CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA’S (CSA) development programmes will be put to the test during the next two months when South Africa A faces tough home series in both the four-day and 50 overs formats against their Australian and Indian counterparts.
South Africa will play two four-day Test matches against both opponents as well as a triangular ODI series which will consist of two matches each against both Australia and India followed by a Final for the two top teams on the log.
“The South Africa A side has become a key component in our talent pipeline in preparing the next generation of players to represent the Proteas,” commented Corrie van Zyl, CSA General Manager: Cricket.
“It has been really exciting to see how products of the pipeline have fitted so easily into the Proteas set-up when given the opportunity. “Recent examples have included the likes of Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris and Henry Davids.
“The ICC Champions Trophy in England has underlined how susceptible players are to injury and it is important to continue building our talent base and our reserve strength.”
The four-day Test matches will be played at the Tuks Oval in Pretoria and Olympia Park in Rustenburg while the triangular ODI tournament will be centralised at the Tuks Oval.
The South African squads are expected to be announced at the beginning of July.
Wednesday, 24 July, to Saturday, 27 July: 1st 4-day Test match, SA A v Australia A, Tuks Oval
Wednesday, 31 July, to Saturday, 3 August: 2nd 4-day Test match, SA A v Australia A, Olympia Park
Tuesday, 6 August: 1st ODI, SA A v Australia A, Tuks Oval
Thursday, 8 August: 2nd ODI, Australia A v India A, Tuks Oval
Friday, 9 August: 3rd ODI, SA A v India A, Tuks Oval
Saturday, 10 August: 4th ODI, SA A v Australia A, Tuks Oval
Sunday, 11 August: 5th ODI, India A v Australia A, Tuks Oval
Monday, 12 August: 6th ODI, SA A v India A, Tuks Oval
Wednesday, 14 August: ODI Final, Tuks Oval
Saturday, 17 August, to Tuesday, 20 August: 1st 4-day Test match, SA A v India A, Olympia Park
Saturday, 24 August, to Tuesday, 27 August: 2nd 4-day Test match, SA A v India A, Tuks Oval