T20 World Cup 2021: Match 13 - Australia vs South Africa Match Preview, Playing XI and broadcast details

T20 World Cup 2021: Match 13 – Australia vs South Africa Match Preview, Playing XI and broadcast details

South Africa and Australia will set the stage for the first Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup 2021 at Abu Dhabi.

Australia
Australia. (Photo by Michael Steele-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

South Africa and Australia will set the stage for the first Super 12 game of the T20 World Cup 2021 at Abu Dhabi. Talking of both the teams at the current moment, Australia have not had a great time in the given format in their last two series against Bangladesh and West Indies. Though they have absolutely dominated the 50-over World Cups over the years, they are yet to bag a title in the T20 WC.

Adding to their woes, Kangaroos also lost the warm-up game against India. On the other hand, Proteas have not been able to end their jinx of bagging an ICC Trophy and this tournament might just be their rightful chance. They will be entering the tournament with a lot of confidence under their belt after winning bilateral series against Ireland, Sri Lanka, and West Indies.

Moreover, Temba Bavuma and his army won both their warm-up games recently and it will be a thing to see how they step in the big games from now on. They do have match-winners in all the departments of the game.

Playing Combinations for Australia and South Africa

Australia

Talking about playing XI of Australia, the skipper would have to step up as he is coming after a long break from cricket owing to his injuries. A lot of eyes will be on ace batter David Warner as he has been struggling with his form with the bat whereas a lot of expectations will be pinned on in-form Glenn Maxwell. Cummins’ role will also be major and he is returning from a long break from the game.

Probable Playing XI: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

Bench: Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Swepson, Kane Richardson

South Africa

South Africa boasts of star players in their unit and star batter Quinton de Kock will be expected to shine in this case. Star bowlers like Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, and Kagiso Rabada will have prime importance in the game. Nortje is also coming on the back of great form from IPL 2021.

Probable Playing XI: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius/Lungi Ngidi, David Miller, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Bench: Dwaine Pretorius/Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Wiaan Mulder, Reeza Hendricks

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 21, Australia – 13, South Africa– 8, N/R-

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 1, Australia – 1, South Africa– 0, N/R- 0

Match Details

Match – Australia vs South Africa – Match 13

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network