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Cricket South Africa is pleased to confirm an extensive tour to Australia for the Proteas Women, where the two teams will face off in a bilateral multi-format series from 27 January – 18 February 2024.
Following a blockbuster match-up between South Africa and Australia during the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final in Cape Town, the two giants of the women’s game will go head-to-head once again, this time in two three-match T20 International (T20I) and One-Day International (ODI) series before a first ever four-day Test match between the two nations.
The tour will begin with the T20I format, with the first two matches held at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on 27 and 28 January before the third clash is played at the Bellerive Oval in the city of Hobart on 30 January. These matches will help the Proteas and the reigning T20 World Cup champions prepare for the 2024 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
The ODI series carries additional significance for both sides as they seek to earn crucial points in the ongoing ICC Women’s Championship campaign (2022-25) which forms part of the qualification pathway for the 2025 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in India.
The trio of 50-over matches will be shared by the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on 03 February as well as the North Sydney Oval in Sydney on 07 and 10 February.
The tour will conclude with the historic once-off Test match at the WACA Ground in Perth between 15-18 February, which will be the Proteas’ seventh Test since readmission and second in two years following the drawn tie against England in 2022.
CSA Chief Executive, Pholetsi Moseki commented:
“The confirmation of this hugely important tour for the Proteas Women in Australia is welcomed news. I would like to thank Cricket Australia for their collaboration in helping make this substantial tour a reality.
“The trip ‘Down Under’, which is included in the first women’s cricket Future Tours Programme (FTP), will present the Proteas with elite competition during a pivotal phase ahead of the 2024 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh in September, as the team continue their storied journey near the top of the women’s game.
“Following the success of the recent Women’s T20 World Cup held on home soil, it is without a doubt that the South African public and the global cricket fan at large is eagerly awaiting the next opportunity to witness world class women’s cricket and this tour goes a long way in delivering that,” Moseki added.
Fixtures – Proteas Women Outbound Tour to Australia
Women’s T20I Series in Australia:
Saturday, 27 January 2024 – 1st T20I – Australia vs South Africa (Manuka Oval, Canberra)
Sunday, 28 January 2024 – 2nd T20I – Australia vs South Africa (Manuka Oval, Canberra)
Tuesday, 30 January 2024 – 3rd T20I – Australia vs South Africa (Bellerive Oval, Hobart)
Women’s ODI Series in Australia:
Saturday, 03 February 2024 – 1st ODI – Australia vs South Africa (Adelaide Oval, Adelaide)
Wednesday, 07 February 2024 – 2nd ODI – Australia vs South Africa (North Sydney Oval, Sydney)
Saturday, 10 February 2024 – 3rd ODI – Australia vs South Africa (North Sydney Oval, Sydney)
Women’s Test Match in Australia:
15 – 18 February 2024 – Only Test – Australia vs South Africa (WACA Ground, Perth)