Quinton de Kock and co. will be looking to start on a positive note against Australia in the upcoming three-match one-day series that is slated to begin from 29th February. The home side was completely beaten by Australia in the three-match T20I series.
Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the one-day series due to groin injury, while Faf du Plessis, Dwaine Pretorius and Rassie van der Dussen have been rested for the ODI series.
Heinrich Klaasen, Lutho Sipamla, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje and Kyle Verreynne are new players included in the South Africa’s limited-overs squad for the one-day series.
On the other hand, Australia will be keen to continue their good form in this three-match one-day series. D’Arcy Short has been named as last-minute replacement for Glenn Maxwell, who was ruled out of the tour due to elbow injury. Mitchell Marsh has made a comeback into the limited-overs squad while Jhye Richardson has been added as extra-pace options for the three-match series.
Here are some of the key stats related to South Africa vs Australia 2020 ODI Series
2011 was the last time Australia won a bilateral one-day series against South Africa in South Africa. South Africa have won the last two bilateral one-day series against Australia.
100 matches have been played between South Africa and Australia in one-day internationals. The Southern Hemisphere rivals have both won 48 games apiece, with three games ending in a tie. 1 game has been abandoned.
4 centuries for Australian swashbuckling opener David Warner against Australia in limited-overs cricket. He holds an excellent record against South Africa in white-ball cricket and is averaging 47.75 with the bat.
272 runs needed by Australian Captain Aaron Finch to complete 5000 runs for Australia in one-day internationals. He currently has scored 4728 runs in 123 one-day matches at an average of 41.11 with 16 centuries and 24 half-centuries to his name.
72 runs required by All-rounder Mitchell Marsh to complete 1500 runs in one-day internationals. Marsh currently has scored 1428 runs in 54 one-day matches at an average of 35.70 with 1 century and 11 half-centuries to his name.
57 runs required by Australian opener David Warner to complete 1000 runs against South Africa in limited-overs cricket. Warner has accumulated 943 runs in 20 one-day matches at an average of 47.75 with four centuries to his name.
2 wickets needed by Australian-pace bowler Pat Cummins to complete 100 wickets in one-day cricket. Cummins currently has taken 99 wickets in 61 one-day matches at an average of 27.00
6 wickets required by South African pace bowler Lungi Ngidi to complete 50 wickets in limited-overs crickets. Ngidi has taken 44 wickets in 25 matches at an average of 23.90.