AUS vs SA: Australia and South Africa will lock horns in the opening game of Super 12 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium of Abu Dhabi.
South Africa are walking into this encounter over a thrilling high scoring run-chase against Pakistan in their previous warm-up game. Being asked to bat first, Pakistan smashed a huge total of 186/6 courtesy of Fakhar Zaman’s 28-ball 52 and cameos from others. Kagiso Rabada starred with the ball, picking up 3/28. While chasing, it was Rassie van der Dussen show all over as he went on to smash a swashbuckling 101* off 51 balls to help South Africa chase down the total off the last ball of the match.
Meanwhile, Australia played their last warm-up game against India at the ICC Academy Ground. Batting first, Australia only managed to get 152/5 on the board courtesy of Steve Smith‘s 57 and magnificent cameos from Maxwell and Stoinis. Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers with 2/8. In reply, Rohit’s brilliant 60(41) and Suryakumar’s dominating 27-ball 38* helped India beat the Aussies by 8 wickets.
With South Africa’s recent form, they’ll have the winning edge in the opening encounter of the Super 12.
Match: Australia vs South Africa
Date & Time: 23rd October 2021, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium
It’s a balanced pitch to compete on. It will provide a lot of assistance to both the batters and bowlers. The captain winning the toss will surely be looking to bat first as chasing is tricky on this surface.
The temperatures will be hovering between 31-34 degrees. It is expected to be sunny with mild humidity throughout the game. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
AUS vs SA Predicted Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Temba Bavuma(C), Quinton de Kock(wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
AUS vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock
Batters: Steve Smith, Rassie van der Dussen, Aaron Finch, Aiden Markram
Allrounders: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
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