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World Cup 2019: Australia vs. South Africa Match Prediction

The ICC World Cup 2019 is inching closer to semi-finals, in the last league stage game, defending champions Australia will take on mighty South Africa aiming to retain the top spot. 

Pitch Details

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Total Matches played: 50

Matches won batting first: 22

Matches won batting second: 27

Average 1st innings score: 223 

Average 2nd innings score: 194

Reports 

In the previous games played at this venue, team batting second struggled to chase the total. Bowlers are expected to get a good advantage in the second half of the game. So, keeping this in mind, teams will opt to bat first after winning the toss.

Weather Conditions

Reports suggest minimal chances of rain to take place throughout the match. There might be some rain in the morning. The temperature will be 19 degrees Celsius which will come down to 13 degrees Celsius as the day progresses. The humidity will be on the higher side approximately in the mid-70s.

Team Preview

Australia 

Aaron Finch led team is at the top spot in the points table with 14 points, and with a win in this match, they will finish the league stage at the same position. Apart from defeat against India, the Aussies have shown dominance over all other teams of the tournament. 

News

Glenn Maxwell got injured during the net session, so the team management might give him rest for this match. Apart from him, Shaun Marsh has been already ruled out of the tournament due to a fractured arm. Peter Handscomb is included in the 15-member squad in place of him and is likely to replace Glenn Maxwell in the match against the Proteas.

Probable Playing XI: Aaron Finch(C), Alex Carey(wk), David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon

South Africa

Faf du Plessis and Co. didn’t live up the expectations in this tournament. The team has only managed to win two matches in this tournament so far. Now, the Proteas will be eyeing to end their World Cup 2019 campaign with a win and give their fans something to enjoy.

News 

South Africa might play with the same squad that played against Sri Lanka in their last match. The team has performed well in the previous game and will be eyeing to repeat the same performance in this match.

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

Key Players

Australia: David Warner

South Africa: Hashim Amla

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches: 5

Australia win: 3

South Africa win: 1

Tied: 1

Let’s see what happens in the upcoming face-off between the Kangaroos and the Proteas.

Till then, follow MyTeam11 for more updates and information about the upcoming fixtures and the latest happenings in the Sports World.

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