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Match Prediction: South Africa vs Australia, 1st ODI

The hosts, South Africa, faced an embarrassing series defeat in the shortest format of the game, and now they will be meeting Australia for a 3-game ODI series. The first match of the series will be played on February 29th at the Boland Park in Paarl, beginning at 4:30 PM IST. 

Looking at the past stats, South Africa has dominated Australia in the 50-over format of the game, winning nine ODIs of the 12 played, since the beginning of the year 2016. However, Australia, on the other hand, has dominated the shortest format of the game and shall be looking forward to grabbing the ODIs too. 

Pitch Report & Weather Conditions 

The pitch at the Boland Park in Paarl is known to offer a fair balance between the bat and the ball. Something similar is expected in the upcoming match too. The team winning the toss is expected to bat first. 

The weather will be sunny, making it perfect for a match day. The temperature will be around 21-26 degrees Celsius with no chances of rain. 

Probable Playing XI

South Africa 

Quinton de Kock (c&wk), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Heinrich Klassen, JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi


Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Wade, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Key Players 

South Africa 

Quinton de Kock

Temba Bavuma


David Warner

Aaron Finch 

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