The Proteas are bracing for a hostile reception in Australia when the two sides play a limited overs series Down Under in November. The South Africans left for Australia on Tuesday to start preparations for the three ODIs and a one-off T20 against the old foes, and captain Faf du Plessis said they must be prepared to handle whatever the Aussies throw at them. "The last two tours against them home and away were very entertaining and I expect them to come at us‚ especially in the media space. But we see it as part and parcel of playing against them in Australia‚" said Du Plessis on Tuesday. Tensions between the Proteas and Aussies were heightened in March when skipper Steve Smith and opener David Warner were given 12-month bans, while Cameron Bancroft received nine months for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the third Test at Newlands. "Australia is one our favourite teams to play against‚" Du Plessis said. "On and off the field I love what they bring and they bri...

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