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2nd Semi-final Match – Australia vs South Africa Prediction

The 2nd semi-final match in ICC Cricket world cup 2023 will start on 16 November, at 4:30 PM, held on Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

2nd Semi-final Match - Australia vs South Africa

Australia vs South Africa – 2nd Semi-final Match Preview

The team ranked 2nd and 3rd on the ICC World Cup Point Table up to now are in quite good form. Both teams have 7 wins in the last 9 matches in the group stage with 14 points.

South Africa cricket team

The team led by Temba Bavuma started the tournament confidently. South Africa cricket team defeated Sri Lanka by 102 runs in the opening match. In a running match, the South Africans put a record score of 428 on the board and won comfortably. Bavuma wants his bowlers to perform better as the Australians will face them in this match.

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Quinton de Kock scored a brilliant hundred in the last match and will get off to a flying start against Bavuma. Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram scored hundreds in the previous match, and the team will expect a good performance from them in the middle. Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller and Marco Jansen are good players who will play important roles in midfield.

The South African bowlers were successful in the last match and the team will need strong support from Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen. Kagiso Rabada is the best bowler of the team and will do well in this competition. Gerald Coetzee and Keshav Maharaj had to hit the ball in the right areas as the Australian batsmen took over from them.

South Africa squad in 2nd semi-final: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams.

Australia cricket team

Pat Cummins‘ side lost to India by six wickets in their opening match. It was not the start the five-time world champion was hoping for. Poor and sloppy batting efforts cost them the match. They had a poor game against South Africa last month, and Cummins wants his side to bounce back in this match and pick up their first point of the tournament.

The batting line-up struggled in the last match and the team is hoping for a good start from David Warner and Mitchell Marsh at the top. Steven Smith is the best batsman in the group, and he has to add runs in the middle order with Marnus Labuschagne and Glenn Maxwell. The Australians have batting depth and will expect runs from Alex Carey, Cameron Green and Pat Cummins.

The bowling attack puts the Indians under pressure and the team will need tight spells from Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood with the new ball, given the South African top batsman’s form. Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa must use their experience and tight end magic up the middle. Australia will also have to look for good performances in supporting roles from Green, Maxwell and Labuschagne.

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Australia squad in 2nd semi-final: Pat Cummins (c), Steven Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis (wk), Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Marnus Labuschagne.

2nd Semi-final toss preview

The sides prioritize to bowl first in this tournament. The track is difficult to score as the ball does not touch the bat nicely in the early minutes. Both teams will also take note of the dew factor and the side that wins the toss will throw the ball first.

Australia vs South Africa – 2nd Semi-final match prediction

South Africa have started the tournament well but will face a formidable opponent in this match. Their bowlers did not perform well against Sri Lanka, and they must improve their form to win here. The Australians have a deep lineup and a strong attack. We predict this match will go to a stalemate but Australia has a slight advantage.

  • Australia will highly chance to win this 2nd semi-final match.

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