Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2011 Schedule

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2011 Schedule

Cricketing giant from Asia, Sri Lanka, will be embarking on their ambitious tour this year to the Africa, as they will face the mighty South African chin music. Sri Lanka tour of South Africa 2011 begins on the December 15, 2011, as has been scheduled by the International Cricket Council, and accepted by cricketing boards of both the country, namely the Sri Lanka Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa. This bilateral series will be hosted by South Africa, and will comprise of 3 match Test Series, followed by 5 match One Day International Series. All the matches will be played in the Spirit of the Game, and is therefore a part of the Future Tour Programs, an initiative by the ICC to promote and globalize the game of cricket.

The first Test at Centurion on December 15, 2011, will mark the inception of South Africa vs Sri Lanka series. SuperSport Park will be hosting the first game. Both the teams are well balanced, with good reserve bench strength. The other two Test matches will be played at Durban and Cape Town, on December 26, 2011, and January 3, 2012 respectively. This Test Series is important for both teams, as it will prove their dominance in the longest format of the game.

After the completion of the Test Series, Sri Lanka tour to South Africa fill have the One Day International Series. There are 5 ODIs in this bilateral series, with the first one being played at Paarl. The game will be held on January 11, 2012, and will be a D/N affair. The other D/N matches will be played on Bloemfontein and Kimberly, on the January 14 and 20, 2012 respectively. Besides these 3 D/N matches, the other two ODIs will be played at East London and Johannesburg, on January 14 and January 22, 2012 respectively.

The tour ends with the last ODI on January 22, 2012. The Sri Lankan team will undergo some serious competition from the Proteas. Battling them out on their home soil will be tuff task, but defeating them is not impossible. Judging by Sri Lanka’s recent run in both the formats of the game, it can be assumed that South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2011 will be an entertaining and exciting contest. It will be interesting to see which team tastes victory, and which team is left to lick their wounds.



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Date Match Details
Thu Dec 15 - Mon Dec 19
10:30 local | 08:30 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Mon Dec 26 - Fri Dec 30
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test
Kingsmead, Durban
Tue Jan 3 - Sat Jan 7
10:30 local | 08:30 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test
Newlands, Cape Town
Wed Jan 11
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI
D/N
Boland Park, Paarl
Sat Jan 14
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI
Buffalo Park, East London
Tue Jan 17
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI
D/N
OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein
Fri Jan 20
14:30 local | 12:30 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI
D/N
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Sun Jan 22
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
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