South Africa will host India for three Tests, three ODIs, and four T20Is between December 17 and January 26, the dates of which have been confirmed by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday. South Africa will also host Netherlands and Bangladesh before and after the India series respectively.
The home international season for the Proteas begins with three ODIs against the Netherlands on November 26, 28, and December 1; all three games to be played in Centurion.
The three-Test series against India, which is a part of the World Test Championship 2021-21 cycle, gets underway on December 17 in Johannesburg, followed by Test in Centurion, and then back to Johannesburg for the third Test. Paarl and Cape Town will host the seven white-ball matches, with the tour concluding on January 26.
After the India series, South Africa are scheduled to visit New Zealand for two Tests and three T20Is, before hosting Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests from March 18 to April 9, the venues of the same haven’t been announced yet.
“It is probably the most congested home summer we have ever had,” CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith said.“As was the case last season we have had to centralise our international fixtures to comply with Covid protocols.“India A will also be touring for three four-day matches against South Africa A which will provide tough competition for our domestic cricketers as they bridge the gap between domestic and international cricket.”
“Our women will also see plenty of action with the visit by the West Indies in the New Year for a series of both white ball formats. As was the case last season we have had to centralize our international fixtures to comply with Covid protocols,” Smith added.
Cricket South Africa announce domestic season:
South Africa men’s home season schedule:
Netherlands tour of South Africa
|ODI||November 26||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|ODI||November 28||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|ODI||December 1||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
India tour of South Africa
|Test||December 17-21||Imperial Wanderers, Johannesburg|
|Test||December 26-30||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Test||January 3-7||Imperial Wanderers, Johannesburg|
|ODI||January 11||Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl|
|ODI||January 14||Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town|
|ODI||January 16||Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town|
|T20I||January 19||Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town|
|T20I||January 21||Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town|
|T20I||January 23||Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl|
|T20I||January 26||Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl|
Bangladesh tour of South Africa
|Test||March 30-April 03||TBC|