Australia coach Justin Langer insists that one bad incident does not taint their love for South Africa and playing against the Proteas as they prepare to face-off in the first of three Twenty20 internationals against the host in Johannesburg on Friday night.
Star Australia batsman Steve Smith says he is happy to be back in South Africa and wants to put the past behind him when they face the Proteas in a six-match tour that starts on Friday.
The Australian national cricket team coach, Justin Langer, says his players are happy to be back in South Africa almost two years since the ball-tampering scandal at Newlands in Cape Town.
Australian batsman Steve Smith put his side in the driving seat on the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with an unbeaten 77.
Australia’s run-machine Steve Smith has edged past Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the best test batsman in the world, based on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings.