Australia tour of South Africa: South Africa Vs Australia 1st T20I Live Scores, Mar 09, 2014.
Match Teams :South Africa Vs Australia
Match Venue: Played at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Match Time: 14:30 local time (12:30 GMT) (18:00 PM IST)
Result: Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Australia have strong recent form behind them after beating England 3-0, but it is hard to tell how greatly that result was affected by England's general malaise by the end of their Ashes tour. The Australian selectors have trusted form and experience over youth, recalling veterans Brad Hogg and Brad Hodge, although they have also tossed green legspinner
(last five completed games, most recent first)
South Africa L W W W L
Australia W W W L L
1.South Africa start this series ranked third and Australia sixth but such is the volatile nature of the T20 rankings that Australia could jump South Africa if they win the series 3-0
2.Australia's squad includes only three players who took part in the Tests - Watson, Warner and Brad Haddin. South Africa's T20 squad has nine.
3.Australia's squad boasts the highest scorer in all of Twenty20 history - Brad Hodge has made 5902 runs at 36.88 for a total of 14 teams, and he is finally getting another chance for his country
South Africa team:AB de Villiers,JA Morkel,M Morkel,DW Steyn,HM Amla,JP Duminy,LL Tsotsobe,WD Parnell,DA Miller,AM Phangiso,Faf du Plessis,Imran Tahir,Farhaan Behardien,Quinton de Kock,Kyle Abbott
Australia team:BJ Hodge,MG Johnson,SR Watson,BJ Haddin,CL White,GJ Bailey,GB Hogg,DA Warner,MC Henriques,AJ Finch,DT Christian,GJ Maxwell,Mitchell Starc,James Faulkner,Nathan Coulter-Nile,James Muirhead