FACTBOX-Cricket-Australia v South Africa test series

Wed Nov 7, 2012 12:30pm IST

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Nov 7 (Reuters) - Factbox on the three-test series between
Australia and South Africa, which begins at the Gabba in
Brisbane on Friday:  
 - - - -     
 Schedule (times GMT):
 First test      Nov. 9-13      (0000)     Gabba (Brisbane)   
 Second test     Nov. 22-26     (0000)     Adelaide Oval
 Third test      Nov. 30-Dec. 4 (0230)     WACA, Perth  
 - - - -  
 AUSTRALIA   
 Test world ranking: Third  
 Captain: Michael Clarke  
 Coach: Mickey Arthur      
 Top ranked test batsman: Michael Clarke (6)  
 Top ranked test bowler: Ben Hilfenhaus (6)    
 - -   
 Recent form (opponent/venue/result):  
 April   
 West Indies      Roseau           Won by 75 runs
 West Indies      Port of Spain    Draw  
 West Indies      Bridgetown       Won by three wickets  
 December 2011-January
 India            Adelaide         Won by 298 runs
 India            Perth            Won by innings and 37 runs
 India            Sydney           Won by innings and 68 runs
 India            Melbourne        Won by 122 runs   
 - -   
 Squad: Clarke, David Warner, Ed Cowan, Rob Quiney, Ricky
Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, Ben
Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon. 
 - - - -              
 SOUTH AFRICA   
 Test world ranking: First   
 Captain: Graeme Smith    
 Coach: Gary Kirsten      
 Top ranked test batsman: Hashim Amla (2)  
 Top ranked test bowler: Dale Steyn (1)  
 - -   
 Recent test form (opponent/venue/result):   
 July-August
 England      Lord's       Won by 51 runs
 England      Headingley   Draw
 England      The Oval     Won by innings and 12 runs
 March
 New Zealand  Wellington   Draw
 New Zealand  Hamilton     Won by nine wickets 
 New Zealand  Dunedin      Draw
 December 2011-January
 Sri Lanka    Cape Town    Won by 10 wickets    
 Sri Lanka    Durban       Lost by 208 runs   
 Sri Lanka    Centurion    Won by innings an 81 runs 
 - -   
 Squad: Smith, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du
Plessis, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne
Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robbie Peterson, Vernon Philander,
Jacques Rudolph, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile.
 - - - -   
 Australia v South Africa tests   
 Matches            85   
 Australia wins     48     
 South Africa wins  19  
 Draws              18
 - - - -   
 Previous South Africa tours of Australia
(Year/tests/winner/result):  
    1910-1911    Five    Australia    4-1
    1931-1932    Five    Australia    5-0
    1952-1953    Five    Drawn        2-2 
    1963-1964    Five    Drawn        1-1
    1993-1994    Three   Drawn        1-1
    1997-1998    Three   Australia    1-0
    2001-2002    Three   Australia    3-0
    2005-2006    Three   Australia    2-0
    2008-2009    Three   South Africa 2-1       
 - -   
 * Test rankings courtesy of www.relianceiccrankings.com and 
correct as of Nov.   
 

 (Compiled by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Alastair Himmer)
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