Australia vs South Africa T20 World Cup Match Prediction

  • Oct 23, 2021
  • 15:30 IST / 10:00 GMT
  • Sheikh Zayed Stadium - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2021-10-23 15:30
Australia AUS Australia
South Africa RSA South Africa
Betting Tips
  • Glenn Maxwell was in immense form during the UAE stage of the IPL which preceded the T20 World Cup. He is our tip for Australia’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Mitchell Starc is always a handful when he gets his inswinging yorkers going at pace. The left-arm quick is our recommendation for Australia’s top wicket taker against South Africa.
  • Quinton de Kock will open the batting and is more than capable of posting the highest score in the South Africa side. The bowling attack is very strong with pace and spin options but we expect Tabraiz Shamsi to enjoy the turning wicket. He is our pick for South Africa’s top wicket taker against Australia.
  • Getting used to the conditions is part of the battle with the bat in the UAE. As Glenn Maxwell is already on top of the wickets, he is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Australia are favorites to win

Australia vs South Africa Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2021

The Super 12 stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup begins on Saturday afternoon at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi, with Australia taking on South Africa. Australia are still looking for their first T20 World Cup title, they came closest in 2010 when they came runners-up. South Africa have reached the semi-final in 2009 and 2014. This Group 1 game begins at 14:00 local time.

There have been many experts who have written off this Australia side due to poor performances in IT20s over recent months. However, you can never dismiss Australia who have plenty of experienced match winners.

South Africa have endured a couple of very unstable years but appear to have found calm leadership of late. Plenty of their top players have IPL experience and have been recently playing to a high level at this ground.

AUS vs SA T20 Match Live streaming

TV channels: Star Sports will show the game in India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA will broadcast the match. Foxtel and Kayo will show the match in Australia.

Live Streaming:Fans in India can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

AUS vs SA Match Toss Prediction

This is not the time of a tournament to be experimenting. We predict that whichever captain wins the toss they will choose to field first.

AUS vs SA Match Pitch Report

The Sheikh Zayed Stadium saw plenty of excellent battles between bat and ball in the recently concluded IPL. We expect spin bowlers to get plenty of purchase from the wicket.

Weather Report

It will be hot and sunny with a high of 33 degrees for this game in Abu Dhabi.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Australia vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 2021

AUS vs RSA Prediction

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Australia’s preparations for this tournament did not go to plan with understrength squads well beaten on tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh in July and August. However, they now have a full strength side and are injury-free as they enter the competition.

AUS Key Players

  • David Warner - The opening batter lost the captaincy and his place in the Sunrisers Hyderabad side during the IPL. However, he is a fighter and will come out looking to play big shots.
  • Glenn Maxwell - The all-rounder hit three successive half-centuries before posting 40 and 51* for RCB during the latter stages of the UAE leg of the IPL.
  • Mitchell Starc - Still in his early 30s, the fast left-arm bowler has been giving batters nightmares for almost a decade in international cricket. He is a threat at the start and end of an innings.

AUS Team Form

Australia’s last competitive IT20s were on a sluggish pitch in Bangladesh where they lost 4-1. We expect a better showing than that form suggested.

Australia Predicted Playing 11

David Warner, Aaron FInch (c), Mitch Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

The focus of the build-up to the T20 World Cup 2021 for South Africa has been mainly on the fitness of captain Temba Bavuma who injured his thumb in Sri Lanka last month. Although he may not be 100%, we expect the captain to lead his side onto the field in this opener.

SA Key Players

  • Quinton de Kock - The left-handed keeper-batsman was dropped by Mumbai Indians towards the end of the IPL but he will be expected to get his team off to a flier in this match.
  • Rassie van der Dussen - The top order batter has a fine average in all three formats of the game for his country. However, he may have to forsake the average for fast team runs in this game.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi - The left-arm wrist spinner has 49 IT20 wickets and was particularly lethal during the tour of Sri Lanka last month.

SA Team Form

South Africa have won their last seven games in this format. However, we expect Australia to be a tougher opponent than Sri Lanka or Ireland who South Africa last played,

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj

AUS vs RSA Team Form in Last Five Matches



Australia vs South Africa Head to Head

Australia have the overall lead but recent results between the sides in this format have been very close.

AUS vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played AUS Won SA Won Tie No Result
23 13 8 0 1

Australia vs South Africa Betting Odds

In spite of the contrasting form of the sides, Australia are favourites to beat South Africa.

Who will win Australia vs South Africa T20 Match?

There are attacking batters on each side but Australia has the depth of players who have done it time and time again.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
South Africa2.

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Australia vs South Africa Top Team Batsmen

We recommend Aaron Finch, Mitch Marsh and Glenn Maxwell for Australia with the bat. Marsh and Maxwell are the two form batters in the Australian side.

Our tips for South Africa with the bat are Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram. de Kock is the big name but Markram has quietly made himself a fixture in all formats for South Africa.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Aaron Finch (AUS)3.853.753.593.60
Mitch Marsh (AUS)
Glenn Maxwell (AUS)5.405.005.505.50
Quinton de Kock (SA)3.303.253.243.25
Temba Bavuma (SA)4.504.334.324.33
Aiden Markram (SA)

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Australia vs South Africa Top Team Bowlers

Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood are our tips with the ball for Australia. Starc has 51 wickets from 41 IT20 games.

Our bowling picks for South Africa are Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj. The spinners should be able to make a difference on this pitch.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Mitchell Starc (AUS)3.653.753.243.25
Adam Zampa (AUS)
Josh Hazlewood (AUS)4.404.504.504.50
Kagiso Rabada (SA)3.553.603.593.60
Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)3.803.753.743.75
Keshav Maharaj (SA)

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Australia vs South Africa Prediction

After a few warm-up games over the last week, these two sides will be delighted to get their 2021 T20 World Cup campaigns underway in this match. We expect an entertaining game with South Africa’s top players showing their worth but expect Australia to emerge as winners.

Final Verdict

Australia are favourites to beat South Africa at odds of 1.14

AUS vs RSA Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Quinton de Kock (10) will be our wicket-keeper. He is a safe pair of hands with the gloves and an explosive batter at the top of the order.

  • Batsmen

    Aaron Finch (9.5), Rassie van der Dussen (9) and Aiden Markram (8.5) are our batsmen. Finch has struggled with injuries over the last year but often performs at his best for his country.

  • All-rounders

    Glenn Maxwell (10), Mitch Marsh (9) and Marcus Stoinis (8.5)  will be our all-rounders. Maxwell and Marsh would get into the Australia team on their batting alone.

  • Bowlers

    Mitchell Starc (9), Josh Hazlewood (8.5), Adam Zampa (8.5) and Tabraiz Shamsi (8.5) are our bowlers. Starc will take the pitch out of the equation and pepper the batters with yorkers.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Glenn Maxwell will be captain, Mitch Marsh his deputy

AUS vs RSA Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Aaron Finch, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram

  • All Rounder:Glenn Maxwell (c), Mitch Marsh (vc), Marcus Stoinis

  • Wicket Keeper:Quinton de Kock

  • Bowler:Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Tabraiz Shamsi

Posted On 22nd October 2021 02:25:22
Posted by Kavin

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