South Africa Announce Cricket Tour Of Ireland, To Play Three ODIs, T20Is
South Africa will tour Ireland for three One-day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals in July this year.
- South Africa will tour Ireland for three ODIs, T20Is in July 2021
- South Africa have only once toured Ireland before, in 2007 for an ODI
- The games will be played in Malahide and Stormont
South Africa will play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals in Ireland in July, the first time the Proteas have played more than one game there. The matches will be played between July 11 and July 25, with the one-day internationals forming part of the International Cricket Council's World Cup Super League. CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith said the tour was recognition of Ireland's rapid progress as a "fast-developing" cricketing nation.
"Ireland have showed themselves to be highly competitive adversaries in recent years, with growing profile in the world game. It will also offer our players further international action in unfamiliar conditions, so we are looking forward to the contest," he said.
South Africa previously visited Ireland for a single game in June 2007 when they played an ODI in Belfast.
July 11, First one-day international, Malahide
July 13, Second one-day international, Malahide
July 16, Third one-day international, Malahide
July 20, First T20 international, Malahide
July 22, Second T20 international, Stormont
July 25, Third T20 international, Stormont