The current champions of One Day Internationals Australia cricket team will be flying to South Africa for upcoming SA vs AUS 2016 ODI series where they will be playing 5 one day international matches. It will be short tour of 15 days for Australia which will start with the first match on 30 Sep 2016 & finishes on 12 October 2016. Just after this tour Proteas will be touring Australia for Test series. The South Africa vs Australia 2016 ODI series schedule has been announced by the both nations cricket board and you can find the fixtures of the same in the end of the article.
Total 5 ODI matches to be played in this series. Both the teams have talented players and are one of the best of this format. No one can predict the result as it will be tough fight between both. Before this series both the team have played the West Indies Tri series 2 months back where unfortunately the Proteas team was unable to reach to the finals. Aussies have defeated the Caribbean team and won the tri series. Now it will be great opportunity for the South African team to show the Kangaroos what they can do and why they are called one of the most powerful team of Cricket.
In ODI World cup 2015, South Africa reached to the semi finals where they lost the game in a nail-biting finish against New Zealand. Kangaroos lift the world cup by defeating Kiwis in the grand finale. If we look at the current ICC Team Rankings, Australia are ruling the table where Man in Greens are on 4th position. If Proteas performed in this series, they every good chance to jump up in the table.
About the Series :-
- Starting from: 30 Sep 2016
- Ends on: 12 Oct 2016
- Total no. of Matches: 5 ODIs
South Africa vs Australia 2016 ODI series Schedule & Fixtures :-
|30 Sep 2016||SA vs AUS 2016 1st ODI||SuperSport Park, Centurion||14:30|
|02 Oct 2016||SA vs AUS 2016 2nd ODI||the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||10:00|
|05 Oct 2016||SA vs AUS 2016 3rd ODI||Kingsmead, Durban||14:30|
|09 Oct 2016||SA vs AUS 2016 4th ODI||St George's Park, Port Elizabeth||10:00|
|12 Oct 2016||SA vs AUS 2016 5th ODI||Newlands, Cape Town||14:30|
The squads of both the teams have not announced yet. Probably AB de Villers will be leading south African team where Steve Smith will heading Australian team on the Aus tour of SA 2016.