During February, the Sri Lanka Women will be touring South Africa for a T20 and an ODI series. Both the sides will be looking to make amends following their dismal campaigns in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in the Caribbeans.
It will be the first competitive action for both the teams subsequent to the World T20. The South African cricket administrative body Cricket South Africa (CSA) has taken the steps to ensure that the tour is given utmost importance as the ODI series will add six much-needed points towards their 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup direct qualification mission.
The T20s, on the other hand will be televised, alongside the men’s KFC T20 series, as CSA chief Thabang Moroe asserted the importance of gender equality.
The tour begins on the 1st of February with the first T20I and will wrap up by 17th February with the concluding ODI.
The sides met recently in South Africa’s opening match of the Women’s World T20 where they convincingly beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets. Before that, it was another successful outing for the Proteas who claimed a 2-1 ODI series victory over their hosts in Colombo.
Three One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals will be played in the Tour. The T20 series will be played first, followed by the ICC Women’s Championship ODI series.
The T20 matches will be played from 02:00 PM local time (12:00 PM GMT) while the ODIs will be played from 10:00 AM local time (08:00 GMT).
A warm up match will also be played upon the conclusion of the T20 series and prior to the ODI series.
The matches will be played across 5 grounds in 4 cities. The venues are listed below.
Newlands, Cape Town
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
SuperSport Park, Centurion
PUK Oval, Potchefstroom
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom