Who Will Win South Africa vs Australia 2nd ODI?
South Africa handed a six-wicket thrashing to Australia in the opening game of the three-match ODI series at Perth. Trailing 0-1, the hosts will now look to hit back hard at the Proteas and level the series when the two sides lock horns in the second one-day international at the Adelaide Oval. The match will be played on November 9 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 1:50 PM local time.
Aus vs SA 2nd ODI: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, OSN Sports Cricket HD
Live Streaming: Bet365, Foxtel, Sky Go, SonyLIV, OSN Play
Three of the last four one-day internationals played at the Adelaide Oval have been won by the side bowling first. Since the wicket here has tended to become relatively easier to bat on during the second period of play, the team that wins the toss in this match will probably elect to field first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Aus vs SA 2nd ODI...
Australia Team News & Playing 11
AUS Team News
Ahead of the second one-day international, Australia have added batsman Ben McDermott to their ODI squad as cover for the injured Shaun Marsh who missed the opening game due to a hip injury. Shaun's fitness is being monitored closely by the team management and he will probably be given an opportunity on Friday if he is cleared to play. The hosts might also consider giving Adam Zampa a game here at the expense of one of their fast bowlers.
AUS Key Players
The entire Australian batting line-up faltered in the previous game and the hosts will expect a strong comeback from their batsmen at Adelaide. The onus will be on the opening pair of Aaron Finch and Travis Head to set up a solid platform while Chris Lynn and Marcus Stoinis will have to anchor the innings in the middle overs. Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will be the ones to watch out for when it comes to bowling. Hazlewood is ranked fifth in the ICC ODI bowling rankings. The pacer went wicketless last time and he will look to rock the South African top order with the new ball. Cummins was the most economical of all the bowlers and he could once again put pressure on the visitors with his miserly spells.
AUS Recent Form
Australia faced a crushing six-wicket defeat in the opening game of the ongoing series which means that they have now slipped to their seventh successive loss in the fifty-over format. The hosts would have been very disappointed with their batting effort at Perth as they folded up for just 152 in the 39th over. Their bowling was not too impressive either with the exception of Marcus Stoinis who claimed a three-wicket haul.
Australia Predicted Playing 11
Travis Head, Aaron Finch (c), D'Arcy Short/Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
SA Team News
South Africa, after their all-round performance in the first ODI, are unlikely to make changes to their side for this match. This means Farhaan Behardien and Chris Morris will have to watch the proceedings from the sidelines once again. Reeza Hendricks will continue to open alongside Quinton de Kock with Aiden Markram to follow up at No. 3. No injuries in the South African camp were reported at the time of writing.
SA Key Players
Quinton de Kock top-scored with a knock of 47 in the opening game. He together with skipper Faf du Plessis are among the top ten ODI batsmen in the world and the visitors will want these two to make sizeable contributions. Reeza Hendricks was involved in a 94-run opening partnership with de Kock and so there will be high expectations from him as well. David Miller is a destructive batsman and the team's middle order will depend heavily on him. Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir have been South Africa's best bowlers in this format for a while now and it will be up to them to strangle the Australian batsmen. Andile Phehlukwayo was the star performer with the ball at Perth with figures of 3-33 from six overs and he too could make a big impact in this match.
SA Recent Form
The win at Perth was South Africa's fourth consecutive win in one-day internationals. Since last losing to Sri Lanka by 178 runs at Colombo, the Proteas have registered a 3-0 clean sweep over Zimbabwe and have now started off this series on a positive note. Their bowlers had a brilliant outing last time out and they will be looking to replicate that performance at Adelaide.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
AUS : L L L L L
SA : W W W W L
AUS vs SA Head to Head
AUS vs SA Head to Head
Australia and South Africa have now gone head-to-head 96 times in one-day internationals with the hosts having won on 47 occasions. The latter have won 46 while three have ended in ties.
The two countries have faced each other just once at the Adelaide Oval in this format. Australia were bowled out for 222 before South Africa knocked off their target in the 39th over to win the match by eight wickets.
Matches Played: 96; Australia Won: 47; South Africa Won: 46; Tie: 3
South Africa vs Australia Betting Odds
Australia, despite being hammered in the first ODI, begin as the bookmakers' favorites to win the next game at odds of 1.75 on Betway, 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.87 on Betfair. South Africa, on the other hand, still find themselves as outsiders for this game. The tourists have been fixed at a slightly higher price of 1.95 on Betway, 2 on Bet365 and 2.12 on Betfair.
Australia vs South Africa Prediction
South Africa are coming into this match as the more confident of the two sides. They outclassed Australia in every department at Perth and have taken an early lead in the three-match series. Australia have now lost their last seven ODIs in a row and they will be feeling more pressure here as they need to win this game in order to keep the series alive. They do have the home advantage in their favor and having won their last four ODIs at the Adelaide Oval will surely uplift their morale. The hosts may have been blown away in the last game but we expect them to bounce back strongly and come up with a series-leveling performance on Friday.
Final Verdict: Back Australia to beat South Africa in the second ODI at 1.75 on Betway, 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.87 on Betfair.