Australia begin training ahead of tri-series involving South Africa and Zimbabwe
A video of the Australian team training at the National Cricket Center (NCC) in Brisbane ahead of their tri-series involving South Africa and Zimbabwe.
According to AFP, Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Wednesday said he expects to have a full-strength squad, apart from David Warner, for the upcoming tri-series with South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Australia are due to play four one-dayers in Harare in August and September, two against each African nation, as well as a potential final. Clarke said the tour was a crucial step in the team’s preparations for next year’s World Cup and he wants as strong a team as possible alongside him.
“It’s an important series,” he told reporters.
“Any one-day game now leading up to the World Cup is crucial to us as a team. The more success we can have leading into that tournament the better, so hopefully [it's] a full-strength team that’s ready to play against two very good teams in tough conditions.”