The Proteas have a total of 10 ODI’s remaining before the tournament starts, with this exciting series set to be a good indicator of where the number two and number three ranked teams stand in the lead up to the showpiece.
“It’s always important to test yourself against the top teams in the world to see where you are as a cricket team. We want to tick all the boxes that we still have questions about. We also want to finalise our pattern of play going into these conditions and to also make sure we get used to the conditions that we could be faced with. We had some experience in the T20’s so hopefully we can learn some tips in the ODI series,” said Coach Russel Domingo.
The Proteas expect another aggressive and fiery contest against Australia, but remain focused on playing their brand of cricket, which has brought success for the squad in the last 18 months.
“We expect the Australians to play a hard brand of cricket, that’s the way they play their cricket and it’s not something we are too concerned about. We want to focus on how we carry ourselves and how we conduct ourselves on the field; we will try to do that in the best possible way,” said Domingo.