Australia will face South Africa in an exciting contest to be played at Lucknow on 11 October 2023. The 5-time World Champion Australia are coming off with a loss against India as their batters apart from Steve Smith and David Warner struggled on a tough pitch to bat on in Chennai.
South Africa would look to continue their winning form as they smashed 428 for 5 against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. There were 3 centurions as de Kock, Markram, and Van der Dussen put on an excellent display of batting. The Proteas will be high on confidence as they defeated Australia in the recently concluded ODI series in South Africa.
The biggest positive for Australia is that Marcus Stoinis will return to the squad after missing the first match against India due to an injury.
Details– Australia vs South Africa, Match 10, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Date and Time– 11th October, 2.00 PM IST
South Africa and Australia played a total of 108 One-day international matches. South Africa won a total of 54 encounters while Australia registered 50 victories, 1 match ending in no result and 3 resulting in a tie.
Both teams met each other 6 times in World Cup history with Australia winning thrice while South Africa winning twice while 1 match ending in a tie. During the 2019 edition played in England and Wales, South Africa produced a remarkable 10-run victory.
The pitch at Ekana Stadium has been re-laid for this World Cup. It helps the spinners which makes stroke making tough for the batters. A total of 4 One-day international matches have been played at this venue with the team batting first has winning twice while the team chasing won twice.
It will be interesting to see if the batters can hit big shots and put pressure on the opponent bowlers. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and with dew would likely chase down the target.
Australia (Aus) vs South Africa (SA) – Predicted Playing XI
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markrarm, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.
Fantasy Selection – Aus vs SA
Team 1– David Warner (VC), Quinton de Kock (C), Steve Smith, Aiden Markram, Marnus Labuschagne, Klassen, Glenn Maxwell, Marco Jansen, Starc, Shamsi, Cummins.
Team 2– Mitchell Marsh, Temba Bavuma, Smith (VC), Rassie Van der Dussen, Stoinis, Miller (C), Alex Carey, Jansen, Hazlewood, Rabada, Zampa.