Proteas win toss, bat first

2011-10-13 17:50

Herman Mostert

Cape Town - Proteas captain Hashim Amla has won the toss and elected to bat first in their T20 international against Australia at Newlands.

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The second and final T20 clash is at the Wanderers on Sunday before the old foes battle it out in an eagerly anticipated one-day international series - which includes three ODI's at SuperSport Park in Centurion, St George's Park in Port Elizabeth and Kingsmead in Durban respectively.

The ODI series will be followed by a two-Test series, starting at Newlands on 9 November, followed by a Test at Kingsmead on 17 November.

After the conclusion of the Australian series, Sri Lanka visit these shores for Three Tests and five ODI's.

The Proteas will then embark on an away tour to New Zealand in February next year.


South Africa: Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, JP Duminy, David Miller, Heino Kuhn, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Juan Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Australia: Shane Watson, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, David Hussey, Cameron White, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Steve O'Keefe, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Doug Bollinger.


  • Leon - 2011-10-13 18:47


  • marco.tomaso - 2011-10-13 19:43

    Johan Botha,Graeme Smith,Robin Peterson are seriously out of form!Botha and Peterson in that Champions League T20 in India for the Warriors against Somerset the other week looked awful and pathetic with the bat at best and here they still are playing their same old woeful cricket for the national team.Selectors in CSA need a good kick up their backside from someone for foolishly persisting in picking out of form players.

  • Jaco - 2011-10-13 22:36

    We shouldn't have batted first. New team who'll be much better with a target set. Bad choice - and also better to watch a chase.

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