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Australia vs South Africa Prediction

  • Jul 06, 2019
  • 18:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Old Trafford - Manchester, England
Australia AUS Australia
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South Africa SA South Africa

Betting Tips

  • Australia will guarantee they finish top of the Cricket World Cup table and set up a likely semi-final with New Zealand if they beat South Africa.
  • South Africa have been underwhelming in this tournament, winning just two of their seven completed matches.
  • The defending champions have been powered by the batting of Aaron Finch and David Warner at the top of the order - they have hit 1020 runs between them.
Australia

Our Pick Australia are favorites to win

Posted On 4th July 2019 05:49:12
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Posted by Joy

Who will win Australia vs South Africa, ICC CWC 2019?

Australia will look to continue their momentum heading into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals when they conclude the group stage fixtures against South Africa at Old Trafford. The match takes place on July 6 and the live action begins at 13:30 local time.

AUS vs SA, ICC CWC 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming

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AUS vs SA Toss Prediction

Old Trafford has favoured batting so far and the team winning the toss will surely bat first – Aaron Finch will be keen to get a crack at this wicket.

AUS vs SA Weather Report

Though a little cooler than earlier in the week, Old Trafford should be dry by the time the game starts with just a little cloud cover.

AUS vs SA Pitch Condition

While overhead conditions could offer something to the bowlers, the Old Trafford deck has served up a consistent bounce and an excellent batting wicket.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Australia vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019...

Australia vs South Africa

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon have forced their way into the reckoning for Australia and, after more success last time out, could retain their places ahead of Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa. 

AUS Key Players

Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch have been in excellent batting form during this World Cup 2019. They have each hit two centuries and three 50s on their way to more than 500 runs each so far. Finch’s 504 runs have come at quicker than a run a ball too.

It is not just the two of them either, with Usman Khawaja scoring 88 last time out against New Zealand and Alex Carey’s 71 helping to lead a recovery from 99/5. Steve Smith has hit three half-centuries, meanwhile. 

With the ball, Mitchell Starc is the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with a phenomenal 24 from eight matches. He took 5-26 against New Zealand last time out – his second five-wicket haul of the tournament – and took 4-43 against England in the previous game too.

Jason Behrendorff has taken eight wickets in three games since coming into the team, meanwhile, including five against England. Pat Cummings has ten wickets but has generally been tidy too.

AUS Team Form

Australia have bounced back from their only defeat so far in style – winning five in a row since losing to India. Their last two results were particularly eye-catching, against fellow top-four teams England and New Zealand at Lord’s.

Against the hosts, Aaron Finch’s century and David Warner’s 53 helped Australia post 285/7 before Jason Behrendorff (5-44) and Mitchell Starc (4-43) ripped through the English batting in a 64-run win.Last time out, meanwhile, Usman Khawaja (88) and Alex Carey (71) helped Australia recover from a sticky start to post 243/9. In reply, Starc took 5-26 as New Zealand were bowled out for just 157.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

After getting back to winning ways with a brilliant all-round performance against Sri Lanka last time out, South Africa might be unchanged for this final match. That would mean JP Duminy and Dwaine Pretorius continuing as all-rounders.

SA Key Players

Faf du Plessis showed his very best form in the win against Sri Lanka last time out, scoring an unbeaten 96 from 103 balls as the Proteas claimed a nine-wicket victory. His third half-century of the tournament means he has now hit 287 runs at an average of 57.40.

Hashim Amla joined him in the middle for that innings, scoring 80 of his own to pass 200 runs, while opener Quinton de Kock has now scored 253 runs in his eight innings.

Like Amla and De Kock, Rassie van der Dussen has scored two half-centuries in this tournament too, but he has done so from just five innings.

On the bowling front, Chris Morris’ three wickets against Sri Lanka took him to 12 for the tournament, two more than Imran Tahir and four ahead of Kagiso Rabada.

All three, particularly Tahir, have bowled with good economy rates too, however.  

SA Team Form

South Africa claimed just their second win of the tournament last time out, thrashing Sri Lanka by nine wickets as Faf du Plessis (96*) and Hashim Amla (80*) led a chase of just 204 to win.

The Proteas had previously lost back-to-back games, suffering a last-over, four-wicket defeat against New Zealand defending 241/6 and then finishing 49 runs short of Pakistan’s 308/7 in their next game.

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir

Australia vs South Africa Team Form in Last Five Matches

AUS : W W W W W

SA : W L L W L

AUS vs SA Head to Head

Australia have a narrowly better head-to-head record in this fixture, with 47 ODI wins against South Africa compared to 45 defeats and three ties. One of those ties was, famously, during the 1999 World Cup in England – the semi-final result seeing Australia reach the final.

More recently, they met in an ODI series in Australia in November, where a 252-run partnership from Faf du Plessis and David Miller helped South Africa post 320/5 in the series decider on their way to a 40-run win.

Matches Played AUS Won SA Won Tie No Result
96 47 45 3 1

Australia vs South Africa Betting Odds

Unsurprisingly, given their respective form at this tournament, Australia are favourites to beat South Africa in the tournament’s final group game.

