AUS vs RSA Match Preview

Aussies will be keen to put the loss against India behind them. Although they did not get off to a flyer, they still are one of the favorites for the World Cup 2023. They have some high-quality players playing for them. Despite the loss to the Indians, 4 out of the Aussie batters managed to score more than 25 runs including Marnus Labuschagne. it doesn’t matter what kind of form the Aussies are taking into the World Cup or any tournament for that matter. They are always a threat to reckon with, especially in the ODI format.

Australia had to endure a loss against India and South Africa in the series played earlier in the World Cup. Travis Head is unlikely to be available for the tournament till it has reached the halfway mark. But these problems will not deter the Aussies from giving it everything. It will be foolhardy to rule out the 5-times champions based on these results. One of the important figures to keep in mind is that the Aussies have not won a World Cup in the Indian subcontinent since their 1987 World Cup win.

South Africans on the other hand have got off to a great start to the competition by winning a run fest against the Sri Lankans. South Africans broke several records as they amassed a score of 428 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in this game played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. South Africans lost the wicket of their skipper Temba Bavuma early before Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen hammered hundreds with Aiden Markram following suit with another big one to take the South African total beyond any realistic successful run chase.

The 428 runs score put together by South Africa against Sri Lanka is the highest score set in World Cup history. They managed to improve upon the 417 runs total set by Australia against Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup. South African batting line-up has many top-quality cricketers in it who can crack a win on a given day. The side might miss the services of their top all-rounders Sisanda Magala and Anrich Nortje moving forward. They did beat Australia 3-2 in an ODI series played recently and came back from a 0-2 deficit in the process. They proved that they had the firepower and resilience to put up a fight when things were not going their way.

Weather Report

You can expect mostly clear conditions during the game between South Africa and Australia during the afternoons. We are expecting some hazy and smoky conditions and the temperatures during the day will remain close to 35 degrees. The temperature will drop down to 23 degrees at night. No specific advantage for batters or bowlers from the weather.

Pitch Report

We have had 4 one day international matches played at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The team batting first succeeded in recording two wins while batting first while the team batting second won two. The average score on the ground while batting first at this venue is 210 runs. The pitch is likely to have something in it for everyone including batters, spinners, and pacers. Batting first or second might not be specifically advantageous to any of the teams.

Notable stats

Spinners and pacers have a nigh identical record at the venue.

Spinners and fast bowlers have picked up 26 wickets each at the venue with an average of 36 and 33 respectively. Spinners have a slightly better economy rate though of 4.5 compared to 5.0 for the seamers.

Quinton de Kock has scored the highest total in the South Africa and Australia games.

Quinton de Kock put together a score of 178 runs in one of the games against Australia. He will be aiming for a repeat.

Team News

Both teams seem to be injury-free at the moment and the entire sides named for the World Cup will be available for selection for this match.

AUS vs RSA Probable 11

AUS Playing 11

  • Mitchell Marsh
  • David Warner
  • Steven Smith
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Alex Carey (Wk)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Adam Zampa

RSA Playing 11

  • Temba Bavuma (C)
  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Aiden Markram
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Marco Jansen
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Lungi Ngidi
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

The South Africans have made a flying start to their campaign for the World Cup with a convincing win over Sri Lankans. The Aussies on the other hand ended up losing to Indians in their first game. Although these results automatically point to South Africans as the favorites to winning this game, we reckon Australians will bounce back in the competition. We will bet with Australia to win this contest and open their account in the World Cup.

Top Picks

Marnus Labuschagne: The Australian middle-order batter has scored 476 runs in his last 10 games for Australia with an average of 52.89 and an excellent strike rate of 92.06.

Josh Hazlewood: Hazlewood bowled well in the game against India and was the only bowler who could make an impression on Indian batters. He has picked up 11 wickets from 6 matches with a strike rate of 3.54.

Aiden Markram: Markram hit a superb hundred in his last appearance for South Africa in their first game against Sri Lanka. He has scored 582 runs in his last 9 appearances for the Proteas with an amazing average of 83.14 and a strike rate of 132.57.

Marco Jansen: Marco Jansen has picked up 15 wickets for South Africa in his last ten games for them.

AUS vs RSA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock (VC), H Klaasen

Batters: D Warner, S Smith, M Marsh, R van der Dussen

All-rounders: G Maxwell, A Markram (C), M Jansen

Bowlers: J Hazlewood, M Starc

AUS vs RSA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction