The two giants, South Africa (SA) and Australia (AUS) are all set to take on each other in the second semi-final of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Notably, both the teams ended up at the second and third spot, respectively in the points table at the end of the group stage of the tournament.
Both teams won seven matches each in the league stage of the tournament with two defeats each. However, the Proteas had a very good net run rate in comparison to the Aussies before entering the semi-finals.
Now, South Africa will be eyeing to end their jinx of getting eliminated from the knockout stage of the major international tournaments, before making it to the semi-finals of the tournament. On the other hand, Australia will be looking ahead to march towards their sixth ODI World Cup title by making it to the final of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023.
SA vs AUS, Match Details:
South Africa vs Australia, Semi-final 2, ODI World Cup 2023
Venue Details – Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata
Time and Date: November 16, 2023, Wednesday from 2.00 PM (Indian Standard Time)
Broadcast Details: TV – Star Sports Network, Digital – Disney+ Hotstar
SA vs AUS, Semi-final 2, Pitch Report and Playing Conditions
The wicket of the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata is very much supportive for the batters in the first 15 overs of the match. Anyway, as soon as the game progresses, it has also a brilliant assistance for the spinners to leave an impact. Meanwhile, the grass might play a crucial role when it comes to bowling with the new ball in the powerplay overs.
SA vs AUS, Semi-final 2, Predicted Playing XI of both the teams:
South Africa: Quinton De Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Henrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Kagiso Rabada.
Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jos Inglis, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa.
SA vs AUS, Head-to-Head records in ODI World Cup history:
Total Matches Played – 7
Matches South Africa won – 3
Matches Australia won – 3
Matches ended tied – 1
Matches with No Result – 0
SA vs AUS, Dream-11 fantasy playing XIs:
David Warner (C), Quinton de Kock (VC), Heinrich Klaasen, Travis Head, Rassie van der Dussen, Glenn Maxwell, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, and Kagiso Rabada.
Quinton de Kock (C), Glenn Maxwell (VC), Heinrich Klaasen, David Warner, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins.