Although South Africa lost the series against England, they displayed some excellent cricket under the leadership of Quinton De Kock. However, they will face the challenge of Australia this time around.
Australia is coming to the series on the back off two home series wins against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. They will look to make their results better in this format of the game.
Match & Broadcasting Details
Match: South Africa vs Australia, 1st T20
Date and Time: Feb 16, 06:00 PM Local
Stadium: Wanderers Stadium – Johannesburg, South Africa
TV – Fox Sports, SuperSport, SABC, Sony Six, Willow TV, Sky Sports Cricket
Online Streaming: SonyLIV, SuperSport
South Africa vs Australia Head to Head
Surprisingly Australia is dominating its rivalry by a big margin. Australia has won 11 games, on the other hand, South Africa have won only seven games.
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South Africa Probable XI
Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
South Africa Key players
Heinrich Klaasen: Played fantastic innings in the final match of the series against England. However, they lost the series on the back of the fantastic batting display from Eoin Morgan.
Kagiso Rabada: The leader of the South African bowling attack Kagiso Rabada is back to the lineup. His inclusion will boost their bowling.
Australia Probable XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson
Australia Key Players
David Warner: In the absence of Glenn Maxwell, David Warner is most the destructive batsman in the Australian batting unit.
Pat Cummins: On of the premium bowlers of the modern age. His soulful presence in the middle will be really crucial for his team.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Wanders Stadium of Johannesburg has produced some high scoring matches in the past. Batsmen of the both teams will enjoy their time out there.
The weather forecast is giving some alarming signs before the match.
Both teams may choose to field fast by considering the weather. As chase has been an easy task in the curtail over games.
Online cricket betting tips South Africa vs. Australia:
- Faf Du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada are making came back to the team for the series against Australia.
- Death over bowling is a big concern for the South Africa. As they failed to defend 200+ scores in the last time.
- Australia operated well as a team in the T20 format in recent times.
Australia is looking favorite to win the series beginner.