Hobart: One of the most gifted youngsters, David Warner, is all set to play his first One-Day international on Sunday against the Proteas after being picked to replace Micheal Clarke, who was ruled out of the on-going series with a finger injury.
The star of the opening Twenty20 match with a cracking 89, Warner, was kept as cover for Clarke before being sent home to Sydney on Thursday when the vice-captain appeared to recover from a problem sustained during the Perth Test but now could be a quick solution to their opening problems.
The vice-captain will now look towards the five-game series against New Zealand starting next month.
Albie Morkel showed in Melbourne he is a man capable of champagne moments, he make 40 from 18 deliveries after claim two wickets. A committed South African chase provided serious excitement at the start of the five-game series as the visitors sneaked to a three-wicket success in Melbourne on Friday. After Australia posted a confident 271/8, Proteas men recovered from being 221/7 to end their sequence of three defeats in a row.
Warner is expected to open the batting with another exciting new comerShaun Marsh while Michael Hussey, who opened with Marsh at Melbourne, is expected to come lower down the order.
|Coach||Mickey Arthur||Tim Nielsen|
|Key Players||Ricky Ponting, Shaun Marsh, Shaun Tait||Herschelle Gibbs, JP Duminy, Albie Morkel|
|Drawing Broad||The 22-year-old opener David Warner is back after leaving the team briefly when Michael Clarke was passed fit prematurely from a nagging thumb injury.||Dale Steyn seemed to have some problems with a shoulder while fielding in Melbourne and the South Africans are intent on rotating their bowlers, so it won't take much for Steyn to go and Makhaya Ntini to come in.|
|Weather||Weather: Fine conditions are predicted for the match, with a top temperature of 23oC. Partly cloudy. High around 70oF. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.|
|Pitch||The pitch is traditionally batsman-friendly at Bellerive Oval, but in first-class matches this season it has offered considerable help to the bowlers.|
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|Head to head||Total 68, Australia 36, South Africa 29, Tied 3|