On November 16, Australia and South Africa will be facing each other for the second semifinal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Both teams will fight hard to confirm the final ticket for November 19. Fans are excited to see this class between these two big horses. Keep reading to find out SA vs AUS Match Prediction Who Will Win Today’s ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 2.
Recent team Performance:
Australia locked horns with Bangladesh in their last group-stage match. Initially, Australia won the toss and decided to field first. While bowling first, the Australian bowlers controlled the opponent. The star Aussie bowler Adam Zampa showed the magic with the ball. He picked up 2 wickets in 32 runs. Sean Abbott took 2 wickets in 61 runs. Marcus Stoinis picked up 1 crucial wicket in 45 runs. The Aussie fielding unit was exceptional. They made three excellent runs out that helped the team to win.
In the second innings, Australia’s batting performance was excellent. Travis Head got out quickly. But the other opener, David Warner was excellent again. Warner played a responsible knock of 53 runs in 61 balls. But Mitchell Marsh was unstoppable in the match. He played an excellent unbeaten inning of 177 runs in 132 balls. Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 63 runs. Australia bagged the victory by 8 wickets.
On the other hand, South Africa faced Afghanistan in their last group-stage match. In the beginning, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. South Africa’s bowling department created the magic once again. Gerald Coetzee was in the fire. He picked up 4 crucial wickets in 44 runs. That was a sensational performance. Keshav Maharaj took 2 wickets in 25 runs. Lungi Ngidi picked up 2 wickets in 69 runs. Andile Phehlukwayo took 1 wicket in 36 runs. Afghanistan was all out on 244 runs.
While batting in the second innings, South Africa’s batting was excellent again. Star opener Quinton de Kock gave a solid start to their innings. He played a knock of 41 runs in 47 balls. Skipper Bavuma scored 23 runs and walked away. Rassie van der Dussen gave stability in the middle order. He played an unbeaten knock of 76 runs in 95 balls. Markram scored 25 runs. Phehlukwayo remained unbeaten on 39 runs in 37 balls.
The high time has been arrived. Cricket fever is rising across the globe day by day. The first semifinal between India and New Zealand was done successfully. Now, it is the time for the second semifinal. Australia and South Africa will be locking horns in the second semifinal. South Africa has never played any World Cup final. That is an unwanted record. On the other hand, Australia won the title five times. Both will try hard to be in the semifinal stage.
Australia is one of the big horses in the World Cup. After facing disappointments in the first few matches, they came back remarkably. After the comeback, they just conquered the tournament. The squad was hit with some injury news before. But now there is no news of injury. That is a big relief for them before the big clash.
On the other way, South Africa is in a strong position in the tournament. They started the tournament with a massive win. All over the tournament, they enjoyed their wins with a few disappointments. Recently, they did not have any injury news in the squad before the second semifinal. All the players are in great form. They are high on confidence before the big clash.
SA vs AUS Head-to-Head Records
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for SA vs AUS Today’s match prediction. This will help us to understand who will win Today’s match prediction. Know who has higher chance of winning between South Africa vs Australia?
SA vs AUS Head-to-Head Records in ODI
Total Matches Played: 109
South Africa Won: 55
Australia Won: 50
No Result: 1
SA vs AUS Head-to-Head Records in ODI World Cup
Total Matches Played: 6
South Africa Won: 3
Australia Won: 3
No Result: 0
|Matches won batting first||23|
|Matches won bowling first||15|
|Average 1st Inns scores||244|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||199|
|Highest total recorded||404/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL|
|The lowest total recorded||63/10 (39.3 Ov) by INDW vs ENGW|
|Highest score chased||317/3 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs SL|
|The lowest score defended||195/10 (50 Ov) by IND vs RSA|
Eden Gardens Pitch Report for SA vs AUS Semi-Final 2
The Eden Gardens pitch in Kolkata is well-balanced, with an average first innings score of 235 runs in the last 20 matches. The team batting first has a 50% success rate, indicating that the toss may not play a significant role. The decision to bat or bowl after winning the toss will likely depend on the current ground conditions.
Weather Forecast for SA vs AUS Semi-Final 2
The temperature is anticipated to hover around 24 °C, accompanied by 76% humidity. Winds at a speed of 5.17 m/s are forecasted. The match is expected to experience cloudy weather, potentially providing assistance to pacers with some movement.
South Africa vs Australia Predicted Playing XIs for Semi-Final 2
South Africa Predicted Playing XI:
Australia Predicted Playing XI:
Toss Prediction for Today’s Match SA vs AUS
The surface has slowed down at the Eden Gardens in this tournament in the second innings. So, batting first after winning the toss would be an ideal choice.
Here is Our ICC ODI World Cup 2023 SA vs AUS Semi-Final 2 Match Prediction
Here are the cases for who will win Today’s ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Semi-Final 2 South Africa vs Australia Today Match Prediction.
Case1: If South Africa bats first
First Innings score prediction: South Africa will score 280-290
Result prediction: South Africa will win the match by 20-30 runs.
Case2: If Australia bat first
First Innings score prediction: Australia will score 285-295
Result prediction: Australia will win the match by 25-35 runs.
SA vs AUS Today Match Prediction
Batting first would be a massive advantage in a big game like this. Runs on the board put huge pressure on the chasing team. With the surface expected to aid spin, the odds would be in favor of the team that bats first.
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