Match Prediction AUS vs SA 2nd Semi-Final – November 16 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Based on recent performance and current form, Australia is the slight favorite to win the match.

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Match Details 

Teams: Australia vs South Africa

Ground: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

SeriesICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match day: November 16, 2023

Australia vs South Africa Betting Odds

Australia ODISouth Africa ODI
2.031.70

Probable Playing XIs

Australia

Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne/Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

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Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batters for the upcoming match between Australia and South Africa on November 16 could be Aiden Markram from South Africa and Mitchell Marsh from Australia. Aiden Markram was sensational for his side in their previous match, scoring 106 runs in 54 deliveries. On the other hand, Australian skipper Mitchell Marsh has been in terrific form recently, with 190 runs in his last eight matches.

aiden Markram and Mitchell Marsh

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowlers for the upcoming match between Australia and South Africa on November 16 could be Josh Hazlewood from Australia and Lungi Ngidi from South Africa. Josh Hazlewood has the responsibility of leading the pace unit for Australia and he picked up three wickets in a previous match. On the other hand, Lungi Ngidi, the ace South African pacer, picked up four wickets in a recent match and has been one of the best players for South Africa with 11 wickets in seven matches.

Josh Hazlewood and Lungi Ngidi

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

DateWinnerResultVenueTournament
October 12, 2023South AfricaWon by 134 runsLucknowICC Cricket World Cup
September 17, 2023South AfricaWon by 122 runsJohannesburgAustralia tour of South Africa
September 15, 2023South AfricaWon by 164 runsCenturionAustralia tour of South Africa
September 12, 2023South AfricaWon by 111 runsPotchefstroomAustralia tour of South Africa
September 09, 2023AustraliaWon by 123 runsBloemfonteinAustralia tour of South Africa

Teams Recent Performance 

Australia’s Perfomance in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

DateTeamsResult
November 11, 2023Australia vs BangladeshAustralia won by 8 wickets
November 07, 2023Australia vs AfghanistanAustralia won by 3 wickets
November 04, 2023Australia vs EnglandAustralia won by 33 runs
October 28, 2023Australia vs New ZealandAustralia won by 5 runs
October 25, 2023Australia vs NetherlandsAustralia won by 309 runs
October 20, 2023Australia vs PakistanAustralia won by 62 runs
October 16, 2023Australia vs Sri LankaAustralia won by 5 wickets
October 12, 2023Australia vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 134 runs
October 08, 2023Australia vs IndiaIndia won by 6 wickets

South Africa’s Perfomance in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

DateTeamsResult
November 10, 2023South Africa vs AfghanistanSouth Africa won by 5 wickets
November 05, 2023South Africa vs IndiaIndia won by 243 runs
November 01, 2023South Africa vs New ZealandSouth Africa won by 190 runs
October 27, 2023South Africa vs PakistanSouth Africa won by 1 wicket
October 24, 2023South Africa vs BangladeshSouth Africa won by 149 runs
October 21, 2023South Africa vs EnglandSouth Africa won by 229 runs
October 17, 2023South Africa vs NetherlandsNetherlands won by 38 runs
October 12, 2023South Africa vs AustraliaSouth Africa won by 134 runs
October 07, 2023South Africa vs Sri LankaSouth Africa won by 102 runs

Information About Injuries in Teams 

There are a couple of injury concerns for both teams ahead of the match on November 16:

  • For South Africa, their captain Temba Bavuma is suffering from a sore leg. He picked up a hamstring strain during the match against Afghanistan. If he is unavailable for the match, Aiden Markram is expected to captain South Africa and Reeza Hendricks will likely replace him in the playing 11.
  • For Australia, there is no specific injury update available for the upcoming match.

Australia vs South Africa: Winning Prediction

Australia is currently ranked third in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 points table with 7 wins and 2 losses from their 9 matches of the round-robin stage. They have a strong batting lineup with David Warner and Mitchell Marsh in excellent form. Warner is the leading scorer for Australia in the tournament, with 499 runs at a strike rate of 105. Marsh has scored 352 runs at an average of 58.66.

Australia’s bowling department is also in good form, with Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins all taking wickets regularly. Starc is the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the tournament, with 18 wickets at an average of 19.00. Hazlewood has taken 16 wickets at an average of 24.75, and Cummins has taken 14 wickets at an average of 25.00.

South Africa is also ranked third in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 points table with 7 wins and 2 losses from their 9 matches of the round-robin stage. They have a powerful batting lineup with Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, and Rassie van der Dussen all capable of scoring big runs. De Kock is the leading scorer for South Africa in the tournament, with 421 runs at an average of 42.10. Du Plessis has scored 312 runs at an average of 31.20, and van der Dussen has scored 287 runs at an average of 28.70.

South Africa’s bowling department has also been impressive, with Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi all taking wickets regularly. Rabada is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the tournament, with 19 wickets at an average of 18.52. Nortje has taken 17 wickets at an average of 21.94, and Ngidi has taken 15 wickets at an average of 22.26.

Head-to-Head Record

Australia and South Africa have a long history of close matches, with Australia holding a slight edge in the head-to-head record. In ODIs, Australia has won 132 matches against South Africa’s 120.

Recent Form

Australia and South Africa have both been in good form in recent months. Australia has won their last 5 matches, while South Africa has won 3 of their last 5 matches.

Prediction

Based on recent performance and current form, Australia is the slight favorite to win the match. However, South Africa is a very capable team, and they will be looking to avenge their loss to Australia in the round-robin stage of the tournament.

Factors that could influence the outcome of the match:

  • The toss of the coin could be important, as the team that wins the toss will have the choice of whether to bat or bowl first.
  • The weather conditions could also play a role, as rain could affect the match.
  • The performance of the key players, such as David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Quinton de Kock, and Faf du Plessis, will be crucial.

Report About Eden Gardens Stadium 

Eden Gardens is an international cricket stadium located in Kolkata, India. It’s often referred to as the home of Indian cricket and has been described as “cricket’s answer to the Colosseum” and the “Mecca of Indian cricket.”

Established in 1864, it is the oldest and second-largest cricket stadium in India, and the third-largest in the world. The stadium is named after the Eden Gardens park where it is located, which was named after the Eden sisters, Emily and Fanny, of Lord Auckland, the Governor-General of India (1836–1842). The stadium has hosted matches in major international competitions including the World Cup, World Twenty20, and Asia Cup. Eden Gardens witnessed a record crowd of 110,564 in the 1996 India Vs Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup Semi Final.

The stadium currently has a capacity of 66,000. It is owned and operated by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and is the home ground of the Kolkata Knight Riders. It houses the headquarters of Cricket Association of Bengal.

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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 sport’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.

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