After the first semifinal which was won by India, the second semifinal will be played between Australia and South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 16 at 2 PM IST. South Africa made it to the semifinal after finishing their league stage journey at the second position in the points table after earning 14 points from nine matches. They won seven of their nine matches. Australia, on the other hand, secured their semi-final berth by finishing third in the league standings. They won seven matches and lost two. For South Africa, Quinton de Kock has been in a supreme form. Kock’s tally of 591 runs at an average of 65.66 is only behind Virat Kohli.
For Australia, David Warner leads the run charts with 499 runs in 9 matches, maintaining an average of 55.44. After a recent half-century against Bangladesh in the last group game, he aims to continue the momentum in the upcoming crucial semi-final.
From among the bowlers of both the teams, Marco Jansen has picked up 17 wickets at an average of 24.41. In the last five matches, he has taken 11 of these wickets.
Ahead of semifinal 2 of the Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know.
South Africa vs Australia Injury Update
Both teams do not have any injury concerns and are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI.
Australia vs South Africa Predicted XI
Australia Playing XI
1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Marnus Labuschagne, 6 Josh Inglis (wk), 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
South Africa Playing XI
1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt)/Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Gerald Coetzee, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
Australia vs South Africa Match Details
Match: Australia vs South Africa
Date & Time: November 16, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Australia vs South Africa Fantasy Team
Wicket-Keepers: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: David Warner (vc), Steve Smith, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Aiden Markram (c), Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Keshav Maharaj
Australia vs South Africa: Kolkata Weather and Pitch Report
The pitch at the Eden Gardens is balanced. But the teams batting first have held an advantage at this venue in recent times. 10 of the last 13 ODI matches played here were won by the teams batting first.
The weather in Kolkata will be cloudy and rain may interrupt the game. The temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius.
Australia vs South Africa, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Australia and South Africa will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Australia vs South Africa Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Australia vs South Africa match. The toss will take place at 2.00 PM IST.
Australia vs South Africa ODI Matches Head-to-Head
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Australia vs South Africa Match Prediction
South Africa have won nine out of their last 11 ODI matches over Australia. This includes the group stage game played between the two a couple of weeks ago. However, Australia too boast a formidable side and the result of the game could go either way.