Despite a shaky start in the first edition of the World Test Championship, South Africa recovered strongly and finished in the top five of the points table. The Proteas have now won four of their previous six Test matches, putting them in fifth place in the rankings.
The South African cricket team, on the other hand, will compete in the next WTC cycle without its former captain, Faf du Plessis. In the coming years, Temba Bavuma will lead a South African team loaded of rising stars.
The Proteas were once the strongest Test team on the planet, and they will be eager to reclaim that position in the red-ball arena. On that topic, let’s take a look at South Africa’s whole schedule for the World Test Championship’s second edition.
New Zealand’s ICC World Test Championship series will run from 2021 to 2023.
India’s trip to South Africa will take place in 2021 and 2022.
In the new WTC cycle, South Africa will not play a single Test match before December 2021. From December 2021 to January 2022, the Proteas will host the Indian cricket team for a three-match series.
South Africa’s trip of New Zealand is scheduled for 2022.
Following a match against the runners-up of the inaugural World Test Championship, South Africa will travel to New Zealand to face the first edition’s victors. In the first quarter of 2022, the Proteas and the Black Caps will face off in a two-test series.
Bangladesh will visit South Africa in 2022.
In the first quarter of 2022, South Africa will return home to host another Asian team. Bangladesh’s cricket squad will most likely play South Africa in a two-Test series in March 2022.
Tour of England by South Africa in 2022
South Africa will go to the United Kingdom for a three-test series against England after a nearly four-month layoff. During the inaugural WTC cycle, England had defeated South Africa in a four-test series.
Tour of South Africa by the West Indies in 2022
The Proteas will play the West Indies in their final home series of the World Test Championship in 2021-23. The series will consist of two Tests and is set to begin in August 2022.
South Africa’s trip of Australia is scheduled for 2022.
South Africa will play an away series against Australia to end the league round of their second WTC cycle. In December 2022, the Australians will play three Test matches against the rainbow nation.