As confirmed by BCCI, Team India is scheduled to tour South Africa on December 20. It was also, confirmed by Cricket South Africa. The tournament will host three Test matches in the series, followed by six ODIs and three T20I matches. It is almost a two months long tour for India, concluding on the last week of February. The tour will conclude on February 24.
Announcing the schedule of the tournament, Chief Executive of CSA, Haroon Lorgat is pleased to state the affair as a 'very busy home season with both Australia and India.' He said, the tournament is a "real treat" for cricket fans of South Africa and a "big season" for the team. The Test matches will be played in Cape Town, Centurion, and Johannesburg. Meanwhile, the women team will also tour South Africa starting from second of February. The team is scheduled for three ODIs and five T20Is. Lorgat said none can wait to start the action and it is going to be special because both the men and women tournament will go on side by side.
The tournament is primarily in Day-Night format. Only a single match from the ODI and T20 series will be played on day, the second ODI and the first T20. Team India will also play two warm up matches before the formal tournament begins.
South Africa will host a tightly packed cricket schedule at home. Ahead of India's tour, South Africa will host Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh will play by the end of September, while, Zimbabwe is scheduled from December 20. After India, Australia will also tour South Africa. The team will begin on February 22. The first matches are warm up fixtures with the Invitational XI. South Africa will play four Test matches. The tournament will begin from March 1.
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