World Cup 2023 - South Africa vs Australia Dream11 Team Prediction Today Semi Final Match, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Time||2:00 PM IST, 8:30 AM GMT, 2:00 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
South Africa and Australia will face-off for a berth in World Cup final. South Africa have never made it to the final but the team has played good cricket so far. They did suffer and upset against Netherlands and a thrashing against India but have been much disciplined in other games. They even beat Australia in the group stage.
Australia have been brilliant too, winning seven out of nine games in the group stage. Australia lost the first two games but bounced back to win the following seven. Australia have plenty of experience in knockout matches and it would give them a slight advantage against South Africa.
Let’s take a look at the dream11 team prediction for this match.
The Chinnaswamy pitch has been brilliant for batting. The boundaries are short and there is not much scope for error if you are a bowler. Both teams have a great batting lineup so expect a high scoring game.
There was some rain predicted in Bengaluru during the game but the forecast has changed drastically. It will now be a clear day with no chances of rain. Dew, however, will be a factor to consider at the toss.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Marco Jansen should replace Andile Phehlukwayo in South Africa’s lineup. For Australia, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc were rested in previous game against Bangladesh and both should return to the playing XI in place of Sean Abbott and Marnus Labuschagne.
It has been a fairly even contest between the two teams in terms of head to head but Australia have a better record when it comes to knockout games.
|Matches||SA Won||AUS Won||Tie||No Result|
|Wicket-Keepers||Quinton de Kock (VC)|
|Batters||Travis Head, Rassie van der Dussen, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh (C)|
|All-Rounders||Glenn Maxwell, Aiden Markram|
|Bowlers||Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj|
De Kock will be a key for South Africa. The southpaw has been in top form in the World Cup 2023, scoring 591 runs, with four centuries to his name. De Kock would love to register one more hundred in the World Cup and lead SA into the final.
Aiden Markram has also played well, scoring 396 runs for his team. On a small ground like Chinnaswamy, Markram can be brutal as even mishits are expected to clear the ropes in Bengaluru.
Mitchell Marsh is fresh from a 177 against Bangladesh. Marsh has blown hot and cold in the tournament but the innings would have given him a lot of confidence. When Marsh last played in Bengaluru, he scored 121 against Pakistan.
Steve Smith has had a poor tournament by his standards but given South Africa’s attack and stroke-makers in the Australian lineup, he becomes a key. Smith might well play his best knock of World Cup 2023 against South Africa.
Zampa has enjoyed a stellar season. The Aussie pacers have been taken for cleaners in the World Cup, with Cummins and Starc, looking ineffective but Zampa has helped Australia bounce back in almost every game. The spinner has taken 22 wickets in 9 matches.