Australia to tour South Africa ahead of ODI World Cup

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Johannesburg, May 5: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced Australia would tour the country from August 30 to September 17 for three T20Is and five ODIs as part of the preparation for the ODI World Cup to be held in India in October-November.

Kingsmead Stadium in Durban is set to host all three T20Is on August 30, September 1 and 3, with Australia set to be led by a new captain after Aaron Fin'h's international retirement earlier in the year

The five-match ODI series will get underway at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on September 7 and 9, before the third ODI is played at JB Marks Oval on September 12.

Both teams will then head to SuperSport Park to play the fourth ODI on September 15, with the final match of the 50-over series to be played at Wanderers Stadium on September 17. South Africa welcome Australia for the first time since 2020 when the hosts bounced back from a 2-1 T20I series defeat to beat the visitors 3-0 in the ODI series.

"Games and tours like these against a formidable Australia side can only do good for our Proteas Men. It is also an opportunity for coach Rob Walter and his team to keep building on the excellent work they have already done so far together."

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