1 Feb 2009

South African cricketers return home to heroes welcome

12:11 pm on 1 February 2009

The South African triumphant cricket squad returned home to a terrific reception today, but coach Mickey Arthur says the pressure will be on his players when Australia visit for a return series this month.

Arthur says Australia will be in South Africa in three weeks and he's under no illusions they are really hurting and are going to be far angrier.

He says for the first time South Africa who won the world number one ranking after their series win will go into a series against Australia as favourites adding it will be interesting to see how the homeside handles that pressure.

The first test in Johannesburg starts on Feb. 26.