Proteas arrive in Sri Lanka for limited-overs series
August 26, 2021 08:20 am
The South African Cricket Team arrived in Colombo on Thursday as they are all set to begin their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka next week.
The matches give both teams some much-needed practice ahead of the T20 World Cup, with the ODI series also of significance with the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
The series kicks off on Thursday, September 2 with the final game to be played on September 14, just days before IPL 2021 Phase 2.
Sri Lankan cricket association announced the arrival of the South African squad in Colombo ahead of their six-match limited-overs series.
The team, led by Temba Bavuma underwent mandatory RT-PCR testing on arrival and will be in a secure bio-bubble during the duration of the tournament. All players were seen wearing masks in the latest pictures revealed by the SLC.
Cricket South Africa revealed that the players were on their way to Sri Lanka for the limited-overs series on Wednesday.
The Proteas will look to make up for dropping points in Ireland in July and lie tenth on the World Cup Super League table with 24 points from six matches.
Sri Lanka meanwhile will be hoping to bounce back from their ODI series defeat against India, with 22 points from 12 games.
All games will be played in Colombo, like during the series against India last month. A host of players will then move on to the UAE for Phase 2 of the IPL 2021.
With bio-bubble transfers allowed for the tournament, the players can directly join their respective franchises. Of South Africa’s T20I squad, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi have IPL contracts to their name.
South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Squads
ODI squad: Temba Bavuma (capt), Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams
T20I squad: Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams