Both sides are in sparkling form entering a four-test series when Australia tours South Africa beginning in March, and using the information provided here you won’t have to miss a minute of the action when watching live on TV or streaming the matches to a mobile device.
2018 Australia Tour of South Africa
Australia’s captain, Steve Smith, is challenged only by Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world, and in seven innings’ against England he scored 687 runs at the outrageous average of 137.40. South Africa have plenty of batting talent of their own; AB De Villiers might not be the same player as he was a few years ago, but he is one of the best batsmen of this generation, if not all time, and against India he showed signs of returning to somewhere near his best. The two sides also boast the best fast bowling line-ups in world cricket. Star Dale Steyn is expected to return for South Africa, and with Morne Merkel, Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada all available, they may well opt to play four pacemen throughout this series. Australia’s lineup of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood is fast and talented, and has demonstrated a proven ability to take wickets with regularity. This clash promises to be one of the best of the year, but you won’t find this exciting Cricket Australia series free to air in your city or state.
Australia Tour of South Africa Live TV (AEDT):
- March 1-March 5: First Test LIVE from 6.00pm-2.30am daily (Foxtel)
- March 9-March 13: Second Test LIVE from 6.00pm-2.30am daily (Foxtel)
- March 22-March 26: Third Test LIVE from 6.00pm-2.30am daily (Foxtel)
- March 30-April 3: Fourth Test LIVE from 6.00pm-2.30am daily (Foxtel)
All events shown as Sydney time. Adjust for regional differences. Australia Cricket replays generally to be shown following the conclusion of each match.
Australian Cricket Live Streaming and a Free Trial
While you won’t find the 2018 Tour of South Africa free to Air in Australia, Fox Sports 507 (Foxtel) will provide exclusive LIVE coverage of each and every match (March 1 – April 3), as well as replays for those who want to enjoy the action at a later time.
Residents of Australia have the option of utilising the Foxtel Now 2-weeks Free live TV offer, which will telecast these exciting Australia vs South Africa Test matches online*, while also offering live Australian Cricket streaming to eligible mobile devices through the Foxtel Go app within minutes of getting started.
2018 Cricket Fixtures – Live and Exclusive
New Zealand v Pakistan: January 3-28
Trans-Tasman T20 Tri Series (NZ, AU, England): Feb 2-21 (matches in NZ only)
New Zealand v England: February 25 – April 3
South Africa v Australia: March 1 – April 3
England v Pakistan: May 24 – June 5
Australia v England: June 13-27
England v India: July 3 – September 11
New Zealand v South Africa Preview
The cricket continues for New Zealand as they host South Africa for all forms of the game, starting off with a T20 Cricket fixture at Eden Park before a five game ODI Series and then the tour ends with a three match Test Series, beginning on March 8 at University Oval. South Africa kind of lost their way a bit towards the end of their tour of Australia, but they went back home and produced some very good cricket against Sri Lanka and look in good form ahead of this tour, and you can stream Cricket in Australia live with the Foxtel Go app.
New Zealand toured South Africa in the middle part of 2015, losing the ODI Series 2-1 before South Africa went on to win the two Test Series 1-0, aided by some brilliant bowling from Dale Steyn and unbelievable batting from AB de Villiers, who has been away from the game for some time but is back to lead South Africa on the tour of New Zealand.
New Zealand vs South Africa LIVE TV Times
T20 Match: February 17, 5pm AET
First ODI: February 19, 12pm AET
Second ODI: February 22, 9am AET
Third ODI: February 25, 12pm AET
Fourth ODI: March 1, 12pm AET
Fifth ODI: March 4, 12pm AET
First Test: March 8, 8.30am AET
Second Test: March 16, 8.30am AET
Third Test: March 25, 8.30am AET
Australia vs New Zealand Preview
Recent results suggest that New Zealand will be hard to beat in front of their home fans after defeating Australia in this corresponding series last year 2-1, but the Aussies got their revenge in the Test Series with a dominant 2-0 win. Australia’s early form had been patchy in the Test and ODI Series against South Africa, but they were dominant against Pakistan, giving them confidence for this upcoming Series before jetting to India. New Zealand are very hard to beat at home, and Australia have struggled in front of the kiwi fans, as we saw in the World Cup of Cricket where they couldn’t handle the pressure and were reduced to a low total.
The keys to Australia will be captain Steve Smith, who had an outstanding 2017 and has followed it up already in a short space of time in 2018. His grittiness with the bat will be essential to success, as will the pace and swing of Mitchell Starc, who has caused absolute havoc against New Zealand in recent times, famously knocking off former captain Brendon McCullum in the first over of the 2015 World Cup Final. If he can consistently bowl 145km with accuracy, then Australia will go a long way towards victory.