An exciting matchup between South Africa and Australia is expected in the highly anticipated second semifinal, which is scheduled between the teams seeded second and third. We are passionate cricket fans, and we can’t wait for this match to begin. Follow sprinters.news and sprintersgames.in for up-to-date sports news.

Date & Time:

The game is set to begin at 2:00 PM (local time) on November 16, 2023.

Venue:

The venue of the match is Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Streaming Partners:

Watch the match live on Disney+Hotstar and Star Sports. Star Sports’ regional sports networks will also air live coverage of the match.

Pitch Report:

With a capacity of 68,000, Eden Gardens is one of the second-largest and oldest stadiums in India. The pitch, which is made of black cotton soil, gives hitters and bowlers the same playing field. As it dries up, it gradually helps bowlers, but initially it favors batters.

Weather report:

A temperature range of 22 to 27 degrees Celsius is anticipated. With a 70% likelihood of precipitation, rain might be quite important. A 78% humidity level and a 14 km/h wind speed are predicted.

South Africa & Australia probable XI:

South Africa’s Squad:

Captain: Temba Bavuma

Players: David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Gerald Coetzee.

Australia’s Squad:

Captain: Pat Cummins

Players: Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

South Africa vs. Australia head-to-head ODI:

Total matches: 108
South Africa won: 55
Australia won: 50
Tie: 3
No result: 1

South Africa vs. Australia head-to-head in World Cup:

Total matches: 7
South Africa won: 3
Australia won: 3
Tie: 1

From the above statistics, it is clear that South Africa has a clear dominance on the Australian team. Even in this event, South Africa defeated Australia by 134 runs when they played on 12th October in Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

Current position of both teams:

South Africa: one loss in the previous five matches, second place, 14 points, and NRR +1.261.

Australia: third place, 14 points, +0.841 NRR, winning all five of their previous matches.

Prediction: 

Our sports experts favor South Africa for their robust batting lineup, with players like Marcus Stoinis. Australia’s batting struggles, aside from Warner and Smith, particularly against spin, indicate a tougher challenge.

Final words:

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