Punters boys in 20-20 mode after Cape Town lossMarch 24th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.24 (ANI): The Australian cricket team has put its innings and 20 run defeat against South Africa aside, and is now preparing for the opening Twenty20 International against South Africa.
According to The Age, the Proteas will host Australia for Twenty20 matches on Friday in Johannesburg and on Sunday (Monday AEDT) in Pretoria followed by next month’’s five one-day internationals.
Australia’’s Test squad were relaxing at their team hotel on Monday, which had been scheduled as the fifth day of the third Test but the match finished a day early.
The team travel to Johannesburg on Tuesday with an optional training session planned for Wednesday and another full session on Thursday.
Additions to the squad for the one-dayers include Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, James Hopes, David Hussey, Ben Laughlin and Cameron White. NSW batsman David Warner and Victoria paceman Shane Harwood will return to Australia after the two Twenty20 games.
Australia were semi-finalists in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007. The next world championship is to be held in England in June. (ANI)
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