South Africa vs Australia, 5th ODI – September 17 – Australia Tour of South Africa

The match is scheduled to commence at 10:00 AM local time or 1:30 PM IST.

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Match Details 

The clash between South Africa and Australia will take place at the iconic Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg โ€” a ground renowned for its high-scoring thrillers. The atmosphere in this arena, capable of holding close to 34,000 spectators, is always electrifying and contributes to the excitement of the match.

The match is scheduled to commence at 10:00 AM local time or 1:30 PM IST.

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa

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

South Africa cricket team

Australia

Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Spencer Johnson, Aaron Hardie, Nathan Ellis, Tanveer Sangha.

Australia cricket team

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Marnus Labuschagne: Australia’s top batter, Labuschagne has scores of 80 and 124 in two innings.

Temba Bavuma: The leader of the Proteas, Bavuma scored 114 runs in the last match.

Mitchell Marsh: Australia’s right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler, Marsh scored 17 runs in the last game.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Some of the top bowlers for South Africa include Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen. For Australia, the front-line bowlers are Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, and Johnson. Johnson is a left-arm speedster who could cause problems in the T20 and one-day international series. Zampa has also been bowling well, taking five wickets in two matches with an economy of 4.74.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

Here are the results of the five most recent cricket matches between South Africa and Australia:

DateEventLocationResult
Wed, 30 Aug ’232nd T20IDurbanAustralia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Sun, 03 Sep ’233rd T20IDurbanAustralia won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Thu, 07 Sep ’231st ODIBloemfonteinAustralia won by 3 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Australia

DateEventLocationResult
Thu, 07 Sep ’231st ODIBloemfonteinAustralia won by 3 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
Sun, 03 Sep ’233rd T20IDurbanAustralia won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Fri, 01 Sep ’232nd T20IDurbanAustralia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Thu, 27 Jul ’235th TestThe OvalEngland won by 49 runs
Wed, 19 Jul ’234th TestManchesterMatch drawn

Last 5 Games of South Africa

DateEventLocationResult
Wed, 30 Aug ’231st T20IDurbanAustralia won by 111 runs
Fri, 01 Sep ’232nd T20IDurbanAustralia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Sun, 03 Sep ’233rd T20IDurbanAustralia won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

Prediction Based on Performance

Considering both teams’ recent performance in the series, Australia is slightly ahead of South Africa. They have won three out of five matches while South Africa has only won two. Furthermore, Australia’s bowling attack is way more effective than that of South Africa. The Aussies also have some experienced players like David Warner, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh who can make a big difference in the game.

Overall, Australia might have a slight edge over South Africa when it comes to this fifth ODI match. However, anything can happen on the day and cricket is an unpredictable sport so fans are advised to keep their expectations under control when betting on the outcome of the match.

Information About Injuries in Teams 

Australia

Australia is unlikely to have Cameron Green available for this match because he is in the middle of a concussion protocol. Green was struck on the head by a ball from Kagiso Rabada during the first one-day international against South Africa. Green retired hurt and didn’t return. He is being monitored daily by the medical staff and is unlikely to be available until at least the last match of the series.

Other key players who are unavailable for Australia include:

  • Steve Smith, who is recovering from a wrist injury
  • Mitchell Starc, who is resting to recover from groin soreness
  • Glenn Maxwell, who is recovering from an ankle injury

South Africa

South Africa’s Nortje suffered lower back spasms during the second match of the series. He left the field after bowling five overs and returned to bat for South Africa later. He will require further medical assessment.

Australia vs South Africa: Winning Chance

Australia has won 49 of the 104 ODI matches between the two teams, while South Africa has won 51. One match ended without a result, and three matches ended in a tie.

Australia has performed well on the South Africa tour, winning the three-match T20 series 3-0. Cameron Green, who played a match-winning knock against South Africa, is expected to miss a few games for Australia.
Australia’s most recent win over South Africa was a 123-run victory. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne each scored centuries to give Australia a two-nil series lead.

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Report About Stadium 

The Wanderers Stadium, also known as the Bullring due to its intimidating atmosphere, is an international cricket stadium located in Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa. Itโ€™s the home of cricket in Johannesburg and has a rich history.

Here are some key details about the stadium:

  • The stadium was built in 1956 to replace the Old Wanderers Stadium.
  • It has a seating capacity of 34,000.
  • The stadium is known for its world-class facilities and has hosted numerous memorable moments, including the great 438 match played between South Africa and Australia.
  • Itโ€™s also the home ground for the Highveld Lions, formerly known as Gauteng (Transvaal), and as of 2023, the Joburg Super Kings.
  • In 2020, Imperial Logistics acquired the sponsorship rights to the stadium. The stadium is officially named Imperial Wanderers Stadium until the end of the agreement in 2025.
  • The stadium has witnessed many historic cricket matches and continues to be a focal point of Johannesburgโ€™s sporting aspirations.

About Australia Cricket Tour of South Africa

Australia has a long history of cricket tours to South Africa. Here are some key moments:

  • The Australian cricket team first toured South Africa in 1902โ€“03.
  • The 1969โ€“70 tour was significant as South Africa won the four-match Test series 4โ€“0, with Australia captained by Bill Lawry and South Africa by Ali Bacher.
  • The 1993โ€“94 tour was Australiaโ€™s first to South Africa since the end of the apartheid regime which had led to a sporting boycott of the country.
  • During the 2013โ€“14 tour, Australia played three Test matches and a three-match Twenty20 series against the South African national team from 12 February to 14 March 2014. On 3 March 2014, South African captain Graeme Smith announced that he would retire from international cricket after the third Test. Australia won the Test series 2โ€“1 and the T20 series 2โ€“0.
Rudra Chanda