AUS Bet365 Odds

  • AUS to Win the Match: Australia are 1.44 favourites to beat South Africa in the final group game of the 2019 Cricket World Cup with Bet365.
  • AUS Top Batsman: The Aussies’ opening batsmen have been key to their success so far, and both Aaron Finch and David Warner can be backed at 3.75 to be Australia’s top batsman.
    Usman Khawaja took that honour last time out and he is 4.50, as is Steve Smith, while Alex Carey is 15.00 after his half-century against New Zealand.
    With Warner and Finch in such good form, Australia are 1.66 favourites to hit the highest opening partnership.
  • AUS Top Bowler: Mitchell Starc is 3.00 to be Australia’s top team bowler again after his superb wicket-taking form in this tournament. Pat Cummins is second-favourite at 3.75, but Jason Behrendorff is a more tempting outsider at 4.50.

SA Bet365 Odds

  • SA to Win the Match: South Africa are 2.75 to beat Australia at Old Trafford with Bet365.
  • SA Top Batsman: Faf du Plessis was back to his best last time out and he and Hashim Amla are both 4.50 to be the Proteas’ top batsman. Quinton de Kock is favourite at 4.00, while Rassie van der Dussen is 6.50.
  • SA Top Bowler: Kagiso Rabada is 3.75 to be South Africa’s top bowler and Imran Tahir is 4.00. Chris Morris, their top wicket-taker so far, is 5.00 with Bet365.

AUS Betway Odds

  • AUS to Win the Match: Australia are 1.40 favourites to beat South Africa with Betway.
  • AUS Top Batsman: Aaron Finch and David Warner are both 3.25 to be Australia’s top team batsman with Betway.
    Steve Smith can be backed at 4.00, while Usman Khawaja is 5.00 having been top batsman last time out.
  • AUS Top Bowler: Mitchell Starc is 2.80 favourite to be Australia’s top team bowler, while Pat Cummins is 3.25. Jason Behrendorff is 4.75 and Nathan Lyon can be backed for as high as 6.50.

SA Betway Odds

  • SA to Win the Match: South Africa are even bigger outsiders at 2.87 to win with Betway.
  • SA Top Batsman: Betway have priced Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock as joint-favourites to be South Africa’s top batsman at 3.60 each.
    Hashim Amla is 4.00, meanwhile, and Rassie van der Dussen is 6.50.
  • SA Top Bowler: With the ball, Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada are both 3.60 to be South Africa’s top team bowler, while Chris Morris is 5.00.
 

AUS vs SA #betyourway odds with Betway

Both David Warner and Faf du Plessis to score 50 is 4.50 with Betway’s #betyourway, while Aaron Finch and Du Plessis to hit 50 is 4.75.

Finch and Du Plessis to each be their team’s top batsman is worth a very generous 15.00.

Mitchell Starc and Chris Morris – each team’s top wicket-taker so far – to be their team’s top bowler is 13.00.

Mitchell Starc to take over 1.5 wickets is 1.66 with Betway.

 

AUS vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

If recent form is continued, there are a couple of bargains to be found for the Dream 11 pick for this game.

Wicket-keeper

Quinton de Kock or Alex Carey is your choice, with De Kock a full credit more expensive. Carey hit 71 last time out, however, and this could be a good chance to keep credits in reserve for Australia’s in-form openers.

Batsmen

David Warner and Aaron Finch have formed a formidable partnership and simply have to be picked, but you may also have enough in reserve to afford Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla after their big partnership last time out. Usman Khawaja is 8.5 credits if you want to save a little, and Aiden Markram could even be worth picking at eight credits.

All-rounders

Chris Morris is South Africa’s leading wicket-taker so far and he and fellow all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius impressed last time out. Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have been inconsistent for Australia.

Bowlers

Mitchell Starc is the tournament’s leading wicket-taker and again must be picked, while Imran Tahir remains an ever-present threat for South Africa. Jason Behrendorff has impressed since coming into the Australia team and can be picked up for just eight credits. That leaves nine credits and a choice of Kagiso Rabada or Pat Cummins if you want another bowler. 

Captain/Vice-captain

Mitchell Starc has taken wickets consistently in this tournament and could be a good pick, but Old Trafford has favoured the batsmen so far in this tournament and David Warner and Aaron Finch will want to fill their boots. If they do, the Australian openers could deliver some big returns.

 

AUS vs SA Dream11 Team

BATSMEN ALL ROUNDER WICKET KEEPER BOWLER
David Warner (vc) Chris Morris Alex Carey Mitchell Starc
Aaron Finch (c) Dwaine Pretorius   Imran Tahir
Hashim Amla     Pat Cummins
Faf du Plessis     Jason Behrendorff

Australia vs South Africa Prediction

Australia are in excellent form and will want to maintain that heading into the semi-finals. The Aussies can beat below-par South Africa to finish on a high.

Final Verdict

Back Australia to beat South Africa at 1.40 with Betway and 1.44 with Bet365.

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