Finally after four long years, England will tour South Africa for 4-Tests, 5-ODIs and 2-T20s. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Cricket South Africa (CSA) today confirmed the 2015-16 tour dates in South Africa. The tour will start with the traditional Boxing Day Test at Durban followed by three more Tests. The ODI and the T20 series will be followed after the Tests. 

Paul Downton, Managing Director England Cricket, said: 

Any tour of South Africa is special and as the Proteas currently set the benchmark in Test and ODI cricket it will be a real challenge which our emerging team will relish.

“We can be assured of fantastic support in South Africa from the thousands of loyal supporters who always follow us around the country – particularly at the Boxing Day Test in Durban and the New Year Test at Newlands in Cape Town.”

England last tour to South Africa in 2009 was quite a good one for them as they drew the Test and T20 series (1-1) and won the ODI series (2-1). 

Tour Itinerary:

December 11: England arrive in SA

December 15-17: SA Invitation XI v England, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

December 20-22: SA Invitation XI v England, Pietermaritzburg Oval

December 26-30: 1st Sunfoil Test match, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban 2016

January 2-6: 2nd Sunfoil Test match, Newlands, Cape Town

January 14-18: 3rd Sunfoil Test match, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

January 22-26: 4th Sunfoil Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion

January 30: 1-day tour match, Diamond Oval, Kimberley

February 3: 1st Momentum ODI, Chevrolet Park, Bloemfontein

February 6: 2nd Momentum ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

February 9: 3rd Momentum ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion

February 12: 4th Momentum ODI, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

February 14: 5th Momentum ODI, Newlands, Cape Town

February 17: T20 tour match, SA Invitation XI v England, Boland Park, Paarl

February 19: 1st KFC T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town

February 21: 2nd KFC T20 International, Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


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