Australia vs South Africa, Match 45, Saturday 6 July

Australia vs South Africa is one of the best rivalries in ODI cricket. Both nations have been involved in the first ever 400+ runs match in ODI history. They’’re both two of the top cricketing teams right now.Australian team is a record 5 times WC winner . SA might have never won any major ICC event but they’ve consistently been in the top 5 ODI teams for the last 6 years. SA might be renowned as the chokers especially given their last run in the ODI WC 2015 but something about this current team is extremely promising and we’ll have to wait and see how the event unfolds.

ODI Track Record:

Throughout their illustrious history, both teams have met many times on the field and their record suggests that none has the edge over the other since they’re winning ratios are neck to neck.

  • Matches Play 96
  • Aus won: 47
  • Sa won: 45
  • No result / Tied: 0/3

World Cup Encounter:

Australia will take on South Africa in the initial stages of WC on the date and venue explained below:

  • Date: 6th July 2019
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Time: 7:30 PM Pakistan Time (D/N)

The ground is one of the oldest in England and promotes seamers at start . As such, it will be ideal for batting too later on. Both teams have the firepower at the top order which can produce runs. Quintin Dekock and Hashim Amla are scoring runs for SA but Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja have been equally impressive against India .

Bowling will play a major role here. Australia have a diverse bowling option with some quality pace bowlers as well as some decent spin and all-round bowlers. On the other hand, the South African pace attack might be one of the most kethal ones right now headed by none other than the experienced and world class Dale Steyn followed by the pacey youngster Kagiso Rabada

Final Remarks:

Analyzing the recent stats, it’s pretty obvious that this match might be of the best ones of the tournament given the capability of the teams. Both have got a strong batting side which will be backed up by their bowlers. Given the record of SA team in World Cups this might seem like easy pickings for the Australian team but SA are hoping to break this notion and looking to grasp the World Cup. None the less this is going to be a thriller with the odds slightly tilted towards the Aussies for the fact that they can withstand the mental pressure of the big stage.

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