|South Africa vs. Australia 2014|
ScheduleThursday, 30 November 2023 at 15:35 GMT / 15:35 UK / 21:05 IST
Australia crushed South Africa in the first Test at Centurion while beating them all ends up and Mitchell Johnson was the main difference between the two teams. The entire Proteas batting line up with the exception of AB de Villiers surrendered against the furious rapid bowling of Johnson. The home batsmen will have to re-assess their loopholes as a way of escaping difficulty so that they can bring some positive results in the second Test. The Kangaroos are enjoying their excellent performance in the longer version of the game, they will anticipate winning the successive game and the series.
Mitchell Johnson was the highest wicket taker with 37 in the recently concluded Ashes series. He continued with another burst of 12 in the first Test vs. South Africa and will be a difficult customer to handle whereas Peter Siddle will assist him nicely. Shaun Marsh and David Warner are in great nick while a magical innings from their skipper, Michael Clarke is being eagerly awaited.
AB de Villiers was the only batsman who batted well whereas Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith are required to bat sensibly. Dale Steyn is the supreme bowler of the Proteas and Morne Morkel can play an important role.
Wednesday, February 20 – Saturday, February 24, 2014 @ 08:30 GMT, 10:30 local at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
Mostly sunny and temperature around 17-24ᵒ C
The winning side will go for batting first
The bouncy wicket will assist the fast bowlers and the stroke makers can play their innings on merit.
South Africa : Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile.
Australia : Michael Clarke (captain), Brad Haddin, Jackson Bird, Alex Doolan, Ryan Harris, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, David Warner, James Faulkner.
Australia is in great form and they are favourite to win the game.