05-Jan-2017 04:20:00 GMT
Australia in South Africa 2017
CSA to host Australia for rare four-Test series
Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced the itinerary for the four-match Sunfoil Test series to be played between the Standard Bank Proteas and Australia in February/March 2018.
"Since unification in 1991, this will be the first time the two countries will compete in a four-match Test series," commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat0
"This will add to the significance of the Test series and will offer us a perfect opportunity to finally win a Test series at home against the formidable Aussies.
"Test match cricket between Australia and South Africa has always produced epic battles and brought out high-class individual performances that have become part of the annals of the game.
"Australia are currently the No. 2 ranked team on the ICC Test table and we will need to beat them and India to regain our place at the top of the table.
"With this series being played straight after the tour by India our Proteas and fans can look forward to what will be one of the most challenging seasons of Test match cricket we have ever witnessed in South Africa," added Mr. Lorgat.
- 22-24 Feb 2018: Tour match: SA Invitation XI v Australia, Benoni
- 01-05 Mar: 1st Test, Durban
- 09-13 Mar: 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth
- 22-26 Mar: 3rd Test, Cape Town
- 30 Mar-3 Apr: 4th Test, Johannesburg