Australia and South Africa to lock horns in the 10th match of the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India. Australia and South Africa are currently ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the International Cricket Council’s ODI team rankings.
The Australian team will enter this match after losing to India recently. South Africa recently defeated Sri Lanka. Let’s find out what the betting markets and cricket odds have in store for the upcoming World Cup match in Lucknow.
AUS vs SA Match Preview
In the recent match against India, Australia found themselves restricted to a modest 199 runs, unable to make a substantial impact. Former captains David Warner and Steven Smith showcased promise, reaching the 40s, but failed to convert these starts into significant scores. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey faced early dismissals, leaving the Australian innings lacking firepower. The team’s spinners, notably Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa, failed to make an impact, both in terms of wickets taken and economy rates.
Mitchell Marsh’s performance has come under scrutiny, especially after his lackluster show against India. In addition to his batting struggles, he failed to contribute with the ball and proved to be a liability in the field. As Australia contemplates team composition, Marsh’s form and fitness remain pivotal factors. The team might consider all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, provided he is match-fit, as a potential alternative.
Australia’s Achilles’ heel against India was their struggle against spin. With key players falling to spinners, the team faces a challenge in countering this threat. Addressing this weakness is crucial, with a particular focus on players like Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa, who need to step up their game and play a more impactful role with the ball.
South Africa showcased their batting prowess against Sri Lanka, amassing an impressive 428 runs, fueled by outstanding centuries from Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, and Quinton de Kock. Markram’s blazing century, achieved in just 49 balls, set a new World Cup record, underlining his formidable form.
Aiden Markram’s exceptional form, highlighted by his record-breaking century, makes him a key player for South Africa. His aggressive batting style and ability to dismantle bowling attacks swiftly position him as a potential game-changer. Australia’s bowlers need to devise a strategy to contain Markram and curb his explosive batting.
South Africa faces a challenge in the spin department, especially after the absence of key fast bowlers due to injuries. The team might opt for additional spin options, considering Australia’s vulnerability against spin. Captain Temba Bavuma’s suggestion of reintroducing wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi showcases the team’s intent to exploit this weakness. Moreover, Markram’s proficiency in part-time spin adds depth to South Africa’s bowling arsenal.
World Cup 2023 Australia vs South Africa Match Details
- Tournament: Cricket World Cup 2023
- Date: Oct 12, 2023
- Format: ODI
- Venue: Ekana Sports City, Lucknow, Lucknow, India
- Time: 2:00 PM Local Time, 08:30 GMT, 1:30 PM PST
- LIVE STREAMING: LINK
ICC Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia vs South Africa Live Telecast
The AUS vs SA World Cup 2023 match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network and Sony Sports.
Cricket World Cup 2023: Australia vs South Africa Live Streaming
The 10th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 between Australia and South Africa will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar, Tamasha, Tapmad, and ARY Zap.
How to Watch AUS vs SA World Cup Match in South Africa?
SuperSport to broadcast the World Cup match in South Africa and its 52 sub-Saharan territories.
Where to Watch SA vs AUS Match in Australia?
Fox Sports and Foxtel will provide the live coverage of the match alongside Channel Nine and 9Now.
South Africa have three wins to Australia’s two in their last five ODI meetings. All of these results came during last month’s series in South Africa that preceded the World Cup. Overall, the Proteas have beaten the Aussies 54 times in ODI cricket – and Australia have won on 50 occasions. In Cricket World Cups, the scoreline is currently three-two to the Australians.
Australia Playing XI:
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
South Africa Playing XI:
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ng