Monday 3 February 2014 

Australia's Warm-Up Match Cancelled

Potchefstroom
Potchefstroom has seen torrential rain and more is forecast
© REUTERS / Action Images
 

Australia's only planned warm-up match ahead of the three-Test series in South Africa has been cancelled due to bad weather in Potchefstroom.

They were set to take on a South African Invitational XI from 5th February but heavy rain has disrupted their training and the forecast is for the rain to continue.

The Australians will now travel to Johannesburg and practice at Centurion Park, venue for the first Test from 12th February, tomorrow (4th February).

"Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA) have reached a collaborative decision to cancel Australia's four-day warm-up match against a South Africa Invitational XI scheduled from 5-8 February in Potchefstroom," a CSA statement read.

"There has been torrential rain in the area over the last few days which has hampered the squad's training, with the forecast for the coming days also looking gloomy.

"Australia will travel to Johannesburg today, and are scheduled to have practice at SuperSport Park in Centurion tomorrow morning."

© Cricket World 2014

 
Fixtures & Results

12th-16th February: 1st Test, Centurion
AUS 397 & 290-4d. beat RSA 206 & 200 by 281 runs
20th-24th February: 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth
RSA 423 & 270-5 dec. beat 246 & 216 by 231 runs
1st-5th March: 3rd Test, Cape Town
AUS 494-7d & 303-5d beat RSA 287 & 265 by 245 runs
9th March: 1st T20I, Port Elizabeth
Match abandoned without a ball bowled - rain
12th March: 2nd T20I, Durban
AUS 81-5 beat RSA 80-1 by 5 wickets
14th March: 3rd T20I, Centurion
AUS 129-4 beat RSA 128-7 by 6 wickets