South Africa make tough plans for ICC World Cup 2015

South Africa will prepare for the ICC World Cup 2015 by playing eight ODIs across Australia and New Zealand, the joint hosts of the mega event before hosting West Indies in a full series.

updated: August 18, 2014 15:25 IST
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South Africa, who are in the same group as holders India in the 2015 ICC World Cup, are set to prepare for the mega event by playing eight ODI games in Australia as well as New Zealand, the joint Cup hosts, in October-November.

South Africa, who would clash in the World Cup with India in Pool B on February 22 under lights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, are to play three ODIs against New Zealand in October before crossing the Tasman Sea and play Australia in a best-of-five ODI series in November, Cricket South Africa announced on Monday.

South Africa and Australia would also play a best-of-three T20 International series before the Proteas return home to continue their preparations against the the West Indies in a full series comprising three Tests, five ODI's and two T20 Internationals, CSA stated.

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