The South African cricket team team head to Australasia in one their most important tours that will be a fine preparatory ladder ahead of next year’s much anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup.
The Proteas will begin their taxing tour in a few weeks time with a stop in New Zealand were three one day internationals, against the Black Caps start on the 21st of this month.
This will immediately be followed by three T20s and five limited overs games against their old nemesis Australia.
“It’s very important. I think it’s made it massively important because we are playing the world cup there in those conditions. It’s a great opportunity to go down and get familiar with those conditions,” said Steyn.
“We have had every good success with the white ball. It’s a nice, friendly, timely reminder to go back there and put in a good performance. To remind us of conditions before we head into the world cup. For us it’s important for guys who have never been there to go and familiarise themselves with conditions, the players they are going to be playing against, the crowds and fields,” he added.
Despite been one of the dominant forces in global cricket, South Africa has never won the world cup and coach Russell Domingo will be hard pressed to find the right combination that will bring glory to the rainbow nation.