In the 45th fixture of ICC World Cup 2019, Australia would come head to head against the chokers- South Africa at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday.
Australia would be looking forward to finishing on the top of the point table to face New Zealand in the semi-finals of the tournament if they manage to beat South Africa in this clash.
South Africa is already out of the tournament with two wins in seven matches. Let’s see if South Africa manages to demolish Aussies in their last encounter.
Toss Update: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first
Australia changes: Unchanged
South Africa changes: Amla out for Shamsi
Australia: W, W, W, W, W
South Africa: W, L, L, W, L
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: July 09, 06:00 PM
The weather on the match day is going to be cloudy with a gentle breeze and the pitch at Old Trafford is excellent for batting but spinners will have an advantage, so batsmen need to be careful in the middle overs.
Australia won: 47
South Africa won: 40
No result: 01
Australia team news:
Left-hand batsmen Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of this World Cup due to a fractured forearm.
Peter Handscomb will be replacing him.
Glen Maxwell might not feature in this clash as she suffered an injury during practice.
South Africa Team news:
South Africa found themselves struggling in the entire tournament as they managed to win two games out of 8.
D Miller might come in place of JP Duminy after recovering from injury.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
Fantasy picks from Austalia:
David Warner has scored 516 runs in last 8 innings at an average of 73.71. Warner has been exceptional throughout the tournament, so can’t afford to miss him.
Starc has scalped 14 wickets in 11 matches against South Africa with best being 4/32. He has got 24 wickets in the World Cup 2019. He is worth betting on.
Aaron Finch has got four fifties and two centuries against South Africa in 18 innings. He has smashed 504 runs in 8 innings in the World Cup.
Fantasy picks from South Africa:
Rabada has been lethal with the ball. He has bagged 16 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 29.18.
H Amla has scored 203 runs from 7 innings in the world cup. He is worth relying on.
Faf du Plessis has an amazing record against Australia. He has scored 980 runs in 20 innings at an average of 51.57. He is the leading run scorer for Africa in this World Cup with 287 runs from 7 innings.
Captain and Vice Captain: A Finch&D Plessis
Since Amla and Ngidi are not playing, you can choose R V der Dussen in place of Amla and Shamshi in place of Ngidi as his replacement.
Captain and vice-captain: D Warner & A Carey