The long-awaited rematch between Australia and South Africa – after their infamous Test series earlier this year – is set to begin with the first ODI at 2:20pm (AEDT) on Sunday, November 4.
Australia’s 2018-19 season started in rough fashion, with a 1-0 Test series loss and a 3-0 T20 whitewash against Pakistan in the UAE. Playing an understrength side due to the ball-tampering suspensions, the task doesn’t get much easier with the Proteas coming to town for a three-match series, followed by a single T20.
South African have been one of Australia’s toughest ODI customers over the journey. Another 3-0 whitewash will see them become the only cricketing nation to boast a lifetime winning record against Australia in the 50-over format.
In encouraging news for Australia, however, was the Prime Minister’s XI delivering a comprehensive four-wicket victory after dismantling the visiting order with the ball.
Key game information: Australia vs South Africa – first ODI
Date: Sunday, November 4
First ball: 2:20pm (AEDT)
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
TV: Live, Fox Cricket 501
Online: Live, Foxtel app, Foxtel now
Betting: Australia $1.67, South Africa $2.20
Umpires: Aleem Dar, Michael Gough
Overall ODI record: Played 95, Australia 47, South Africa 45, 3 draws
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa
Faf du Plessis (c), Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn
The only way you’ll be able to watch ODIs in Australia is through Fox Cricket (501), which is Foxtel’s new dedicated cricket channel. A valid Foxtel TV subscription is required to watch Fox Cricket, however.
In terms of live streaming, you’ll need to be using one of Foxtel’s applications. You can subscribe separately to Foxtel Now if you don’t have a TV subscription whereas, if you do, you can simply use the Foxtel App.
As always, The Roar will have you covered for the entire ODI series with live blogs and highlights for each match.
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