The host South Africa will look to level the series when they face Australia in the 4th ODI match to be played at Centurion on 15th September 2023. They have been dealt a major blow as Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of this encounter due to an injury while Anrich Nortje will not feature in the remaining two matches.
South Africa made a strong comeback into the series with a dominating 111-run victory over Australia in the 3rd ODI match played at Potchefstroom. It was a superb batting effort as de Kock and Temba Bavuma scored half-centuries laying a strong platform. Aiden Markram scored a brilliant century that helped South Africa to post 338 for 6 in 50 overs.
In the bowling department, Coetzee was the pick of bowlers with 4 wickets while Maharaj and Shamsi grabbed two wickets each. Australia struggled in the 3rd ODI with their bowling as they conceded 338 with Travis Head the pick of bowlers with 2 for 39. In reply, Travis Head and David Warner got off a flier but lost wickets at regular intervals to bowled out for 227.
Details– South Africa vs Australia, 4th ODI
Venue– SuperSport Park, Centurion
Date and Time– 15th September, 4.30 PM
The pitch at Centurion is a superb pitch to bat on. It is a high-scoring venue and the batters can make use of the conditions with shorter boundaries. A total of 64 ODI matches have been played at this venue with the team batting first winning 25 occasions while the team batting second has registered victories 35 times.
It promises to be a high-scoring affair with both teams having top-quality batters that can use the batting conditions. The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and then put pressure on the opponent by posting a big total.
South Africa (SA) vs Australia (Aus)- Predicted Playing XI
Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (C), Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala/Kagiso Rabada, Gerlad Coetzee, Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj.
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Sean Abbott, Tanveer Sangha/Adam Zampa, Nathan Ellis, Josh Hazlewood.
Fantasy Team Selection- SA vs Aus
Team 1– Quinton de Kock, Travis Head, Rassie Van der Dussen, Mitchell Marsh, Heinrich Klassen, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Kagiso Rabada, Adam Zampa, Shamsi, Nathan Ellis.
Team 2– Reeza Hendricks, David Warner, Aiden Markram, Marnus Labuschagne, David Miller, Tim David, Marco Jansen, Sean Abbott, Gerlad Coetzee, Nathan Ellis, Shamsi.