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John Hastings celebrates a wicket

Australia in South Africa 2016-17

Australia's pace depth to be tested

Australia's pace depth will be tested during their ODI tour of South Africa, with none of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, James Pattinson or Pat Cummins present

Mitchell Starc dismissed Dilruwan Perera in the fourth ball of the second innings

Australia news

Starc undergoes surgery after deep shin laceration

Australia are hopeful that key fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be fit for the start of the home summer despite suffering a deep laceration to his left shin during a training mishap on Thursday

Mitchell Johnson in the Australian huddle in his final Test

Australia news

Johnson eyes role mentoring young players

Mitchell Johnson hopes to pursue a mentoring role in Australian cricket, with the aim of helping young players adjust to the major lifestyle changes that come with reaching the elite level

Tillakaratne Dilshan looks relaxed ahead of his last international match

Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo (RPS)

Dilshan set for swansong against firing Australia

Fresh from a demonstration of their firepower in the first T20I, Australia will look for more of the same, even as Sri Lanka seek to give Tillakaratne Dilshan a triumphant send-off

Daniel Worrall holds up the ball to the crowd after taking 6 for 96

Australia in South Africa 2016-17

Daniel Worrall emerges from left field

An international debut in South Africa will be a big step up for Daniel Worrall, who has played only 12 List A matches, but he is used to big, unexpected jumps

Joe Mennie (second from left) took the wicket of Mandeep Singh

Australia news

'I was very shocked' - Joe Mennie

South Australia fast bowler Joe Mennie has expressed his surprise for being named in Australia's ODI squad to tour South Africa later this month