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Following their poor performance in the recent tri-nations series in the Caribbean, the Proteas will want to redeem themselves against Australia and New Zealand.
The national cricket team will play a seven-match series against the two teams, starting with a two test match series followed by a five match series against the old enemy Australia.
New Zealand is in fifth position on the test rankings, one position above South Africa. On the One Day International rankings, Australia is number one with South Africa sitting three ranks below them in fourth place. The games will be played across five different cities namely Durban, Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
Durban and Pretoria will host two games each while the other cities will have one game each.
Fixtures (Test series against New Zealand)
Date: 19-23 August 2016
Date: 27-31 August 2016
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion, Pretoria.
Fixtures (One Day International against Australia)
Date: 30 September 2016
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion, Pretoria
Date: 2 October 2016
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date: 5 October 2016
Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Date: 09 October 2016
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Date: 12 October 2016
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town