South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013
South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013 is scheduled from July 20 to August 6 2013. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce, that South Africa will arrive in Sri Lanka on a 5 ODI & 3 T20 matches to be played from the 20th of July 2013 onwards. The world famous Proteas will go all out to beat the Lions in their homeland and it will be explosive cricket all around in the next few weeks.
South Africa who first came to Sri Lanka in 1993 under the captaincy of Kepler Wessels, are on their 3rd tour of Sri Lanka.
Proteas will play in Colombo, Kandy & move on to Hambantota for the final two T20 matches on this tour. the full schedule is attached herewith.
click here for schedule: South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013 Fixtures
Sri Lankan cricket fans will see their hero’s take the field for the very first time with their new Team Sponsor Dialog Axiata PLC who signed a 3 year deal very recently. MAS who have singed the deal to be the National Team Clothing Sponsor, will be proudly worn by the National Cricketers on their home soil.
Ten Sports who have signed as the International Television & Broadcasting Sponsor will take this tour to billions of viewers worldwide. CSN will be the Local TV partner and SLBC will the Local Radio Broadcast partner for this tour.
click here for squads: South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2013 Squads
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo will be the Host Hotel for both Teams, while Mahaveli Reach will be the Host Hotel in Kandy. In Hambantota the Sri Lankan Team will stay at the newly built Grand Udawalawe Safari Resort and the South African Team will be at Peacock Beach Hotel Hambantota.
The limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka is likely to be an experimental one for South Africa. They would have just completed the Champions Trophy and may toy with combinations as they look to build towards the 2014 World T20 and 2015 World Cup.
This will be great cricket action for the cricket lovers in the month of July. The series will be Sri Lanka’s third limited-overs assignment in two months, with the Champions Trophy and the tri-series in the West Indies preceding it. The Sri Lanka Premier League will begin shortly after the end of the tour.
South Africa and Sri Lanka last played against each other in January 2012. South Africa won a hard fought one-day series 3-2 at home, with Sri Lanka coming back to win the last two games.