Factbox: Australia v South Africa third test

Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:53pm IST

(Reuters) - Factbox on the third test between Australia and South Africa, which begins on Friday:

- -

WHERE?

WACA, Perth Capacity: 20,000 (24,500 with temporary seating)

- -

WHEN?

November 30-December 4. Play starts at 1030am local time (0230 GMT)

- -

AUSTRALIA (World ranking: third)

(From) Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson, David Warner, Ed Cowan, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson.

Coach: Mickey Arthur

- -

SOUTH AFRICA (World ranking: first)

(From) Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robbie Peterson, Vernon Philander, Jacques Rudolph, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile.

Coach: Gary Kirsten

- -

WHAT THEY SAY

"I'm hoping for a wicket that's good for batting but also bowling - a fair contest. I'd like to hope a toss of the coin doesn't dictate who wins this third test match."

Australia captain Michael Clarke

- -

"We have five days left on this tour and an opportunity to create something special. That's what we were fighting for."

South Africa captain Graeme Smith

- -

WHAT THE BOOKMAKERS SAY*

Australia win: 6-4 South Africa win: 7-4 Draw: 9-4

- -

MATCH OFFICIALS

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (England), Asad Rauf (Pakistan)

TV umpire: Billy Bowden (New Zealand)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

- -

THIS SERIES (0-0)

First test Gabba, Brisbane Match drawn

Second test Adelaide Oval Match drawn

- -

HISTORY

Previous Australia v South Africa tests at the WACA:

2005 Match Drawn

2008 South Africa won by six wickets

- -

* Odds courtesy of www.skybet.com

(Compiled by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Tennis

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Athletics Champ Dead

Athletics Champ Dead

Ex-world champion Mulaudzi killed in car crash.  Full Article 

Fired Over Statements

Fired Over Statements

PGA president fired for 'insensitive' remarks.  Full Article 

Showing Admiration

Showing Admiration

Mourinho is a very Special One, says Van Gaal.  Full Article 

Assault Probe

Assault Probe

ISL probes allegation of assault on Pires.  Full Article 

Controversial Balotelli

Controversial Balotelli

Why always me? Balotelli might have a point.  Full Article 

Formula One

Formula One

Caterham F1 team set to miss next two races.  Full Article 

La Liga Clasico

La Liga Clasico

Suarez to return in clasico, says Barca coach.  Full Article 

Premier League

Premier League

Best is yet to come from Aguero, says Pellegrini.  Full Article 

NBA Preview

NBA Preview

LeBron's Cavs help bring focus back to the hardwood.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage