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Australians Hope for Good Show on Tour of South Africa

September 21
05:24 2016

saNew Delhi, Wednesday, September 21– Australia and Ireland are to take a tour of South Africa. Two matches are to be played at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on September 25 and September 27. In the opening match, the host will play against Ireland. Second ODI is to take place between Ireland and the Aussies.

The short ODI series is supposed to entertain viewers, who keenly wait for 5-match ODI series between Australia and South Africa, starting from September 30. Ireland will certainly look forward to do well under the captaincy of William Porterfield, who will lead Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, John Anderson, Tim Murtagh, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson, Craig Young and Andy McBrine.

There have been a few occasions when a few players of Ireland played spellbinding knocks in major tournaments, taking everyone by surprise. No wonder, if something is seen like that in the upcoming matches. As soon as the ODIs between Ireland and Australia and Ireland and South Africa come to an end, people will wait for Proteas take on Aussies as both teams are to contest at SuperSport Park in Centurion on September 30, New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on October 2, Kingsmead in Durban on October 5, St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on October 9 and Newlands in Cape Town on October 12.

Steven Smith is to captain Australian side, which will have David Warner, John Hastings, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Joe Mennie, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, George Bailey and Scott Boland. James Faulkner – the all-rounder, and Shaun Marsh – the talented player – are out of the tour of South Africa by reason of injuries. A lot of things have changed since the inception of T20 matches. This is the reason why even in ODI matches, some cricketers are able to pull off by pocketing more runs than the number of balls faced and take total score of the team vastly up.

The audience loves watching ODI matches since scenario may change towards the end. It is not certain that the team that starts well will be able to land on a safer side. Despite the fact that players do not have much time to settle but that is possible if an intelligent play is put forward. The excitement of watching contests that concludes on a single day is totally different. The probability of ups and downs and unseen challenges add to interest. Change in field that can be done anytime during the play can be game changer as wickets often fell when batsmen try to hit the ball hard. Without any doubt, it is for sure that an interesting contest is on the cards and both sides will make best use of pitch and weather conditions. Toss will be imperative too.

Cricket lovers will be seen obviously in huge numbers supporting South Africa, who are the host. How they capitalize situations is a key point to notice. As of now, both squads will look forward to enhance their strengths and find weak points of the opponents so that it becomes easy to gain foothold. AB de Villiers is the captain of South Africa and hope for best from Hashim Amla, Andile Phehlukwayo, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Tabraiz Shamsi.

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