South Africa vs Australia – September 9 – Australia tour of South Africa, 2023

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Match Details

The upcoming match is set to take place at the Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, a ground known for its bouncy pitches and high-scoring encounters. This ground has historically favored the team batting first, turning into a real challenge for the chasing team under the lights.

The match is a part of Australia’s tour of South Africa 2023, which is shaping up to be a thrilling series. Both the teams are giving their best performances, making it a highly competitive and exciting tour. This is the 2nd ODI of the series, and it’s going to be a critical one for both teams to establish dominance in the series.

We are in the peak of the cricketing season of 2023, with teams battling it out in various parts of the globe. The weather is expected to be ideal for cricket, adding to the excitement of the game.

The match is scheduled to start at 04:30 pm IST, and is expected to go on for approximately 8 hours. Cricket enthusiasts should mark their calendars for September 9, which is set to be a thrilling day of action-packed cricket.

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, and Kagiso Rabada.

Australia

David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Marnus Labuschagne of Australia is a probable best batter for the match. He stayed not out on 80 off 93 balls with eight fours in the previous match.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

Kagiso Rabada is predicted to be South Africa’s best bowler in the second ODI against Australia on September 9. Rabada has taken 58 wickets in 56 ODIs, with an average of 27.94 and an economy rate of 5.01. In his last match against Australia in 2019, he took 3 wickets.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches

Match NumberDateLocationResult
1st T20IAugust 30, 2023DurbanAustralia won by 111 runs
2nd T20ISeptember 1, 2023DurbanAustralia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
3rd T20ISeptember 3, 2023DurbanAustralia won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

Prediction Based on Performance

Based on the recent form and head-to-head records, Australia are likely to emerge victorious in the second ODI on September 9. Their batting line-up is strong and they have been doing well with the bowling department also, making them a formidable force. South Africa will need to give their best performance to win this match.

Information About Injuries in Teams

Australia

Here are some injuries to players in the Australia squad:

  • Steve Smith: Recovering from a wrist injury
  • Mitchell Starc: Rested to recover from groin soreness
  • Glenn Maxwell: Unavailable while recovering from an ankle injury
  • Pat Cummins: Injured

Marnus Labuschagne replaced Cameron Green as a concussion substitute in the first match. Labuschagne’s batting performance led Australia to a three-wicket win with 58 balls to spare.

South Africa

Here is some information about injuries in the South Africa team:

  • Sisanda Magala is out of the second T20I against Australia due to a knee injury.
  • Cameron Green suffered a head injury after being hit by a 140 kph bouncer from Marco Jansen. The ball hit the left side of his helmet, causing the skin behind his ear to swell and cut. The physio rushed out and ran a concussion test.

South Africa vs Australia: Winning Chance

It is difficult to predict the winning chances of either team as both teams have strong players and have had recent successes. However, looking at their recent performances, South Africa has won 4 out of their last 5 matches, while Australia has won 5 out of their last 6 matches.

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Report About Stadium

Mangaung Oval, previously known as Springbok Park, Chevrolet Park, Goodyear Park, and OUTsurance Oval, is a cricket oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches and is the home of the Knights cricket team. The stadium holds 20,000 people and opened in 1989.

The ground hosted its first one-day international in December 1992 when South Africa cruised to an eight-wicket victory over India. In October 1999 it was accorded full Test status with the visit of Zimbabwe. Early in 1994 at the ground Hansie Cronje smashed 251 with 28 fours and six sixes against the touring Australians⁴. The ground played its part in South African Test history when, fittingly, Allan Donald, who as a Free State cricketer played many times at the ground, became the first South African to capture 300 Test wickets during the First Test against New Zealand in November 2000.

Springbok Park boasts some of the best lights in the country and is regularly used for day/night matches, when the grassy banks become colorfully filled with spectators and a carnival atmosphere prevails. It is just 10 minutes walk from the city center, with Bloemfontein coach station adjacent to the ground⁴. A naming rights arrangement saw the ground renamed Goodyear Park due to sponsorship by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company until the 2007/08 season when it was renamed the OUTsurance Oval. It has since been renamed again as Mangaung Oval.

About Australia Tour of South Africa

The Australia cricket team has a long history of touring South Africa. The first tour took place in 1982, when an English side spent four weeks in South Africa. Teams representing both Sri Lanka and the West Indies had subsequently made the trip before, in late 1985, the first Australian side was recruited to make a tour.

In February and March 2020, the Australia cricket team toured South Africa to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Cricket South Africa confirmed the fixtures for the tour in May 2019. The tour marked the return to South Africa of Steve Smith and David Warner, who had last played for Australia in South Africa in the third Test match in March 2018, after being found guilty of ball-tampering during the game. Australia won the T20I series 2–1, while South Africa won the ODI series 3–0.

Rudra Chanda