Sri Lanka is all set to tour South Africa in the month of December and January to play two-match Test series, starting from 26th December (Boxing Day) at Centurion.
South Africa have expanded their Test squad to 19 players after two-players had contracted coronavirus in a four-day domestic game played at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Quinton de Kock will lead the side for the two-match Test series. Kyle Verreynne, Raynard van Tonder, Keagan Petersen, Sarel Erwee, Lutho Sipamla, Migael Pretorius, Glenton Stuurman are uncapped players picked for the home series against Sri Lanka.
All-rounders Dwaine Pretorius and Wiann Mulder have been included in the Test squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka.
Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada will miss the Test series after failing to recover from injuries.
For South Africa, the onus will be on the experienced players like Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma to deliver the bulk of the runs. Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar are notable players in the batting department for South Africa.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka have announced their Test squad for the upcoming tour to South Africa. Dimuth Karunaratne-led unit will be looking to do well and repeat their success in the country. Last year, Sri Lanka managed to win their maiden Test series in South Africa and became the first sub-continent side to win a series in South Africa.
Uncapped Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga have been picked for the Test series against South Africa. All-rounder Angelo Matthews will miss the series due to injury, while players like Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera and Dinesh Chandimal will look to shoulder the responsibilities with the bat for Sri Lanka.
Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara are prominent pacers included in Sri Lanka’s Test squad for the upcoming series in South Africa.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2020-21 Schedule
1st Test – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
Saturday, 26th December, 2020 at 08:00 AM GMT
2nd Test – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
Sunday, 3rd January, 2020 at 08:00 AM GMT