South Africa and Australia will meet each other in a five-match ODI series, starting on September 7, and it will conclude on September 17, ahead of the 2023 World Cup in India.
Australia, who whitewashed South Africa in the three-match T20I series, will be looking to continue their dominance in the ODIs as well. Mitchell Marsh has been in good touch with the bat, aggregating 186 runs in three matches, while Sean Abbott has done well with the ball, picking up eight wickets.
South Africa, looking to bounce back after their disappointing T20I series. Reeza Hendricks will play a vital role for the Proteas in the ODIs. Hendricks has scored 101 runs in three matches, while skipper Aiden Markram has also scored 97 runs.
The upcoming series will be the 14th ODI series between the two teams, with South Africa having won it on seven occasions and Australia having won four times. The other two series have been drawn. The highest successful chase in an ODI between the two teams is South Africa’s 438, while South Africa’s lowest total is 69. The series will begin at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, before moving to Potchefstroom, Centurion, and Johannesburg, respectively. Can South Africa regain the momentum, or will the Aussies continue their dominance?
Head to Head: In 103 ODIs played between them, South Africa have a slight upper hand with 51 wins, compared to Australia’s 48 wins, and three games ended tied, and one match had no result. In South Africa, 46 matches have been played, with the hosts winning 25 matches, Australia winning 20 matches, and one match ending in a tie.
88- Travis Head (1912) requires 88 runs to reach 2000 ODI runs
97– Alex Carey (2903) requires 97 runs to complete 3000 International runs
60- Aiden Markram (1440) requires 60 more runs to complete 1500 ODI runs
2 – Markram (148) requires two fours to complete 150 fours in ODIs
1- Wayne Parnell (99) needs one wicket to complete 100 ODI wickets
34 – Quinton de Kock (5966) requires 34 more runs to complete 6000 ODI runs
7 – Quinton (93) needs seven sixes to complete 100 Sixes
122- David Miller (3888) needs 122 runs to complete 4000 ODI runs.
11- Miller (289) needs 11 fours to complete 300 fours in ODIs
6 – Marcus Stoinis (44) needs six maximums to complete 50 sixes in ODIs
8- David Warner (92) needs eight sixes to complete 100 sixes in ODIs
14 – David Warner (5986) needs 14 more runs to complete 6000 ODI runs as an opener