Australia vs South Africa – October 12 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Given the current form and performances, South Africa might have a slight edge over Australia.

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Match Details 

Teams: Australia vs South Africa

Ground: The match will be held at the Ekana Sports City in Lucknow.

Series: This match is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

Hours of Play: The match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM (local time).

Match Days: The match will be played on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Australia vs South Africa Betting Odds

Australia ODISouth Africa ODI
1.622.16

Probable Playing XIs

Australia

Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa. 

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South Africa

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi/Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

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Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Mitchell Marsh from Australia has been consistently good with the bat and could potentially be the best batter in the upcoming match between Australia and South Africa on October 12. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and the actual performance can vary on the day of the match. It would also be worth keeping an eye on Aiden Markram from South Africa who has recently scored a century. Please note that these are just probabilities, and the actual outcome can depend on various factors like pitch conditions, form of the players, and strategies used by the teams.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Tabraiz Shamsi from South Africa could potentially be the best bowler in the upcoming match between Australia and South Africa on October 12. He is currently the ICC’s No.1 ranked bowler in T20Is. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and the actual performance can vary on the day of the match. It would also be worth keeping an eye on Coetzee from South Africa who recently took 4 wickets for 50 runs in a match against Australia.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

MatchLocationDateSeriesResult
5th ODIJohannesburgSeptember 17, 2023Australia tour of South AfricaSouth Africa won by 122 runs
2nd ODIBloemfonteinSeptember 9, 2023Australia tour of South AfricaAustralia won by 123 runs
3rd ODIPotchefstroomSeptember 12, 2023Australia tour of South AfricaSouth Africa won
3rd T20IDurbanSeptember 3, 2023Australia tour of South AfricaAustralia won by 5 wickets
2nd T20IDurbanSeptember 1, 2023Australia tour of South AfricaAustralia won by 8 wickets

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Australia

DateMatchResult
September 27, 20233rd ODI, Australia vs IndiaAustralia won by 66 runs
September 24, 20232nd ODI, Australia vs IndiaIndia won by 99 runs (DLS method)
September 22, 20231st ODI, Australia vs IndiaIndia won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
September 17, 20235th ODI, Australia vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 122 runs
September 15, 20234th ODI, Australia vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 164 runs

Last 5 Games of South Arfica

DateMatchResult
September 17, 20235th ODI, South Africa vs AustraliaSouth Africa won by 122 runs
September 15, 20234th ODI, South Africa vs AustraliaSouth Africa won by 164 runs
September 12, 20233rd ODI, South Africa vs AustraliaSouth Africa won by 111 runs
September 09, 20232nd ODI, South Africa vs AustraliaAustralia won by 123 runs
September 07, 20231st ODI, South Africa vs AustraliaAustralia won by 3 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)

Information About Injuries in Teams 

There is no informatiob about Injuries in teams before the match on October 12.

Australia vs South Africa: Match Prediction

Analyzing the current condition of the teams, recent performance, and betting odds, it’s evident that this encounter between Australia and South Africa is likely to be a nail-biter. South Africa, with their recent victories and the exceptional form of their players, particularly Tabraiz Shamsi, who is currently the ICCโ€™s top-ranked bowler, seem to have a slight upper hand. The betting odds also lean towards South Africa with a better payout.

However, Australia, known for their resilience, have shown the ability to bounce back under challenging circumstances. Their recent victory against India underscores this fact. Mitchell Marsh’s consistent batting performance and the bowlers’ knack for claiming critical wickets cannot be overlooked.

In conclusion, cricket is a game filled with uncertainties, and while statistics and recent form favor South Africa, the real outcome can be influenced by many factors on the actual match day.

Hence, from a cricket prediction standpoint and considering all aspects, South Africa might be the favored team, but the game of cricket has a habit of surprising us.

Report About Ekana Cricket Stadium

The Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, commonly known as the Ekana Cricket Stadium, is an international cricket stadium located in Lucknow, India. Hereโ€™s a brief history and background of the stadium:

Construction: The project for constructing this world-class stadium in Lucknow was commissioned in 2014. The stadium was built under a public-private partnership between Ekana Sportz City and the Lucknow Development Authority.

Opening: The stadium was opened in 2017. It first hosted the final of the 2017โ€“18 Duleep Trophy before making its international debut.

Naming: The stadium was initially named the Ekana International Cricket Stadium. In 2018, it was renamed by the Uttar Pradesh government in honor of former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Capacity and Features: The Ekana Cricket Stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000, making it the fifth largest international cricket stadium in India. It boasts the longest straight boundaries compared to all other stadiums in India.

Home Ground: The stadium serves as the home ground for the Uttar Pradesh cricket team, UP womenโ€™s cricket team, and IPL franchise the Lucknow Super Giants. In 2019, the Afghanistan cricket team also used it as their home ground.

The Ekana Cricket Stadium stands as a symbol of unity and oneness in India.

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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sportโ€™s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda