In the second semifinal of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, South Africa (SA) will lock horns with Australia (AUS) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In a high-voltage clash, South Africa will be looking to avenge their 1999 tie game against the Aussies to participate in the finals of the prestigious tournament for the first time. It's worth noting that South Africa is coming here with seven wins in nine games.
On the other hand, Australia, after losing their first two games, didn't make any mistakes in their campaign. They won seven games in a row to qualify for the semifinals. However, their record against South Africa in recent ODIs is not encouraging, and it might haunt them in a must-win game. Despite that, Australians will be a big threat to South Africa.
SA vs AUS: Match Details
Match: South Africa vs. Australia, 2nd Semi-final, ODI World Cup 2023
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Date & Time: 16th November, 2:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
SA vs AUS: Pitch Report
Eden Gardens has generated neutral pitches, maintaining the interest of both batters and bowlers. Teams batting first secured victory in three games, while the chasing team won only once. The pitch might favour spinners in the second inning, adding an element of consideration for captains at the toss. The tournament's average first-inning score at this venue stands at 274.
SA vs AUS: Weather Report
The crucial match in Kolkata could face dampening effects from the weather. According to The Weather Channel, there is a 50 per cent chance of showers on Thursday (Nov. 16), posing a potential impact on the Australia vs. South Africa semi-final match. Afternoon humidity is anticipated to rise to 77 per cent, with a maximum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.
SA vs AUS: Head-to-Head Records
In ODI World Cup tournaments, Australia and South Africa have contested seven matches. In these encounters, Australia emerged triumphant in three games, while South Africa secured victories in three instances.
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SA vs AUS: Probable Playing XI
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Tabraiz Shamsi
Australia: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Josh Inglis (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood
SA vs AUS Dream11 Fantasy Teams
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock
Batters: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, and Rassie Van der Dussen
Allrounders: Glenn Maxwell (C), Aiden Markram, and Marco Jansen (VC).
Bowlers: Josh Hazelwood, Adam Zampa, and G. Coetzee
Head to Head:
Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock (C)
Batters: David Warner (VC), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, and Rassie Van der Dussen
Allrounders: Glenn Maxwell, Aiden Markram, and Marco Jansen
Bolwers: Adam Zampa, Keshav Maharaj, and G. Coetzee