The South Africa vs Sri Lanka Test series is set to begin on December 26 with the first game scheduled at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.
South Africa have made many changes in their squad as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc in their preparatory camp. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are in the bubble and quietly preparing for the upcoming matches.
The two teams previously met each other in 2019, when Kusal Perera shared a last-wicket stand of 76 with Vishwa Fernando in Durban. Sri Lanka won that match by one wicket while chasing 304 runs.
In the next encounter at Port Elizabeth, Sri Lanka registered a comprehensive win and became the first Asian team to clinch the Test series in South Africa.
In the upcoming series which is also a part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC), both South Africa and Sri Lanka are potentially out of contention for the playoffs race but will compete for pride.
Head to Head record
Played: 29 | South Africa: 12 | Sri Lanka: 9 | Draw/NR: 8
SL vs SA fixtures
- 1st Test, December 26-30, SuperSport Park, Centurion
- 2nd Test, January 3-7, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (wk/c), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Glenton Stuurman, Lungi Ngidi, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Migael Pretorius, Raynard van Tonder
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Kasun Rajitha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Asitha Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Santhush Gunathilake, Dilshan Madushanka
Live Streaming and Broadcast Details
- India – Star Sports; Disney + Hotstar
- South Africa – SuperSport
- USA – Hotstar US
- Canada – Hotstar
- United Kingdom – Sky Sports
- Australia – Fox Sports
- Pakistan – Ten Cricket
- Bangladesh – Gazi TV
- Caribbean – ESPN
- Malaysia – Astro Cricket HD
- Sri Lanka – SLRC (Channel Eye)
- Middle East and North African countries – OSN Cricket HD