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1st T20, Friday 27th March. New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
The first of two T20 internationals gets underway later today and it promises to be another close encounter between these two equally matched teams. The South Africans plan to look at all of the players in their 15 man squad in this two match series as this is the last competitive T20 series they will play before the World Cup in England this summer. Johan Botha will lead the South Africans in the continued absence of the injured Graeme Smith.
The Aussies have big hitting David Warner back for these matches and the South Africans have already had a taste of what he has to offer when they were on the end of his 89 from 43 balls in Melbourne recently. They have also added Shane Harwood to the squad while Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus have returned home.
South Africa – Johan Botha (C), Yusuf Abdulla, Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher (wk), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Johann Louw, Albie Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Roelof van der Merwe, Vaughn van Jaarsveld.
Australia – Ricky Ponting (C), Michael Clarke, Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Brett Geeves, Brad Haddin (WK), Nathan Hauritz, James Hopes, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Laughlin, Marcus North, Cameron White, David Warner, Shane Harwood.
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