Fixtures announced for SA tour to Australia

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South Africa will play five One-Day Internationals against Australia in November as part of their build-up to the World Cup in February next Year, to be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand.

South Africa will play five One-Day Internationals against Australia in November as part of their build-up to the World Cup in February next Year, 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.

One notable fixture is the third ODI in Canberra, to be played at the Manuka Oval. This ground has only ever seen three international games, all of them ODIs, and the Proteas have never faced the Aussies there. They did play Zimbabwe at the ground, in 1992.

CSA chief Haroon Lorgat said of the fixtures: "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."

<b>Itinerary:</b>

Nov 5: 1st T20, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide<br>Nov 7: 2nd T20, MCG, Melbourne<br>Nov 9: 3rd T20, Stadium Australia, Sydney<br>Nov 14: 1st ODI, WACA, Perth<br>Nov 16: 2nd ODI, WACA, Perth<br>Nov 19: 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval, Canberra<br>Nov 21: 4th ODI, MCG, Melbourne<br>Nov 23: 5th ODI, SCG, Sydney

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