Australia vs. South Africa ODI Prediction

Zia Rana Sep 1, 2014 No Comment 56,841 views
Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014
Australia
Australia
vs South Africa
South Africa
ScheduleTuesday, 2 September 2014 at 07:30 GMT / 08:30 UK / 13:00 IST
VenueHarare Sports Club

The unbeaten side in the Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014, South Africa, with nine points from two matches will take over Australia in the fifth encounter. The Kangaroos have played three matches, grabbed just one, lost the other two and have secured five points. The forthcoming game will be important for them since if they lose this one, they can be out of the tournament.

Quinton de Kock - Prolific opener
Quinton de Kock - Prolific opener

Players to watch

The Australian captain, Michael Clarke, has injured his hamstring and will not be able to play any further game in the event. Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh along with George Bailey should bat with courage and attack. Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc and Steven Smith are their most successful bowlers so far.

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock powered fifties for the Proteas in the previous match against Zimbabwe while Faf du Plessis and Jean-Paul Duminy are the dependable middle order batsmen. Dale Steyn, Ryan McLaren, Aaron Phangiso and Imran Tahir are bowling superbly.

Time & Venue

Tuesday September 2, 2014 @ 07.30 GMT, 09.30 local at Harare Sports Club.

Weather

Sunny day with the temperatures around 7-20ᵒ C.

Toss

The winning captain can opt to bat first.

The Pitch

A superb surface for the ODI game.

Teams

Australia – George Bailey (C), Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Brad Haddin, Shane Watson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Ben Cutting, Nathan Lyon.

South Africa – AB de Villiers (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso.

Prediction

South Africa are the most likely winners.

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