South Africa will face Australia in the 2nd semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 to be played in Kolkata on 16th November 2023. Proteas would be looking to end their drought as they showed their domination over their opponents in the league stage matches winning 7 of them.
On the other hand, Australia would be looking to prove their worth as they won 7 successive matches after losing the first two. Both teams would look for a great contest as South Africa would be looking to reach their first finals in a major tournament while Australia would look to continue their winning form.
South Africa produced a dominating performance over Australia in the league encounter winning by 134 runs. It comes down to handling pressure in crunch games.
Details– South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Semi-final, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue– Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date and Time– 16th November 2023, 2.00 PM IST
South Africa and Australia faced 109 times in a One-day format with Proteas winning 55 matches, Australia registering 50 wins while 1 ended with no result while 1 ended in a tie.
Both teams met each other 7 times in World Cup history with Australia winning 3 and South Africa 3 while 1 ending in a tie. South Africa crushed Australia by 134 runs in the 2023 World Cup match.
The pitch at Eden Gardens, Kolkata promises to be an exciting battle between bat and ball. It helps the spinners as the match progresses and becomes tough to bat on.
The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first putting on a score and putting pressure on the opponents with their spinners.
Australia (Aus) vs South Africa (SA)- Predicted Playing XI
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Inglis (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma/Reeza Hendricks, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Shamsi, Ngidi.
Fantasy Selection- Aus vs SA
Team 1– David Warner, Quinton de Kock (C), Mitchell Marsh, Markram, Glenn Maxwell (VC), Klassen, Inglis, Marco Jansen, Starc, Shamsi, Josh Hazlewood.
Team 2– Travis Head, Temba Bavuma (C), Steve Smith (VC), Rassie Van der Dussen, Marcus Stoinis, Miller, Cummins, Rabada, Starc, Maharaj, Zampa.