South Africa are going to host Sri Lanka for a cricket
series from 26 December 2016 to 10 February 2017. Both the teams will play
three Tests, three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and five One Day
Internationals (ODIs) against each other. Last time, the two teams were in
front of each other for a cricket series in 2014 when South Africa made a tour
of Sri Lanka. In that series, they played three ODIs and two Tests. Both the series
were then won by South Africa by the margins of 2-1 and 1-0 respectively.
Overall 22 Test
matches have been played between the cricket teams of South Africa and Sri
Lanka, and South Africa is the more successful team with 11 wins, Sri Lanka have
won five and six matches were declared as draw. Total 60 ODIs have been played
between two teams and both teams have won equal number of matches (29 each), one
was resulted as a no result and one was a tie. Both the teams have faced each
other in six T20Is, from which South Africa have won four and Sri Lanka could
manage two wins.