Who: Australia vs South Africa
When: Thursday, October 12, 2pm (08:30 GMT)
The place: BRSABV Ekana Stadium, Lucknow, India
Australia have already missed out on an early opportunity and South Africa have proven loads of batting muscle forward of their showdown on the ICC Cricket World Cup.
There’s a re-laid wicket to take care of at Lucknow, with spinners anticipated to seek out help as each groups meet for his or her second match on Thursday.
“It’s a little bit of an unknown right here,” Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell stated.
“Will probably be a contemporary begin for the entire floor, flip up on the day and see the way it appears. We’re ready for no matter situations come our means over the following few video games.”
5-time champions Australia misplaced their opening match to India, whereas South Africa posted a World Cup report complete of their opening win over Sri Lanka.
South Africa acquired away to a flyer when Aiden Markram smashed the quickest century in a World Cup and Quinton de Kock, taking part in for the final time in a serious worldwide match, and Rassie van der Dussen additionally scored massive tons of towards Sri Lanka.
David Miller and Heinrich Klassen additionally confirmed transient batting prowess decrease down the order and confirmed that the South Africans have come to India intent on breaking their lengthy, painful title drought.
“We’ve got realized to play with optimistic pondering,” Markram stated after his blistering 106 off 54 balls.
“We’re recognized to start out fairly slowly, be it in a collection or world occasions.
“However I believe there’s a number of ardour on this staff to provide our absolute all at this World Cup and see how far it may possibly get us.”
Australia know the talents of South African batting after the Proteas gained 3-2 their current collection at house after dropping the primary two matches.
Face to face
The 2 groups have performed 108 ODI matches.
South Africa maintain a slight edge with 54 wins, together with a well-known one-wicket win in 2006 after they efficiently chased a mammoth goal of 434 runs.
Australia have 50 wins to their identify, together with three within the ICC Cricket World Cup.
South Africa have gained twice within the match and one match resulted in a tie.
South Africa will go into the match on the again of a large win of their opening match and a collection win over the identical opponents.
Australia must discover solutions to their issues towards spin however will take coronary heart from their win over India within the ODI collection previous the World Cup.
Australia: L W L L L
South Africa: W W W W L
Marcus Stoinis’s expertise at Lucknow Tremendous Giants within the Indian Premier League may win the all-rounder a spot within the taking part in XI, giving Australia a fourth seam bowling possibility.
The brand new wicket in Lucknow might tempt South Africa captain Temba Bavuma to incorporate left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi together with Keshav Maharaj – particularly after watching Australian batters struggling towards the Indian spin trio.
Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi