ODI World Cup 2023: The two in-form teams of the ODI World Cup 2023 will play the second semi-finals tomorrow. The Aussies have done really well to be in the top four in this tournament. They had lost their opening encounters against India and South Africa. Still, they bounced back really well and made it to the semis.
South Africa has been the batting powerhouse of the ODI World Cup 2023. They have scored the highest total of this fifty overs competition in this edition and their batters have been in sublime form as well.
But their only weak link is while chasing. The Proteas lost to Netherlands and India in a run chase. They even narrowly escaped in a match versus Pakistan as well.
Match – South Africa Vs Australia Semi-Final Second of ODI World Cup 2023
Day and Date – Thursday, 16th November 2023
Toss Time – 1.30 PM IST and Local, 8 AM GMT
Match Time – 2 PM Local and IST, 8.30 AM GMT
Venue – Eden Gardens in Kolkata
TV Channel – Star Sports
Live Streaming – Disney+ Hotstar
Australia and South Africa have faced each other seven times in the history of ODI World Cup matches. The Aussies have won three one-day international games in this tournament while the South Africans have won only three matches till now in this fifty overs event. One game was also resulted in a tie between these two sides.
South Africa will have a physiological edge over the Aussies when they will met tomorrow in the semi-final two clash of the ODI World Cup 2023.
The Proteas won the last encounter played against the Baggy Green side in Lucknow in the league stage of this ODI event.
South Africa thrashed Australia by 134 runs at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
1992 – South Africa won by nine wickets.
1999 – Australia won by five wickets
2007 – Australia won by 83 runs.
Australia won by seven wickets
2019 – South Africa won by 10 runs
2023 – South Africa won by 134 runs
From 1992 to their last encounter in the ODI World Cup 2023, Australia and South Africa have played 109 one-day international matches so far. In that, the Aussies have fifty wins under their belt while the Proteas have won 55 matches till now.
South Africa also won the last ODI series against Australia which was played before the start of this ongoing event in India.
South Africa - Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee/Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada.
Australia – Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith/Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis/Cameron Green, Josh Inglish(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood.
The Aussies have not played even one match in this ODI World Cup 2023 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Tomorrow’s match versus South Africa will be their first at that iconic stadium for Australia.
But the Proteas had played one match there and they lost by a whopping margin against India. South Africa lost that match by 243 runs.
Batters – Aiden Markram, Steve Smith and Quinton de Kock
Bowlers – Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Lungi Ngidi
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell and Keshav Maharaj
Wicket-keeper – Henrich Klaasen
Vice-captain – Mitchell Marsh
Captain – David Miller