• Proteas Australia tour finalised

    The Proteas will play three T20Is and five ODIs on their tour of Australia this November.

    The Australian summer fixtures have been finalised, with the Proteas being the first side that will tour Down Under as teams head into the final stretch of preparations for the ODI World Cup, taking place in Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015.

    While the tour will kick off with the three T20Is, taking place in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, it will be the ODI section of the tour, comprising five fixtures, that will be the focus of attention.

    Taking place just over three months before the World Cup starts, the Proteas will want to make full use of the games to hone their skills in the country where they will play three of their Pool B games next year.

    The first two games will be held at the WACA in Perth, before the action moves on to Canberra for the third game, with the MCG and SCG hosting the final two fixtures.

    The Proteas are set to play 24 ODIs before next year’s World Cup, with ODI series in Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and New Zealand scheduled before the Australia tour, with a series at home against West Indies in January 2015.

    The full fixtures for the tour to Australia are as follows:

    5 November: 1st T20I, Adelaide Oval
    7 November: 2nd T20I, MCG
    9 November: 3rd T20I, Stadium Australia
    14 November: 1st ODI, WACA
    16 November: 2nd ODI, WACA
    19 November: 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval
    21 November: 4th ODI, MCG
    23 November: 5th ODI, SCG

    The Proteas ODI squad recently picked to tour Sri Lanka is as follows: AB de Villiers (Titans, captain), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Quinton de Kock (Highveld Lions), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Cape Cobras), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), Jacques Kallis (Cape Cobras), Ryan McLaren (Dolphins), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Wayne Parnell (Warriors), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras)

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