Two of South Africa's favourite sporting teams, the Springboks and the Proteas, will face off in a T20 match that will headline day one of the Festival of Cricket taking place at Newlands in early January.

Two of South Africa's favourite sporting teams, the Springboks and the Proteas, will face off in a T20 match that will headline day one of the Festival of Cricket taking place at Newlands in early January.

The Boks will be led by Jean de Villiers, with the team containing many familiar faces including the likes of Schalk Burger, Willem Alberts and Bismarck du Plessis.

The encounter promises to be an entertaining one, with the Proteas declaring that they will hold nothing back against their rivals from another sporting code.

"We are really excited about this game and we will play it competitively as there are some good cricketers in the Bok line-up," said Proteas T20 captain, Faf du Plessis.

"The Boks will be no push over and we are very aware of the competitive threat they pose in this first ever encounter."

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers added: "We can't wait for the opportunity of taking on Faf and his boys in this T20 match.

"We've managed to get together a solid squad of pretty competitive guys and we're excited about the prospect of playing at Newlands, which must rate amongst the most scenic sports stadiums in the world.

"We know we are obviously not the favourites to win, but we are looking forward to the challenge and hopefully we can give the Proteas a good go."