Tour of Australia 1997-98 Captain: Hansie Cronje 23rd official Test tour Ninth Test-playing tour of Australia by South Africa (November 1997 - February 1998) Ntini became the first black player to represent South Africa. Other South African tours Previous Tour Pakistan 1997-98 Next tour England 1998 Next tour of Australia 2001-02 Members of the Test tour party (16) Opening batsmen Gary Kirsten, Adam Bacher, Herschelle Gibbs Middle-order batsmen Hansie Cronje, Daryl Cullinan, Jacques Kallis, Jonty Rhodes Wicket-keepers Dave Ricahrdson, Mark Boucher. Spin bowlers Pat Symcox, Paul Adams. Fast bowlers Allan Donald, Brian MacMillan, Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener, Makhaya Ntini.
P R Adams WP 20 SLA ODI A M Bacher G 24 RHB opener ODI M V Boucher B 21 reserve WK ODI D J Cullinan G 30 RHB ODI W J Cronje FS 28 RHB RM captain ODI A A Donald FS 33 RF ODI H H Gibbs WP 23 RHB ODI J H Kallis WP 22 RHB ODI G Kirsten WP 30 LHB opener vice-captain ODI L Klusener N 26 LHB RFM ODI B M McMillan WP 34 RHB RFM ODI M Ntini B 20 RF ODI S M Pollock N 24 RFM ODI J N Rhodes N 28 RHB ODI D J Richardson EP 38 WK ODI P L Symcox N 37 OB ODI Representation of teams: B - Border (2) EP - Eastern Province (1) FS - Free State (2) Gtg - Gauteng (2) N - Natal (4) WP - Western Province (5) Average age of team at time of first Test match (26 December 1997) : 26 yrs 6 months Test Appearances made before the tour Cronje 39, Richardson 39, Donald 35, McMillan 34, Kirsten 32, Cullinan 31, Rhodes 30, Pollock 13, Symcox 13, Adams 11, Klusener 9, Bacher 8, Kallis 6, Gibbs 4. Team Officials
Alan Jordaan Tour manager Ghulam Rajah Assistant manager Bob Woolmer Coach Craig Smith Physiotherapist Paddy Upton Exercise specialist Selectors Peter Pollock ( Convenor of selectors), Selection Tour Party Announced: Withdrawal: Roger Telemachus (Boland) was ruled out of the tour of Australia after a medical examination on his hamstring and left abdominal muscles. He was replaced by Border's Makhaya Ntini on 19 November. Not selected: Time between selection and departure from South Africa x days (selection to depart in Saf) Travel Left for Australia on 20 November Arrived 21 Nov Time spent in Australia x days (arrival - depart Host) On-tour selection panel Bob Woolmer (coach),Hansie Cronje (captain),Gary Kirsten (vice-captain) Reinforcements none Fixtures/Results
a † Lilac Hill A C B Chairman's XI Won 31 r b Perth Western Australia Drawn c † Canberra Prime Minister's XI (50 overs) Won 11 r d § Sydney Australia (1st ODI) Won 67 r e § Adelaide New Zealand (2nd ODI) Lost 47 r f § Melbourne Australia (3rd ODI) Won 45 r g § Hobart New Zealand (4th ODI) Won 1 r h Devonport Tasmania Drawn i Brisbane Australia A Drawn j MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA First Test DRAWN k SYDNEY AUSTRALIA Second Test LOST inns 21r l § Brisbane New Zealand (5th ODI) Won 2 r m § Brisbane Australia (6th ODI) Won 5 w n † Bowral Bradman XI Won 155 r o § Perth New Zealand (7th ODI) Won 67 r p § Perth Australia (8th ODI) Won 8 w q § Melbourne Australia (1st ODI final) Won 6 r r § Sydney Australia (2nd ODI final) Lost 7 w s § Sydney Australia (3rd ODI final) Lost 14 r t SYDNEY AUSTRALIA Third Test DRAWN † not first-class § one-day international Time spent in Australia before First Test: 35 days (21 November - 26 December) Test appearances on tour 3 - Bacher, Cronje, Kallis, Kirsten, McMillan, Pollock, Richardson, Symcox 2 - Donald, Gibbs, Klusener, 1 - Adams, Cullinan, Rhodes. 0 - Boucher, Ntini. Match appearances
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t P R Adams x x x T x o A M Bacher x x x x x T T x o T M V Boucher x x x x o D J Cullinan x x x o o x x T x o o o o W J Cronje x x o o o o x x T T o o x o o o o o T A A Donald x o o o o x T T o o o o o H H Gibbs x x o o x T o o x o T J H Kallis x x x o o o o x x T T o o o o o o o T G Kirsten x x o o o o x x T T o o o o o o o T L Klusener x x o o o o x x T o o x o o o o o T B M McMillan x x x o o o o x x T T o o x o o o o T M Ntini x x x x o S M Pollock x x o o o o x T T o o x o o o o o T J N Rhodes x o o o o o o x o o o o o T D Richardson x o o o o x T T o o o o o o T P L Symcox x x o o o o x T T o o o o o o o T Highlights • • Tour Summary
P W L D Aban Test Matches 3 0 1 2 - Other first-class matches 3 0 0 3 - † Minor matches 3 3 0 0 - § One-day internationals 11 8 3 0 - All Matches 20 11 4 5 - Return to South Africa Time away from South Africa x days (20 November to arrive home in S AfI) Finances