South Africa are going to tour Australia as a part of the Gillette Series towards the tail end of the year, in November. This comes fresh off Australia’s tour of United Arab Emirates where they face Pakistan for two tests and three Twenty20 Internationals. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe will be touring South Africa in October where the two will face each other for three One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals.
The Aussies will face South Africa in three One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International. The first One-Day International will be a day match starting at 11:20 A.M (Local Time), while the latter two will be day/night matches beginning at 1:50 P.M (Local Time).
Prior to the first ODI, South Africa will also face an Australian Prime Minister’s XI team as a warm-up game for the Gillette series. The match will be a day/night ODI match.
The first ODI will be held at the Perth Stadium, which is also used as a ground for Australian rules football. The second match will be at the acclaimed Adelaide Oval, while the third and final ODI will be hosted at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Tasmania. The only T20I match will be held at the Carrara (or Metricon) Stadium on the Gold Coast of Queensland.
The initial match against Prime Minister’s XI will be held at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Head to Head
Australia toured South Africa earlier this year in March and April, playing four test matches. Australia won the first test match while South Africa won all the remaining matches to wrap up the series. It was show of clear dominance as South Africa won the final two tests with massive victories of 322 runs and 492 runs.
The last time Australia and South Africa met for a ODI series was in September and October of 2016. South Africa trounced Australia 5-0 as they swept the series against an inconsistent Aussie side.