Cricket Betting Tips: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - South Africa vs Australia- 47th Match - Second Semi Final (2nd vs 3rd)- 16 November 2023
The 47th match and the Second Semi Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between South Africa and Australia on the 16th of November, 2023 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
South Africa Form Guide:
South Africa finished at the 2nd position on points table after League stages. They will face the number 3 team Australia in the Second Semi Final to be played on Thursday.
The top run scorer for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Quinton de Kock with 591 to his name.
The top wicket taker for South Africa in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Gerald Coetzee with 18 scalps under his belt.
In their previous outing, South Africa won against Afghanistan by 5 wickets.
Afghanistan batted first and they posted a total of 244 before being bowled out. Rahmanullah Gurbaz played well at the top of the order. He scored 25 off 22 balls. The upper order failed to set up a good foundation and lost wickets at wrong times. It was Azmatullah Omarzai who emerged as the hero for Afghanistan, who smashed 97 runs off 107 balls to take Afghanistan past the 240 run mark to finish at 244.
During the chase, Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a brilliant start. He scored 41 runs off 47 balls. He was dismissed in the 14th over by Mohammad Nabi. A couple of quick wickets fell in the middle overs, thanks to an outstanding bowling display by Rashid Khan. Rassie van der Dussen held one end together and scored 76 runs to take his team home with 5 wickets in hand.
Australia Form Guide:
Australia finished at the 3rd position on points table after League stages. They will face the number 2 team South Africa in the Second Semi Final to be played on Thursday
The top run scorer for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is David Warner with 499 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Adam Zampa with 22 scalps under his belt.
Australia have defeated Bangladesh in their previous match by 8 wickets.
Bangladesh batted first and they posted a handsome total of 306 for 8 in 50 overs. Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das gave a fabulous start to Bangladesh, hitting 36 runs each. Towhid Hridoy was the star of the show. He scored 74 runs off 79 deliveries to take Bangladesh past the 300 run mark to finish at 306 in 50 overs.
During the chase, Australia lost Travis Head early on in the innings. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh then took the responsibility of taking Australia over the line. Warner made 53 off 61 balls while Marsh smashed 177 not out in 132 balls to take Australia home in the 45th over with 8 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – South Africa
Who will win?- South Africa
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Quinton de Kock (South Africa), David Warner (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Josh Hazelwood (Australia)
Most Sixes – Aiden Markram (South Africa), David Warner (Australia)
Player of the Match- Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Team Scores Batting first – South Africa 320+, Australia 310+
Match Handicap: South Africa
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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