South Africa and Australia are all set to face each other in a multi-format white-ball series that is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 30. Both sides will begin the series with three T20I matches, with the first T20I being held at the Kingsmead Stadium Cricket Ground in Durban, South Africa.
Australia will be coming into the series after a long-lasting Test season, where they triumphed in the World Test Championship final and drew the Ashes 2023. The white-ball series should be a breath of fresh air for the Aussies. On the other hand, South Africa will come into the series on the back of a two-match T20I series win against the Netherlands, and the hosts will look to keep up their momentum.
SA vs AUS Match Details:
Match: South Africa vs Australia, 1st T20I Match
Venue: Kingsmead Stadium Cricket Ground, Durban
Date & Time: Wednesday, August 29, 09:30 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: FanCode
SA vs AUS Pitch Report:
The surface at Kingsmead Stadium Cricket Ground is preferred by the batters. However, in the early stages of the game, bowlers could prove to be a threat. The batters will look to steadily build their innings and post a big total on the board. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss could be a wise decision at this venue.
SA vs AUS Head-to-Head:
Played – 22 , SA – 8, AUS – 14
SA vs AUS Probable Playing XI
South Africa (SA):
T Stubbs, RR Hendricks, AK Markram (C), HE van der Dussen, DA Miller, Q de Kock (wk), H Klaasen, T Shamsi, KA Maharaj, K Rabada, A Nortje
Tim David, TM Head, MP Stoinis, MW Short, MR Marsh (C), Sean Abbott, JP Inglis (wk), MS Wade, JP Behrendorff, A Zampa, Nathan Ellis
Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter-
Mitchell Marsh (Australia):
Australian skipper Mitchell Marsh could be the best batter in the side’s upcoming T20I match against South Africa. Marsh has been in terrific form recently, and he will be keen on keeping it up in the first T20I. With 190 runs in his last eight matches, Marsh could be a key player.
Probable Best Bowler-
Lungi Ngidi (South Africa):
Star South African pacer Lungi Ngidi could be expected to be the best bowler in the forthcoming T20I against Australia. It is worth noting that Lgidi has been one of the best players for South Africa, and with 11 wickets in seven matches, Ngidi could be the ace up the Proteas’ sleeve.