Australia will resume their rivalry against South Africa © Getty Images
Australia will resume their rivalry against South Africa © Getty Images

Aug 27, 2014

The full-strength South African side will take on No 1 team in One-Day Internationals (ODI) Australia in the second match of the triangular series involving Zimbabwe. The Proteas will see the return of Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn in the pace attack as they resume their campaign after the 3-0 win over Zimbabwe in the bilateral series.

Meanwhile, Australia will be without their regular ODI skipper Michael Clarke. He will miss the match due to an injury. In his absence George Baily will lead them. Aussies are looking in good flow despite returning to limited overs cricket after a long time. They thrashed Zimbabwe convincingly in the first match of the series. Glenn Maxwell’s blitzkrieg was the highlight of the Australian innings where they posted their highest ODI score against Zimbabwe.  Catch Live blog of the match here

But South Africa will be a different challenge altogether. The Proteas are high on confidence travelling here at the back of a successful outing in Sri Lanka. The telecast of the series in India will be on Ten HD and Ten Cricket.

Squads:

Australia: Michael Clarke (c),Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (wk), Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc.

South Africa: AB de Villiers (c), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott , Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi, Dale Steyn.

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the Australia vs South Africa match here