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Cricket Free Tips | AUS vs SA, 2023: 3rd Test

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AUS vs SA Match Details

Match: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test | South Africa Tour of Australia

Date: Wednesday, 04 January 2023

Time: 04:50 (GMT+5) / 05:00 (GMT+5.5) / 05:30 (GMT+6)

Format: Test

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground

AUS vs SA Preview

  • South Africa and Australia have never lost a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Australia defeated South Africa in their most recent meeting, which took place at the SCG in January 2009.
  • For Australia in this Test series, Travis Head, David Warner, and Steve Smith have displayed respectable form.


At The SCG, Australia will play South Africa. On Wednesday, January 4, the third Test of the three-game series begins at 10:30 local time.

Australia was significantly stronger with both the bat and the ball during the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne after winning the inaugural Test in Brisbane in just two days. In preparation for this series’ penultimate match, Ashton Agar and Matt Renshaw have been summoned back to the Test team.

There were expectations that South Africa was starting a new age of prosperous Test cricket after winning a Test series against India and drawing a series in New Zealand to start 2022. They were soundly defeated in England, though, and haven’t played well at all in this series with the bat.

AUS vs SA Weather Report

Rain is expected over all five days of the Sydney Test, according to the weather forecast.

AUS vs SA Match Toss Prediction

The team that flips the coin hopes to bat first and score first. The bowlers will have something to do on the pitch.

AUS vs SA Pitch Report

The Sydney Cricket Ground will serve as the venue for the game. Compared to the two previous games, this one will include more spin, but overall, the pitch will be excellent for batting.

Australia Team News & Probable Playing XIs

For the third and final game of the series against South Africa, the hosts won’t alter their starting lineup. It will be up to players like David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, and Marnus Labuschagne to score the majority of the runs in the batting department. Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, and Nathan Lyon have all performed quite well with the new ball in the bowling department.

Recent form – W W W W L 

Australia’s Probable XI

Pat Cummins (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Matthew Renshaw, Scott Boland, Travis Head, Josh Hazlewood, and Nathan Lyon.

South Africa Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Rassie van der Dussen, Simon Harmer, and Heinrich Klaasen will replace Theunis De Bruyn, Lungi Ngidi, and Khaya Zondo on the side for this year’s Test at SCG as the visitors aim to make adjustments. The team will be depending on wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne, who has been South Africa’s top run-scorer in this series with 149 runs at an average of 37.25, to lead the team in batting. With 10 wickets to his name, South Africa’s bowler Kagiso Rabada has excelled in the bowling department.

Recent form – L L L L W

South Africa’s Probable XI

Dean Elgar (c), Kyle Verreynne (wk), Sarel Erwee, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen/Heinrich Klaasen, Khaya Zondo, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi.

AUS vs SA Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won  Lost
Australia 2 3
South Africa 3 2

AUS vs SA – 3rd Test, Dream 11


  • Alex Carey
  • Kyle Verreynne


  • David Warner
  • Steve Smith
  • Temba Bavuma 


  • Travis Head (c)
  • Marco Jansen (vc)


  • Nathan Lyon
  • Pat Cummins
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Anrich Nortje

AUS vs SA – 3rd Test, Dream 11

AUS vs SA Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Australia

Top batsman

  • Australia – Steve Smith 
  • South Africa – Temba Bavuma

Top bowler

  • Australia – Nathan Lyon
  • South Africa – Marco Jansen

Most sixes

  • Australia – Steve Smith
  • South Africa – Temba Bavuma

Player of the Match

  • Australia – Steve Smith

Team Scores Batting First

  • Australia – 400+
  • South Africa – 250+

Australia is the favourite to win this match.


Australia is very reliable at home and consistently outplays opponents with both the ball and the bat. This results in a one-sided match when playing a team like South Africa, who really struggle with the bat. Once more, we anticipate South Africa will have some ball-related issues, but not enough to significantly affect the match’s competitiveness. We predict another victory for Australia in this Test.

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