South Africa is all set to kickstart its home season after a period of over 7 months of hiatus due to coronavirus pandemic.
The country will host England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan starting from November 2020 till April 2021. One of the speculations says that the South African team may also travel to Pakistan early next year.
South Africa’s home season will be stuffed with five Tests, six ODIs and as many T20I matches along with the training to be held behind closed doors.
Last week, Cricket South Africa (CSA) had confirmed the white-ball series against England starting next month. The board has also confirmed Sri Lanka’s visit for two match Test series during the month of December and the Boxing Day test at SuperSport Park.
Wanderers stadium will also host a Test match for the first time during the New year’s eve against Sri Lanka. Surprisingly, Cape Town has not been included in any of the Test matches which is usually considered as the most preferential venue in South Africa’s home season.
There is still no much clarity over South Africa’s tour to Pakistan for the two-test and T20I series unless a CSA delegation goes to Pakistan to assess the situation.
Once the risk assessment delegation gives a green flag to the board, the January window will be booked for the Pakistan tour.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed the men’s national team will tour South Africa in April 2021 for three One-Day Internationals, which will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, and as many T20 Internationals,” the PCB said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Pakistan has now agreed to fulfil it’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) commitment prior to visiting Zimbabwe for two Tests and three T20Is. The schedule of both the series will be announced in due course.” it further stated.