Every cricket lover will probably remember the disappointed faces of Lance Klusener at Edgbaston and AB de Villiers at Auckland. South Africa Team five-time champion on Thursday Australia When it faces India in the semi-finals of the World Cup, its intention will be to erase these bitter memories of defeats in the last four matches in the past and the label of ‘chokers’ (those who succumb to pressure). Every South African fan hates the word ‘chokers’ and the Australian team, accustomed to winning big matches, would like to rub salt into its wounds once again. Australia dominates the fifty-over World Cup, having won five out of 12 titles so far. Of these, four have been found in the last six sessions. On the other hand, South Africa has reached the semi-finals four times out of nine and lost. In his World Cup debut against England in 1992, he lost the semi-final due to a calculation error due to rain rules. At the same time, in 1999, after the match against Australia was tied, he had to be dropped due to poor run rate. In the year 2015, Grant Elliot played the only memorable innings of his career at Eden Park.
South Africa’s performance has been excellent
Apart from being out for 83 runs in the league match against India on November 5 at the same ground and the unexpected defeat at the hands of Netherlands, South Africa has performed brilliantly so far. Four of his top six batsmen have scored centuries. Wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock has scored 591 runs so far. Rassie Van der Dussen has scored runs at number three with an average of 55.25. Heinrich Klaasen has been very effective on a pitch that supports spinners, while Aiden Markram has played the role of a good finisher. South Africa has scored more than 300 runs six times.
Australia made the best comeback
Australia has won seven consecutive matches after losing to India and South Africa in the league stage and has achieved its best form at the right time. After seven wickets fell for 91 runs against Afghanistan, Glenn Maxwell single-handedly led the team to victory by scoring unbeaten 201 runs. He could not play the last group match due to injury, but will now return in place of Marcus Stoinis. Experienced David Warner, who has scored consecutive centuries against Pakistan and Netherlands, is also a player in big matches. We have scanned Maxwell several times to ensure that he is completely fine. However, Australia will announce the final eleven at the time of the toss. South Africa is a strong team, but this time they want to experience the moment of winning the World Cup.
South African team
Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Hendricks, Marco Jensen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reis van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Pat Cummins (captain), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc.