AUS tour of SA 2023, SA vs AUS, 1st ODI Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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AUS tour of SA 2023

SA vs AUS, 1st ODI


South Africa is set to host Australia for a five match ODI series starting from today. The hosts had a pretty disappointing outing in the preceding T20I leg, where they were bruised, battered and thumped by Australia in all departments of the game, as a result suffered a 0-3 whitewash. 

The Proteas will be hoping to avenge the T20I series embarrassment with a commanding display in the first ODI and fine tune their preparations for the upcoming ODI World Series. 

Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein will host the series opener on September 7. 

Australia have been looking sharp since the start of this year. After defeating India in the World Test Series final, they also retained the Urn in England. 

Now, they will be aiming to continue their spectacular run into the ODI World Series and hopefully lift the championship trophy for a record sixth time.

The two teams last played each other at Durban in the final game of the three T20Is. 

After winning the toss, SA opted to bat first. Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram and Donovan Ferreira chipped in with valuable contributions to propel SA to a competitive total of 190. Sean Abott was Australia’s pick of the bowlers. He ended the game with impressive match figures of 4/31.    

Travis Head powered Australia home with a scintillating 48 ball 91. The high flying knock was studded with eight fours and six sixes.   

Ahead of this fascinating clash, let us have a look at how the two teams will fare out on Thursday. 

Match Details

Match: SA vs AUS, 1st ODI, Australia tour of South Africa, 2023

Date: Thursday, September 07, 2023

Time: 4:30 PM

Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Pitch and Weather Report

The Mangaung Oval surface is quite balanced. Chasing the target down is preferred on this track, and the average first innings total over the 62 matches played here is 260. 

Sunny conditions with a maximum temp of 21 degree celsius is predicted for matchday.

SA vs AUS Squads

SA: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dewald Brevis, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell, Tristan Stubbs

AUS: Mitchell Marsh (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Spencer Johnson, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan Ellis

SA vs AUS Probable Playing XIs

SA: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (C), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

AUS: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (C), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

Match Prediction

We predict the visitors to continue their winning momentum. Australia will win this game and go one up in the five match series. 

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