Proteas Australian Tour Itinerary Announced

South Africa’s national cricket team will play five One-Day Internationals against Australia in November as part of their build-up to the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand.  The Proteas will also be playing three T20 International matches.  This tour follows directly after a three-match ODI series in New Zealand and will effectively be one tour for the Proteas.  Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday announced the following itinerary:

02-Nov-14

Sun

T20 Warm Up Match – North Sydney Oval

05-Nov-14

Wed

1st. T20 Australia vs South Africa – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

07-Nov-14

Fri

2nd. T20 Australia vs South Africa – MCG

09-Nov-14

Sun

3rd. T20 Australia vs South Africa – ANZ Stadium, Sydney

14-Nov-14

Fri

1st. ODI Australia vs South Africa – WACA, Perth

16-Nov-14

Sun

2nd. ODI Australia vs South Africa – WACA, Perth

19-Nov-14

Wed

3rd. ODI Australia vs South Africa – Manuka Oval, Canberra

21-Nov-14

Fri

4th. ODI Australia vs South Africa – MCG, Melbourne

23-Nov-14

Sun

5th. ODI Australia vs South Africa – SCG, Sydney

 CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat says, “We continue to build our ODI squad ahead of the Cricket World Cup and have planned 24 ODI matches before the tournament starts.  These are good opportunities for our players, particularly the newcomers, to experience playing in New Zealand and Australia.  The matches in Australia will be played at the main stadia which will be helpful in preparing our players for the CWC.  The team will also play ODI series against Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and the West Indies before the World Cup.”