South Africa to host 5 Tests, 13 ODIs and 9 T20Is in 2018/19 home season; Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to tour

South Africa will play three Test matches against Pakistan and two against Sri Lanka during their 2018/19 summer, Cricket South Africa.

AFP, April 23, 2018

Johannesburg: South Africa will play three Test matches against Pakistan and two against Sri Lanka during their 2018/19 summer, Cricket South Africa.

South Africa will also host a total of 13 one-day internationals and nine Twenty20 internationals against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

Pakistan, who will tour South Africa for the first time since 2013/14, will play the prime holiday season Tests in December and January, with Centurion awarded the Test starting on 26 December and Cape Town the traditional New Year Test starting on 3 January.

 South Africa will begin their 2018/19 home season hosting  Zimbabwe for ODI and T20I series. Reuters

South Africa will begin their 2018/19 home season hosting Zimbabwe for ODI and T20I series. Reuters

The third Test will be in Johannesburg from 11 January.

Pakistan will also play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals.

Sri Lanka will play Tests in Durban and Port Elizabeth in February, to be followed by five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals. Zimbabwe will play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals at some of South Africa's smaller cricket venues.

Cricket South Africa acting chief executive Thabang Moroe said that the scheduled 13 one-day internationals during the season would enable the national team to fine tune their preparations for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.

Fixtures:

Zimbabwe in South Africa

30 September: First one-day international, Kimberley

3 October: Second one-day international, Bloemfontein

6 October: Third one-day international, Paarl

9 October: First Twenty20 international, East London

12 October: Second Twenty20 international, Potchefstroom

14 October: Third Twenty20 international, Benoni

Pakistan in South Africa

19-21 December: SA Invitation XI, Benoni

26-30 December: First Test, Centurion

3-7 January: Second Test, Cape Town

11-15 January: Third Test, Johannesburg

19 January: First one-day international, Port Elizabeth

22 January: Second one-day international, Durban

25 January: Third one-day international, Centurion

27 January: Fourth one-day international, Johannesburg

30 January: Fifth one-day international, Cape Town

1 February: First Twenty20 International, Cape Town

3 February: Second Twenty20 International, Johannesburg

6 February: Third Twenty20 International, Centurion

Sri Lanka in South Africa

13-17 February: First Test, Durban

21-25 February 21-25: Second Test, Port Elizabeth

28 February 28: SA Invitation XI, Benoni

3 March 3: First one-day international, Johannesburg

6 March: Second one-day international, Centurion

10 March: Third one-day international, Durban

13 March: Fourth one-day international, Port Elizabeth

16 March: Fifth one-day international, Cape Town

19 March: First Twenty20 international, Cape Town

22 March: Second Twenty20 international, Centurion

March 24: Third Twenty20 international, Johannesburg.

Updated Date: Apr 23, 2018





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1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3668 97
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1 England 6470 127
2 India 5819 121
3 New Zealand 4602 112
4 South Africa 4275 110
5 Pakistan 3844 104
6 Australia 3699 100
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1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2093 110