South Africa tour of Australia, 2018
Australia vs South Africa, Only T20I Match Preview
Australia and South Africa go head to head into the only T20I scheduled to take place at Carrara Oval, Queensland on Saturday. South Africa clinched the three ODI series by 2-1 after registering wins in the first and third ODI by 6 wickets and 40 runs respectively.
In the T20 practice match played on Wednesday between the visitors and Cricket Australia XI, South Africa turned out victorious by 41 runs.
Batting first, South Africa posted a competing 201-5 on board with the help of 40+ scores from Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klassen.
In response, Cricket Australia XI finished at 160-7 in the 20 overs, falling short of 41 runs. Chris Morris with two wickets was the pick of the bowler for South Africa while Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamshi and Imran Tahir bagged one wicket each.
The Kangaroos were clean swept by Pakistan in UAE and are going through a very lean patch. Following the only T20I against South Africa, is the three-match T20Is against India starting from November 21 which the hosts would be thinking about in the back of their mind. Let’s see if playing in their home conditions helps them change the fortune or not.
Venue- Carrara Oval, Queensland
Matchday- November 17, Saturday at 01:50 PM IST
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Aaron Finch(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa
Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Dwaine Pretorius, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks
Here’s the probable AUS vs SA playing 11-
Wicket-keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Aaron Finch, D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, B McDermott
All-rounder – Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa, (Nathan Coulter-Nile)
Wicket-keeper – Quinton de Kock
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klassen, Aiden Markram, David Miller
All-rounder – Andile Phehlukwayo/Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris
Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi/Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada
In wicketkeeping, Quinton de Kock will be a better pick as Alex Carey comes lower in the batting order.
In batting, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, D Arcy Short, Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis will be perfect. Although the Aussies have not produced any big inning so far in series, they are amongst the best T20 specialists.
In all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris are the sure shot. One of Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius is expected to play.
Fantasy Tip: Ashton Agar playing chances are low.
In bowling, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Rabada will form the pace attack of the visitor while Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake/ Nathan Coulter-Nile will lead the pace attack for hosts.
Fantasy Tip: One of Tabraiz Shamsi and Imran Tahir will get to play.
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