Proteas

Itinerary announced for Proteas’ white ball tour to Australia

The Proteas celebrate the wicket of George Bailey (Gallo).
The Proteas celebrate the wicket of George Bailey (Gallo).

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday finalised its build-up programme of international matches ahead of next year’s ICC World Cup in England and Wales.

CSA and Cricket Australia (CA) jointly released the itinerary for the Proteas' tour to Australia towards the end of the year.
 
The Proteas will play three ODIs in addition to a single T20 International match. The Proteas will play at one new venue with the T20 International being played on the Gold Coast.
 
“We now have a concentrated programme of 21 ODIs - 13 at home and 8 away - ahead of the World Cup,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe. “This will give the National Selection Panel and the Proteas team management time first to finalise our squad of 15 players to bid for that elusive trophy and then every opportunity to fine tune their game plan accordingly.
 
“I would also like to stress that the other two formats - Test cricket and T20 International cricket - also feature strongly on our list over the next year with seven Test matches to be played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and 10 T20 International matches to be played against Australia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.”
 
The Proteas consolidated itineraries from July 2018 to March 2019 is as follows:

Proteas tour to Sri Lanka 2018
 
July 4: SA arrive in Sri Lanka
July 7-8: Two-day practice match, P Sara Stadium, Colombo
July 12-16: 1st Test match, Galle
July 20-24: 2nd Test match, Colombo
July 26: One-day warm-up match, venue to be confirmed
July 29: 1st ODI, Dambulla (Day match)
August 1: 2nd ODI, Dambulla (D/N)
August 5: 3rd ODI, Kandy (day match)
August 8: 4th ODI, Kandy (D/N)
August 12: 5th ODI, Colombo (D/N)
August 14: T20 International, Colombo (D/N)
 
Zimbabwe tour to SA 2018
 
September 30 - 10:00, 1st ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley (Day)
October 3 - 13:00, 2nd ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (D/N)
October 6 - 13:00, 3rd ODI, Boland Park, Paarl (D/N)
October 9 - 18:00, 1st T20 International, Buffalo Park, East London (D/N)
October 12 - 18:00, 2nd T20 International, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom (D/N)
October 14 - 14:30, 3rd T20 International, Willowmoore Park, Benoni (Day)
 
Proteas tour to Australia 2018
 
October 31: Prime Minister’s XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra (D/N)
November 4: 1st ODI, Perth (D/N)
November 9:  2nd ODI, Adelaide Oval (D/N)
November 11: 3rd ODI, Hobart (D/N)
November 14: T20 Tour match, Allan Border Field, Brisbane (Day)
November 17: T20 International, Gold Coast (Night)
 
Pakistan tour to SA 2018/19
 
December 19-21 - 10:00, Three-day tour match v SA Invitation XI, Willowmoore Park, Benoni
December 26-30 - 10:00, 1st Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion
January 3-7 - 10:30, 2nd Test match, Newlands, Cape Town
January 11-15 - 10:00, 3rd Test match, Wanderers, Johannesburg
January 19 - 13:00, 1st ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (D/N)
January 22 - 13:00, 2nd ODI, Kingsmead, Durban (D/N)
January 25 - 13:00, 3rd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N)
January 27 - 10:00, 4th ODI, Wanderers, Johannesburg (Day)
January 30 - 13:00, 5th ODI, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)
February 1 - 18:00, 1st T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)
February 3 - 14:30, 2nd T20 International, Wanderers, Johannesburg (Day)
February 6 - 18:00, 3rd T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N)
 
Sri Lanka tour to SA 2019
 
February 13-17 - 10:00, 1st Test match, Kingsmead, Durban
February 21-25 - 10:00, 2nd Test match, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
February 28 - 10:00, One-Day tour match v SA Invitation XI, Willowmoore Park, Benoni (Day)
March 3 - 10:00, 1st ODI, Wanderers, Johannesburg (Day)
March 6 - 13:00, 2nd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N)
March 10 - 10:00, 3rd ODI, Kingsmead, Durban (Day)
March 13 - 13:00, 4th ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (D/N)
March 16 - 13:00, 5th ODI, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)
March 19 - 18:00, 1st T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)
March 22 - 18:00, 2nd T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N)
March 24 - 14:30, 3rd T20 International, Wanderers (Day)

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