1st ODI, South Africa tour of Australia 2018, Watch SA v AUS Cricket highlights today – First one day international from Perth Stadium (Australia) Sunday 4th November 2018. Finch said he knew his XI but would not reveal it until the toss. Mitchell Starc is available having overcome the hamstring problem he picked up in the UAE, but there could still be a decision to make as whether to unleash him straightaway. The balance of the attack will also pose a question.
Toss: South Africa , elected to field first.
TM Head, AJ Finch (c), DJM Short, CA Lynn, AT Carey †, GJ Maxwell, MP Stoinis, PJ Cummins, NM Coulter-Nile, MA Starc, JR Hazlewood.
Q de Kock †, RR Hendricks, AK Markram, F du Plessis (c), H Klaasen, DA Miller, AL Phehlukwayo, DW Steyn, K Rabada, L Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
The Perth Stadium is still in its infancy having only hosted one international so far – the ODI between Australia and England earlier this year. The pitch to be used for this game has been played on once before when England Lions faced Western Australia. The forecast is for a dry, sunny day. Given the short lead-in time, the names who featured against the Prime Minister’s XI could all play although Andile Phehlukwayo may come in for Dwaine Pretorius. Faf du Plessis said they would take another look at the surface before deciding whether to consider two spinners. The tail looks a little long, but Dale Steyn’s recent batting form has been a boost.
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