Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed the schedule for Australia’s white-ball tour of South Africa, which will kick-start the 2023-24 international home season, with Kingsmead Stadium set to host all three matches of the T20I series from 30 August – 03 September.
The five-match ODI series will get underway at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on 07 and 09 September, before the third ODI is contested in Potchefstroom on 12 September. Both teams will then head to the Highveld, where SuperSport Park will host the fourth ODI on 15 September, with the final match of the 50-over series to be played at the Wanderers Stadium on 17 September.
The series will be a precursor to the World Cup, that is slated to take place in October-November in India.
"It is the start of the international season for us and it is a particularly important campaign in many respects because of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup which is taking place in India later in the year. We haven't qualified just yet, but we hope to be there and challenging the best in the world when the tournament is played in October and November,” Chief Executive Officer Pholetsi Moseki commented.
South Africa will host Australia for the first time since 2020, when the hosts bounced back from a 2-1 T20I series defeat to beat Australia 3-0 in the ODI series.
"Games and tours like these against a formidable Australia side can only do good for our Proteas Men. It is also an opportunity for coach Rob Walter and his team to keep building on the excellent work they have already done so far together. We look forward to watching them play and we hope that South Africans will come out in their numbers and get behind the team in what should be a highly competitive tour."