ODI World Cup 2023: Semi-Final 2, SA vs AUS Match Prediction – Who will win today’s ODI World Cup match between SA vs AUS?

South Africa and Australia will take on each other in second semi-final on Thursday, November 16, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Who will win today's ODI World Cup match between South Africa vs Australia
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In the upcoming semi-final clash at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, South Africa (SA) square off against Australia (AUS) in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. South Africa's campaign, marked by prowess, witnessed only a stumble against the Netherlands and a substantial loss to India. Despite their dominance, a susceptibility to chasing remains evident. Navigating this challenge becomes crucial as they step into the knockout phase, emphasising the need for strategic caution while chasing in pursuit of victory.

In the realm of World Cup cricket, discounting Australia are a grave error, and the adage holds true. Following initial setbacks, written off by many after two defeats, they've orchestrated a stunning resurgence with seven consecutive triumphs, catapulting into the semi-finals. The momentum is undeniable; Australia are undeniably entrenched in the zone of formidable form, proving once again their capacity for compelling turnarounds on the grand stage.

Match Details

Match South Africa vs Australia, ODI World Cup 2023, Semi-Final 2
Venue Eden Gardens in Kolkata
Date & Time Thursday, November 16, 2:00 PM (IST)
Live Streaming Details Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app and website

Eden Gardens Pitch Report:

The Eden Gardens pitch, exhibiting a gradual deceleration, favours initial batting but progressively loses its pace. As the innings progress, spinners become pivotal, exploiting the surface's grip. Seamers, facing a less responsive ball, resort to cutters towards the end. Chasing becomes a formidable task under the lights, with increased ball movement and a more challenging batting surface. Early advantage notwithstanding, the pitch dynamics demand strategic adaptability for success in both batting and bowling pursuits.

SA vs AUS Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 109
South Africa won 55
Australia won 50
N/R 1
Tied 3
First Played 26 Feb 1992
Last Played 12 Oct 2023

Probable Playing XIs for SA vs AUS

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Gerald Coetzee


David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

Probable Top Performers from SA vs AUS

Probable Best Batter: Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh, fuelled by an outstanding, unbeaten 177 against Bangladesh, cements his role as a linchpin for Australia. At the forefront of the batting charts, he's on the verge of a remarkable 500-run milestone. Marsh's versatility extends beyond his dynamic batting; his adept bowling prowess adds a crucial dimension to the squad. A genuine all-rounder, his skills make him an indispensable asset, defining him as a pivotal player in the team.

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Probable Best Bowler: Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa's prowess in World Cup 2023 shines with 22 scalps, claiming wickets at a staggering rate of one every three-and-a-half overs, boasting an enviable average of 18.90. His pivotal all-round contribution was pivotal in Australia's triumph over England at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, solidifying Zampa's status as a match-winner with both ball and bat.

Today’s Match Prediction: Australia to win the match 

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Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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