South Africa will have a two match test series with Sri Lanka when Sri Lankan team will be on a tour to South Africa in December-January 2020-21. Though the squads and captains for both teams are not announced it is believed that Dimukh Karunaratne will lead SL team.
The first match between these two teams will be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion from 26th December to 30th December. The match will begin at 10:00 AM local time. To win the series it will be much important for both teams to win this match. South Africa will have benefit of home grounds while Sri Lanka team also has young, talented players as well as experienced professionals who know how to win the test match. The team will also play game after 10 months and hence it will be challenging for South Africa to face bowling attack and spinners. On other end, South African team has quality players who are capable to change the game single-handedly also.
The second match will also be a crucial for the team which has lost the first match. To sustain and equal the series it will be necessary for the second team to win this match. The second test match will be played from 03 to 07 January, 2021. It will be played at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The game will start at 10:00 AM local time. This will be the last match of the series and it will be chance for the losing team to balance the series and winning team to win the series with clean swipe of 2-0. Hence both teams will show best of their talent to have the series on own name.
This series will also help the teams to improve their rankings on ICC point table. For both teams it will be challenging to counter each other as both are equally strong teams.