Cricket South Africa (CSA) has decided not to play the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) during their tour of Australia. Cricket Australia announced on July 13 (Wednesday) that South Africa has withdrawn from the ODI series scheduled for January 2023. It should be noted that both teams will compete in a three-match Test series.
CSA had previously requested that the dates of the ODI matches be changed, but there were no slots available due to the packed international calendar. With the decision to withdraw from the ODI series, the Proteas have also agreed to concede the points from the three-match ODI series to Australia, which was set to be included in the ongoing ICC Super League, the deadline for which is May 2023.
Meanwhile, Australia recently concluded its tour of Sri Lanka. While Australia easily won the T20I series, the home team made an incredible comeback to win the ODI leg 3-2. After the limited-overs series was completed, the focus shifted to the red ball games. During the first game, the visitors played some excellent cricket and took a 1-0 lead. However, Sri Lanka recovered in the series, winning the second Test by an innings.