Pudhari Online Desk: The second penultimate encounter of the ODI World Cup between South Africa and Australia will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first.
South Africa captain Temba Bavumane is a change in the playing-11. Lungi Ngidi’s Jagi Tabrez Shamsi has been included in the composition. Australian captain Pat Cummins has made both changes. Marcus Stoinis and Shaun Abbott have made a comeback, followed by Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell. Either the match against Bangladesh or both would have been given rest.
SA vs AUS 2nd Semi-Final Match: Statistics. Africa ‘heavy’
In ODI matches, both the associations have faced each other a total of 109 times. Of these, Australia has won 55 and South Africa has won 55. Three encounters would have been won and one encounter would have remained undecided. Considering the One-Day World Cup competition, both the associations came face to face 7 times. Australia has won three times and South Africa has won three times in this period. One encounter is true. Both the associations are facing each other in the penultimate round of the World Cup. Japan and Australia won one match and won one match. South Africa and Australia or the neighboring countries are performing strongly and are at the second and third place in the ranking. The union that won today is going to fight for the last time.
Union of South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Australia Union: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (right), Pat Cummins (right), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
ICC World Cup | South Africa win the toss and opt to bat first against Australia in the second semi-finals at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2023