Published: Mon, February 17, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Australia braces itself for hostile reception in South Africa

Australia braces itself for hostile reception in South Africa

Former Australia cricket workforce captain Steve Waugh believes that Steve Smith and David Warner will face powerful occasions by spectators on the upcoming South Africa tour.

"I would plead with South African fans to respect our opponents and don't go overboard with these things (referring to Smith and Warner)", Faul told The Herald.

'Steve and Dave have ticked off pretty much every box since coming back.

Warner and Smith served lengthy suspensions imposed by Cricket Australia - and returned for last year's Ashes series in the United Kingdom.

There was a lot of hostility between the Australian players mainly David Warner and the South African crowd present at the venues.

Animosity between opener Warner and South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock spilled over into a heated stairwell confrontation during the first Test in Durban, with teammates stepping in to separate the players.

The batsmen are both in the Australian team for 3 Twenty20 s and 3 ODIs starting February21 Their T20 on February 26 will mark the travelers' first match at Newlands considering that the 2018 scandal.

"It's just another one of those and I don't think it'll faze them one bit".

Australian cricketer Josh Hazlewood speaks to the media during the One Day International Series Media Call

Renshaw had been expected to be named in a Cricket Australia (CA) XI to play the England Lions development squad in a four-day game in Hobart this week but he told selectors he had chose to step away from the game. It's nothing we haven't experienced before.

"They probably play better when it's like this, probably try and take as much heat as they can and keep the younger guys out of the spotlight".

Equally unsafe batsman and wrist-spinner D'Arcy Short has replaced him in both formats. "Often when you do that, they end up being on your side after a couple of overs", he said.

"There hasn't been a huge amount of risk-taking in our selections, so we've got confidence in the 14 guys in South Africa that potentially they can take us forward to the T20 World Cup". For South Africa to having a changing side and play so well was impressive.

Khan said that the CSA has assured the PCB it would honor the commitment of sending their team to Pakistan as soon as it is reasonably possible.

Australia coach Justin Langer believes disgraced David Warner and Steve Smith are ready for a hostile reception from South African supporters when they play in a three-match Twenty20 global series starting in Johannesburg on Friday.

South Africa is presently hosting Twenty20s at home against England.

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