RSA vs AUS Match Preview

Quinton de Kock, who will retire after the World Cup, has been displaying an aggressive form with 4 centuries in 9 innings, placing him among the top 3 run-getters. Temba Bavuma, on the other hand, has been struggling and needs to score some runs in the upcoming match.

South Africa boasts a formidable middle order with Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, and Heinrich Klaasen all performing well. Additionally, all-rounders Marco Jansen and Andile Phehlukwayo can contribute crucial runs towards the end.

The team also has a strong bowling attack with Gerald Coetzee, who has taken 18 wickets in just 7 matches, supported by Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi with the new ball. Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi are also quality seamers in the squad. 

Australia has displayed exceptional performance in the tournament, particularly in their batting. David Warner has been their top scorer with 499 runs, and he and Travis Head can provide a quick start to the team. Mitchell Marsh's unbeaten 177 runs in the last match indicates his good form.

Glenn Maxwell has been in excellent form, scoring two centuries in his last three innings, and will be crucial in the death overs. Adam Zampa has been the most successful bowler of the tournament, taking 22 wickets.

Despite not being in their best form, Australia's pace unit, including Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, are among the best seamers in the world and can be destructive with the new ball. 


Weather Report

There is a forecast of rain in Kolkata throughout the day and we may have some interruptions. 

Pitch Report

While the Eden Gardens traditionally offers a slow pitch, the last two matches played here have seen an average first-inning score of around 330 and that is what the team batting first will like to get to put the opposition under pressure. The seamers will get some movement with the new ball but nothing alarming as such.

Notable stats

SA: Edge to Their Bowling

South Africa’s bowling has been one of the most potent in this tournament. They have managed to bowl out the opposition on 7 occasions in the 9 matches, which is the joint-highest by any team.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


RSA vs AUS Probable 11

RSA Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Temba Bavuma (C)
  • Aiden Markram
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • David Miller
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Marco Jansen
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Gerald Coetzee

AUS Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Travis Head
  • Steve Smith
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Adam Zampa
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Mitchell Starc
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

We are backing South Africa to win this match. They have been one of the most consistent teams in this tournament with the bat as well as with the ball. South Africa has an excellent record against Australia in recent head-to-head encounters and that should give the team plenty of confidence heading into this contest. 


Top Picks

Quinton de Kock: De Kock has scored 4 centuries in this tournament. He has an average of 65.66 and a strike rate of 109.24.

Heinrich Klaasen: Heinrich Klaasen has an excellent record against Australia. He has scored 531 runs against them at an average of 59.00, including 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries.

David Warner: South Africa is among David Warner’s favorite opponents. He has scored 1226 against them at an average of 42.28. His knocks include 5 centuries and 5 half-centuries. 


RSA vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Q de Kock (C), H Klaasen

Batters: D Warner (VC), R van der-Dussen, M Marsh

All-rounders: G Maxwell, M Jansen, A Markram

Bowlers: A Zampa, K Maharaj, G Coetzee

RSA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction