Australia vs South Africa ODIs: Mitchell Johnson, Dale Steyn Face Off in Battle of the Quicks

The five-match ODI series comes just three months before the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with South Africa looking for another psychological edge over the Australians after beating them twice in Zimbabwe in August-September.

Updated: November 13, 2014 10:56 IST
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Perth: Lethal fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn will spearhead the attacks as Australia and South Africa renew hostilities in a five-match one-day series opening in Perth on Friday.

Johnson and Steyn are world cricket's most lethal speedsters and will look to create mayhem on an expected lively WACA pitch in the first of two ODIs in the Western Australia capital.

No love is lost between the two cricket nations who are just shaded in the ODI rankings by India, with South Africa ahead of Australia by a single ranking point.

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