Australia are all set to host South Africa in a three-match Test series, starting Saturday (December 17) at the Gabba in Brisbane.
The last time both sides met in a Test series was in 2018, when the infamous ball-tampering scandal took place, leaving the entire cricket fraternity shocked.
Not to mention this series is part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23, where Australia and South Africa are positioned at number one and two, respectively. If the hosts manage to clean sweep, it will guarantee them a spot in next year’s WTC final, regardless of how their tour of India goes in February.
AUS vs SA, Test series’ fixtures:
- First Test: December 17-21, The Gabba, Brisbane at 5:50 AM/ 12:20 AM GMT / 10:20 AM LOCAL
- Second Test: December 26-30, MCG, Melbourne at 5:00 AM/ 11:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
- Third Test: January 4-8, SCG, Sydney at 5:00 AM/ 11:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Lance Morris, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner
South Africa: Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma, Gerald Coetzee, Theunis de Bruyn, Sarel Eree, Simon Harmer, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Heinrich Klaasen, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo
Broadcast and live Streaming details:
- Australia – Channel 7, Foxtel and Kayo Sports
- South Africa – Supersport
- India – Sony Six; Sony LIV
- United Kingdom – BT Sport
- North America – Williow TV