Cricket Sri Lanka
Cricket Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board, on Thursday, has announced a 22-man squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa, starting on December 26. Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the South Africa tour due to a hamstring injury but will be back for the home series against England, starting January 14.

South Africa had announced their squad for the Sri Lanka series last week and limited-overs captain Quinton de Kock was named skipper of the side in Kagiso Rabada’s absence.

According to the statement released by the SLC board, the “squad was approved by the Minister of Youth and Sports Honorable Namal Rajapaksa”.

Sri Lanka announces the Squad for South Africa and England

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa Schedule

MatchDateVenue
1st TestDecember 26-30Centurion
2nd TestJanuary 3-7Johannesburg

Sri Lanka vs England Schedule

MatchDateVenue
1st TestJanuary 14-18Galle
2nd TestJanuary 22-26Galle

Sri Lanka squad for SA, England series

Dimuth Karunaratne (capt.), Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernandom Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Santhush Gunatilake, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka

South Africa squad for Sri Lanka series

Quinton de Kock (capt, wk), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Sarel Erwee, Anrich Nortje, Glenton Stuurman, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne.

de Kock appoints as SA Test captain

du plessis and de Kock
du plessis and de Kock

Quinton de Kock was named as captain for the South Africa Test team for the 2020/21 season. De Kock was appointed as captain of the South African limited-overs teams last season but at the time was ruled out as a possible Test captain by CSA’s director of cricket Graeme Smith.

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