After suffering a 0-3 clean sweep in the T20I series, the South Africa national cricket team will aim to bounce back against Australia in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting on Thursday, September 7.

Both South Africa and Australia will look to prepare themselves ahead of the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in India.

Led by captain Temba Bavuma, hosts South Africa will welcome back their senior players including the likes of Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, all of whom were rested for the recently-concluded T20I series against Australia.

Ranked sixth in the ICC ODI Men’s Rankings, South Africa head into the Australia ODI series after registering a 2-0 ODI series win over the Netherlands in their last 50-over series earlier in April.

On the other hand, the Australian cricket team will be brimming with confidence after hammering the Proteas at their home in cricket’s shortest format.

Captain Mitchell Marsh was the standout batter in the T20I series, having amassed 186 runs in three matches. He will look to continue his scintillating form in the forthcoming 50-over format.

The world’s second-ranked ODI side Australia will once again miss the services of Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell in the ODI series.

Australia's T20 specialist Tim David has earned his maiden ODI call-up ahead of the World Cup 2023.

As per the Australia tour of South Africa 2023 schedule, the first two ODIs of the series will be played at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. 

The two sides will later travel to Potchefstroom for the third ODI. The remaining two ODIs will be hosted at the SuperSport Park in Centurion and Johannesburg’s The Wanderers Stadium.

South Africa vs Australia ODI head-to-head

South Africa hold a slight edge over Australia in their head-to-head record in ODI cricket, winning 51 of the 103 matches that they have played so far. Australia have registered 48 victories. As many as three matches have been tied, while one game ended with no result.

The last time these two sides met in ODI format, the Quinton de Kock-led South Africa defeated Australia by six wickets in Potchefstroom in 2020. With that win, South Africa thrashed Australia 3-0 in the three-match ODI series.

Where to watch South Africa vs Australia ODI 2023 live in India?  

The South Africa vs Australia ODI 2023 will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming of the South Africa vs Australia ODI 2023 will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website in India.

South Africa vs Australia ODI 2023 schedule and live match times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date



Time (IST)

Thursday, September 7

South Africa vs Australia, 1st ODI

Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

4:30 PM IST

Saturday, September 9

South Africa vs Australia, 2nd ODI

Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

4:30 PM IST

Tuesday, September 12

South Africa vs Australia, 3rd ODI

Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

4:30 PM IST

Friday, September 15

South Africa vs Australia, 4th ODI

SuperSport Park, Centurion

4:30 PM IST

Sunday, September 17

South Africa vs Australia, 5th ODI

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

1:30 PM IST

South Africa vs Australia ODI 2023 squads

South Africa ODI squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen (wicket-keeper), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs (wicket-keeper), Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi

Australia ODI squad: Mitchell Marsh (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Tanveer Sangha, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

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