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    ***Official*** Australia in South Africa

    Three weeks out. Might as well.

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    Thu Oct 13
    16:00 GMT | 18:00 local
    1st T20I - South Africa v Australia
    Newlands, Cape Town

    Sun Oct 16
    12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
    2nd T20I - South Africa v Australia
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

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    Wed Oct 19
    12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
    1st ODI - South Africa v Australia
    SuperSport Park, Centurion

    Sun Oct 23
    08:00 GMT | 10:00 local
    2nd ODI - South Africa v Australia
    St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

    Fri Oct 28
    12:30 GMT | 14:30 local
    3rd ODI - South Africa v Australia
    Kingsmead, Durban

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    Tue Nov 1 - Fri Nov 4
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    South Africa A v Australians
    Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

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    Wed Nov 9 - Sun Nov 13
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    1st Test - South Africa v Australia
    Newlands, Cape Town

    Thu Nov 17 - Mon Nov 21
    08:00 GMT | 10:00 local
    2nd Test - South Africa v Australia
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
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    Steyn to get to 275 wickets...

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    Cricket begins on the 9th of November after the nonsense ends. Catch you folks then on this thread!

    Have a feeling that this Aus side is slightly stronger than some people give them credit for. If the South Africans are complacent, they could have one or two nasty surprises.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jan View Post
    Two tests only
    Daft, innit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outswinger@Pace View Post
    Cricket begins on the 9th of November after the nonsense ends. Catch you folks then on this thread!

    Have a feeling that this Aus side is slightly stronger than some people give them credit for. If the South Africans are complacent, they could have one or two nasty surprises.
    Possibly but SA are clear favourites. Would be pleased with a drawn series.

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    Really cannot believe there is only two test matches between such great rivals.

    Also a bit irritated that the South African players wouldn't have had a lot of cricket before the series starts. Even some games against Zim would have been nice.

    The whole AUS won't come to SA over Xmas every other tour has also contributed to this.
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    Cricket > no cricket but that is such a bad itinerary.

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    T20 UPDATE: Both the matches clash with the first round of the Shield. So uh get a brain and leave Warner, FInch etc at home
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    Two ****ing tests?! What an insult to limited overs cricket. Surely they could fit a whole four more ODIs instead?
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    Obviously the schedule sucks. Two tests...ffs

    Will take a draw in the tests any day tbh. Our batting lineup could be severely embarrassed. Surely if MJ can't perform in SA he'll get the can...Sick of him
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    well it's a tight schedule - we've got a two test series against NZ days later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    well it's a tight schedule - we've got a two test series against NZ days later!
    Yeah I was wondering with the 2nd Test finishing on the 21st of November and the Border-Gavaskar series starting on Boxing Day how they fit in the NZ series.

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    Is a big test for SA since it's a while since they've won a home series despite invariably starting favourites at home and over forty years since they defeated Australia at home.

    Given that Australia has had this series, SA will have played very little cricket and have been slow starters in home series in recent years, it could be quite close. If either Steyn or Morkel was injured they could struggle as their bowling lacks depth.

    Will be interesting to see if Tahir is picked and how well he adjusts to test cricket. Kirsten and Donald may bring something fresh to the SA table. Australia has some selection posers in both batting and bowling. Despite the hype surrounding Ussie, he hasn't made a test fifty yet so will have to bide his time.

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    I fancy Australia for this quite heavily for some reason.

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    I'm also a big fan of touring teams playing the home sides 'A' team but given that the tour is so short, I am surprised there is a 4-day warm-up game.

    But still glad to see it.

    The South African players would have had mixed warm-ups, some playing T20 cricket and some playing domestic 4-day stuff so it would have been nice to play as a team in a game or two before. But saying that, their energy and enthusiasm will be high and they would have played the limited overs segment before the tests.

    SA did have a good team-bonding camp where 28 players were chosen and it was all about fitness really and no cricket. Former SA cricketing legends then joined up for a golf day.

    Interesting to see how Trent Copeland goes on our pitches if he is chosen.

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