The South Africa cricket crew are visiting Sri Lanka in September 2021 to play three One Day International (ODI) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The ODI series will frame some portion of the debut 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
The visit was initially planned for June 2020 yet the COVID-19 pandemic put the visit in question, with Ashley de Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket and Graeme Smith, acting head of Cricket South Africa, both expressing that the groups would require a lot of time to train. On 20 April 2020, both cricket loads up affirmed that the visit had been deferred due to the pandemic. On 1 August 2020, Graeme Smith affirmed that the visit had been delayed endlessly, because of booking conflicts with the 2020 Caribbean Premier League and the 2020 Indian Premier League.
On 30 July 2021, Cricket South Africa affirmed the visit with all the matches to happen at the R. Premadasa Stadium in a bio-secure air pocket.
On 22 August 2021, Sri Lanka Cricket named a primer 30-man crew for the tour, with Dasun Shanaka holding his captaincy. Sri Lanka didn’t name individual crews for the ODI and T20I matches, picking rather to name a joined crew of 22 players for the tour.
Junior Dala was controlled out of South Africa’s ODI crew after a positive COVID-19 test with Lutho Sipamla named as his replacement. South Africa’s commander Temba Bavuma was precluded the remainder of the series, subsequent to experiencing a cracked thumb in the principal ODI.