020-21 will be starting from 26th of December, 2020. Sri Lanka Cricket’s medical staff seems satisfied with the arrangements of this series and are keen to visit the country, once the ongoing Lanka Premier League (LPL)concludes.
The two teams last played on the 28th of June, 2019, in the ICC Cricket World Cup, at Riverside Ground, England. South Africa won the contest comprehensively by 9 wickets. Before that, Sri Lanka toured South Africa for a long series, where they had success in the test format but was beaten in both the ODIs and T20 internationals. The last time both teams faced off in a two-game test series, it resulted in a 2-nil victory for Sri Lanka.
No one has forgotten the knock that Kusal Mendis played in the 2nd innings of the first test match, which is regarded as one of the best test match innings of all time, if not the best. 153*, he made, as Sri Lanka chased down 304 with one wicket remaining, in what turned out to be a classic test match finish.
Apart from the test series, Sri Lanka didn’t manage to win even a single match on the tour, as they were clean-swept 5-nil and 3-nil in the ODI and T20I series, respectively.
Sri Lanka Tour of South Africa 2020-21 Schedule and Live Score
The upcoming series between the two countries is going to be a short one. There will be only two test matches, and the schedule for the Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2020-21 is as follows. Fans can click on the table below to see all the live scores from the ongoing matches.
First Experience for Quinton de Kock as a Test Captain
South Africa has a new red-ball team captain on board and it is none other than Quinton de Kock. De Kock, 27, will be captaining the test side for the very first time against Sri Lanka.
After the series against Sri Lanka, South Africa will also be going up against Australia and Pakistan, so it is going to be a challenging task for the wicket-keeper batsman of South Africa to try his mettle in captaining the team in all formats.
Fast bowling Spearhead Kagiso Rabada will miss the First Test Match due to Injury
Kagiso Rabada got an adductor injury just before the start of the ODI series against England (which was later canceled). He has not been able to recover from the injury as of yet and will miss the first test match at Centurion, starting from the 26th of December. Being one of the most important players in the South African lineup, Kagiso Rabada is the fast-bowling leader in the side. South Africa will be more than happy to have him in the team, by the time the second test match begins.