The England men’s cricket team will travel to South Africa in January and February to play three one-day internationals, Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday.
However, the series is set to clash with the new domestic T20 tournament which South Africa will launch at the same time in early 2023, with Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Liam Livingston all signed for the teams in the tournament.
England’s white-ball team is currently in Australia preparing for the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup with their opening match against Afghanistan in Perth on 22 October.
England then face Australia in three ODIs in November, before Ben Stokes travels to Pakistan for three Tests in December. The white-ball team recently won their T20 series in Pakistan 4-3 – England’s first tour of the country in 17 years.
In addition to the ODI series against England in early 2023, Cricket South Africa has also announced that West Indies will tour the West Indies for two Tests in February/March, followed by a three-match ODI series and three T20Is.
South Africa’s Test series against the West Indies will mark the final round of matches in the second edition of the ICC Test World Series, with Dean Elgar’s side – who lost 2-1 to England this summer – currently sitting second in the table.
South Africa’s international summer will conclude with two ODIs against the Netherlands in March/April. The two matches are being moved from the three-match series that was originally scheduled for December 2021 but was curtailed due to the Covid outbreak. Rain washed out the opening game of the series.
CSA Chief Executive Feltsey Muzeki said: “CSA is thrilled to host England, West Indies and Netherlands, all worthy opponents, in an exciting summer of international cricket.
“While we look forward to hosting these cricketing powerhouses, we invite our fans to pack the stadiums in large numbers to support the Proteas as they rub shoulders with the world’s best.”
South African summer programs
South Africa vs England (ODIs)
First ODI, Bloemfontein – Friday, January 27
2nd ODI, Bloemfontein – Sunday, January 29
3rd ODI, Kimberley – Wednesday, February 1
South Africa vs West Indies (Test)
First test, Centurion – Tuesday, February 28 – Saturday, March 4
Second test, Johannesburg – Wednesday, March 8 – Sunday, March 12
South Africa vs West Indies (ODIs)
1st ODI, East London – Thursday, March 16
2nd ODI, East London – Saturday, March 18
3rd ODI, Potchefstroom – Tuesday, March 21
South Africa vs West Indies (T20s)
First T20I, Centurion – Saturday, March 25
2nd T20I, Centurion – Sunday, March 26
3rd T20I, Johannesburg – Tuesday, March 28
South Africa vs Netherlands (ODIs)
2nd ODI, Benoi – Friday, March 31
3rd ODI, Johannesburg – Sunday, April 2