Australia vs South Africa Test Series 2016

South Africa would be touring Australia in the month of November 2016 to play three test match series. Both teams impart great value to the test matches and the encounters promise to be interesting. With champion fast bowlers such as Steyn at the helm, the protease would be breathing fire however the Kangaroos have enough weapons in the arsenal to bat through the innings and post a commanding score. All the three matches are bound to be nail biting encounters that can sway either way. Both teams are well balanced with some of the best batsmen of the world. Starc would be trying to get AB devilliers out cheaply in order to stamp his class on the game. The only weak link in the Kangaroo attack is the dearth of a capable spinner. Nathan Lyon is a good bowler but not incisive, therefore Aussies have to make sure that the South Africans do not freely score runs.

Morne Morkel would provide support to Steyn and Rabada will bowl as a first change bowler, He is a master of reverse swing and can cause damage with the old ball. Kangaroos have to be careful and try to spend the first session by carefully watching the ball. Initial juice in the wicket can lead to a sudden wobble at the top. Stroke making can be curbed initially before launching into huge shots. Quinton De Cock would need to play the deliveries close to his body. Moreover, the Aussie pace attack comprising of Hazelwood would like to test the South African opener with bouncers. It would be an uphill battle for the South Africans if they lose quick wickets early on. Tahir, the leg spinner might have to play a crucial role in foxing the Australian batsmen. Some of them are not comfortable playing quality spin and the drawback could be utilized by the protease.

Series Result :

South Africa Won the 3 Match Test Series By 2-1

Player Of the Series :

Vernon Darryl Philander

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Australia vs South Africa 1st Test Match 2016
Match 1
Start Date- 2016-11-03
Time - 10:30(Local)
End Date- 2016-11-07
Player of the Match
Kagiso Rabada
South Africa Venue
WACA Ground
Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test Match 2016
Match 2
Start Date- 2016-11-12
Time - 10:30(Local)
End Date- 2016-11-15
Player of the Match
Kyle John Abbott
South Africa Venue
Bellerive Oval
Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test Match 2016
Match 3
Start Date- 2016-11-24
Time - 14:00(Local)
End Date- 2016-11-27
Player of the Match
Usman Khawaja
South Africa Venue
Adelaide Oval
South Africa Australia


South Africa Team Squad
Hashim Amla Faf du Plessis Dean Elgar Morne Morkel
Vernon Philander Dale Steyn Kyle John Abbott Quinton de Kock
JP Duminy Dwaine Pretorius Temba Bavuma Keshav Maharaj
Rilee Rossouw Stephen Cook Dane Vilas Tabraiz Shamsi
Kagiso Rabada

Australia Team Squad
David Warner Matthew Wade Steven Smith Mitchell Starc
Peter Siddle Nathan Lyon Usman Khawaja Jackson Bird
Shaun Marsh Mitchell Marsh Adam Voges Callum Ferguson
Joe Burns Josh Hazlewood Joe Mennie Nic Maddinson
Peter Nevill Peter Handscomb Chadd Sayers Matt Renshaw