Australia vs South Africa: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is off to a great start. The Australians will play the South Africans in the tenth game. The Australians will attempt to rebound from a crushing loss to India by winning this match. On the other end with a significant victory over Sri Lanka, the South Africans have had an outstanding start to the competition.
In recent years, the South Africans have struggled in one-day international cricket. They don’t have a strong spin assault, which will be difficult for the team in these circumstances. The Australians have a strong batting lineup and have performed well on the international stage in prior competitions. The two best teams will face off in this game, thus we anticipate a close encounter.
The 10th ODI match between Australia vs South Africa will take place on October 12, 2023, at Ekana Sports City, Lucknow, Lucknow, India.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia vs South Africa 10th ODI
Date: October 12th , 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 02:00 PM IST
Venue: Ekana Sports City, Lucknow, Lucknow, India.
In their opening match, Pat Cummins’ team was defeated by India by a margin of six wickets. The five-time world champs weren’t off to the start they had planned for. They lost the game due to shoddy fielding and poor hitting. After a disappointing series against the South Africans last month, Cummins wants his team to improve in this match and get their first points of the competition.
The batting lineup underperformed in the previous game, so the team is counting on David Warner and Mitchell Marsh to get off to a strong start. The best batsman on the team, Steven Smith, needs to score runs in the middle order with Glenn Maxwell and Marnus Labuschagne. The Australians have a strong batting lineup and can count on contributions from Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, and Cameron Green.
The Indians were placed under strain by the bowling attack, and the team will require solid stretches from Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood with the new ball because the South African top order is on fire. In the middle overs, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa must use their knowledge and bowl tight periods. The team will also be on the lookout for a strong performance from Green, Maxwell, and Labuschagne in a supporting role.
Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
Players to watch out for:
Warner had a good start against India, he scored 41 and was looking good but by a miss-hit, he lost his wicket to Kuldeep. He is expected not to continue his previous mistake in Australia vs South Africa as the team is already one match down.
With only 200 runs to defend against India, Hazlewood did what a bowler could do at his best. He took the wickets of opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer at duck. Later, he also took the wicket of mighty Virat at 85 but it was too late in the game.
Possible Playing XI:
Pat Cummins (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
The team of Temba Bavuma has had a strong start to the competition. In their debut match, they defeated the Sri Lankans by 102 runs. The South Africans easily won the match after scoring a record-breaking 428 runs in a run feast. Bavuma wants his bowlers to put on a better performance because the Australians will be challenging them in this match.
Quinton de Kock, who recently scored a stunning hundred in a game, will try to get Bavuma off to a strong start. As a result of their hundreds in the previous game, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram will be expected to perform well in the middle order. The lower middle order will be heavily dependent on the solid hitters Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, and Marco Jansen.
Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen will be needed to deliver tight stints at the top for the South African team because their bowlers were damaged in the previous game. The team’s finest bowler, Kagiso Rabada, must do well in this match. Given that the Australian batters will challenge them, Gerald Coetzee and Keshav Maharaj must bowl in the proper spots.
Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Players to watch out for:
The fastest tonne in the ODI World Cup was reached by Aiden Markram in the last match against Sri Lanka, who needed just 49 balls to reach 100. He surpassed Kevin O’Brien of Ireland’s 50-ball record, which had been established against England in 2011.
With a 6’3″ physique, a quick movement styled after one Dale Steyn, and the capacity to consistently hit 145 kph. He took 3 wickets in the last match.
Possible Playing XI:
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
Australia vs South Africa Head-to-Head
Match Played- 6 | Australia- 3 | South Africa- 2 | Tied- 0
Australia vs South Africa Toss Prediction
In this competition, teams have decided to bowl first. The ball doesn’t come into the bat properly in the early overs, making it difficult to set a good score on this track. The team in Australia vs South Africa that wins the toss will bowl first after considering the dew factor and both teams.
Australia vs South Africa Pitch Report
Over Lucknow, the skies would be clear, and we’d play a good Australia vs South Africa game. To play defensively against the new ball, batsmen would need to adapt to the wicket’s pace. The side batting first would feel confident with a total of 300 on the board because it is not a pitch that allows for high scoring.
Australia vs South Africa Match Report
Although the South Africans have had a strong start to the tournament, they will encounter a dangerous foe in this match. In order to win this match, they must improve on their bowlers’ performance against Sri Lanka. The Australians have a formidable pace attack and a deep batting lineup. The Australians have a little advantage, but we expect this game to be close.
Australia is predicted to win the match Australia vs South Africa at the odds of 1.67
Australia vs South Africa Most Recommended Player to Bet
With only 200 runs to defend against India, Hazlewood did what a bowler could do at his best. He took the wickets of opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer at duck. Later, he also took the wicket of mighty Virat at 85 but it was too late in the game. With the support of the Australian batting order, he is predicted to be the game-changer in Australia vs South Africa.