Cape Town - Australia's
only warm-up fixture ahead of the three-match Test series against South
Africa has been cancelled after torrential rain in Potchefstroom left
little chance of play.
The four-day match against a South African
Invitational XI was due to be played between Wednesday to Saturday, but
with conditions unlikely to improve in the coming days, Australia have
opted instead for more nets.
"Cricket South Africa (CSA) and
Cricket Australia (CA) have reached a collaborative decision to cancel
Australia's four-day warm-up match against a South Africa Invitational
XI scheduled from February 5-8 in Potchefstroom," CSA said in a
statement on Monday.
"There has been torrential rain in the area
over the last few days which has hampered the squad's training, with the
forecast for the coming days also looking gloomy.
travel to Johannesburg today, and are scheduled to have practice at
SuperSport Park in Centurion tomorrow (Tuesday) morning."
Centurion, near Pretoria, will host the first Test of the series starting on February 12.