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South Africa vs Australia, free match prediction 04 Mar 2020

04 Mar 2020 | 16:30 | Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, South Africa
274/4 in 48.3 5.65 winner
271/10 in 50.0 5.42

South Africa Vs Australia betting odds

RSA

2.90

AUS

1.36

Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first

winner South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets

Can Australia level the series?

  • South Africa has never lost the series in their last 6 ODI bi-lateral series with 11- draw against England at home recently
  • Australia lost the series against India 1-2 in their last series after a good showing at ICC 2019 WC
  • South Africa has won both the away and home ODI series against Australia recently

Australia will win the match and level the series 1-1!

  • Tournament: Australia tour of South Africa, 2020
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

South Africa team is undergoing a transformation phase with Quinton de Kock taking the leadership role. They have a lot of new faces in the team alongside senior pros such as Faf Du Plessis and David Miller to guide them. South Africa will hope they continue the momentum from their first match and seal the series here. Australia is one of the very settled ODI teams with a host of experienced players.

Australia team has played an impressive brand of cricket after the ICC World Cup 2019 in the limited-overs especially. Australia will look at this series as a great opportunity to win an ODI series in South African soil.

Teams Preview

South Africa Preview

South Africa will be delighted with their win after their middle order contributed handsomely to take the total to 296 runs. Heinrich Klassen came in at 48/3 and scored an unbeaten century to take his team to a good total. Kyle Vereynne (48 runs) and David Miller (64 runs) played good hands to form valuable partnerships with Klassen in the middle. Lungi Ngidi came good in the absence of Kagiso Rabada and took 3 wickets to disrupt the chase. Spinners Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj bowled well in tandem and had combined match figures of 20-0-93-3 in the match. Anrich Nortje and Andile Phehlukwayo too bowled well picking 3 wickets among themselves to ensure a solid performance from their bowling unit.

Key Players:

David Miller – David Miller has been out of form for a quite long time now. His 150+ run partnership with Klassen set the tone of the match for South Africa. He scored 64 runs off 70 balls with 4 boundaries and a six.

Lungi Ngidi – Ngidi came back strongly after a mixed showing in the T20Is picking 3 wickets for just 30 runs. He dismissed both the Australian openers inside 10 overs and came back to dismiss Mitchell Marsh when a partnership looked to bloom.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

David Miller, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, Anrich Nortje, Janneman Malan

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia tour of South Africa, 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
H Klaasen 123 114 7 3 107.89
D Miller 64 70 4 1 91.43
K Verreynne 48 64 2 0 75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ngidi 8.0 0 30 3 3.75
A Nortje 7.1 0 39 2 5.44
T Shamsi 10.0 0 45 2 4.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Ngidi 8.0 0 30 3 3.75
A Nortje 7.1 0 39 2 5.44
T Shamsi 10.0 0 45 2 4.5

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, David Miller, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo

Australia Preview

Australia failed to chase down a total of 292 runs in the first match and ended up losing by 76 runs. David Warner and Aaron Finch were dismissed for low scores before Steve Smith and Marnus Labuchagne steadied the ship with their 84-run partnership. Their middle order fell like nine pins from 174/3 to 217-all out. Mitchell Starctook wickets off the first and last over of the innings but did not have a good time in between. Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets for just 45 runs. Mitchell marsh And D Arcy short had combined figures of 10-0-70-0 trying to fill the fifth bowler`s slot.

Key Players:

Steve Smith – Steve Smith continues his run of good form with 76 runs off 94 balls. Australian innings fell apart once he was dismissed and never really put a fight in the chase. We can expect another big knock from ever-consistent Steve Smith in this match too.

Pat Cummins – Pat Cummins is the bowling spearhead for the Aussies in the recent times and is their best-ranked bowler in ICC rankings. He dismissed Temba Bavuma, Kyle Vereyenne, and David Miller to provide crucial breakthroughs for the team.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Alex Carey (wk), Marnus Labuschagne, D Arcy Short/Ashton Agar

Australia Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia tour of South Africa, 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Smith 76 94 3 0 80.85
M Labuschagne 41 51 2 0 80.39
D Warner 25 27 3 0 92.59
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 10.0 0 45 3 4.5
M Starc 10.0 0 59 2 5.9
J Hazlewood 10.0 0 63 1 6.3
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 10.0 0 45 3 4.5
M Starc 10.0 0 59 2 5.9
J Hazlewood 10.0 0 63 1 6.3

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Steven Smith, D'Arcy Short, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Marsh

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 14 0 mm. 0.24 k/h From: NNW 0%
03h 15 0 mm. 4.75 k/h From: ENE 0%
06h 18 0 mm. 4.25 k/h From: NE 0%
09h 26 0 mm. 2.48 k/h From: N 0%
12h 30 0 mm. 1.51 k/h From: NW 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 2.12 k/h From: W 0%
18h 24 0 mm. 2.4 k/h From: SW 0%
21h 22 0 mm. 1.72 k/h From: SW 0%

Weather Conditions

The weather looks bright and sunny with no chances of rain on the match day. We can expect a uninterrupted contest between the two sides.

Venue Details

Manguang Oval is a placid batting track where we can expect scores in excess of 300 runs easily. England made 399 runs here in a ODI match a couple of years back. Bowlers may have hard time on this pitch controlling the run rate.

Toss: To Bowl

The pitch is expected to remain same for both the innings and no score in safe in batting pitches these days.

Winning Prediction

South Africa has momentum and home conditions on their side but lacks in experience when compared to the Australia team. Moreover, Australia defeated South Africa by massive margins not once twice in the T20Is recently.

South Africa has got some impressive young players looking to make a mark on the international stage but it would hard for them to match the likes Finch, Warner, Smith, Starc, and Cummins in Australia team easily.

Australia will win the match and level the series 1-1!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar