South Africa (SA) and Australia (AUS) are all set to square off in the third ODI of their ongoing five-match ODI series. For Australia, Marnus Labuschagne has been in great form, scoring 80 and 124 in two innings. He is a strong contender to be Australia’s top batter. Temba Bavuma has also performed well, scoring 114 and 46 in two innings for South Africa.
South Africa must win the 3rd ODI against Australia, which will be played at Senwes Park, in Potchefstroom, on September 12. Australia have been impressive on the tour, winning all five games so far. In the second ODI, they posted 392-8 and bowled out South Africa for 269.
The Proteas’ batters have been below par, and they need to step up in a must-win game. South Africa made changes in the previous game, in a bid to rehearse for the upcoming mega global event. However, they suffered a setback in the form of pacer Anrich Nortje, who got ruled out due to back spasms. On the other hand, Australia too are utilizing the series to give opportunities to their World Cup players, with Tim David and Aaron Hardie making their ODI debuts in the 2nd ODI.
SA vs AUS Match Details:
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 12, 04:30 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and FanCode
SA vs AUS Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to be good for batting, with some movement early on, batters will have to spend some time before going for the big shots.
Check Here: Live Score – South Africa vs Australia, 3rd ODI
SA vs AUS Head-to-Head Record:
SA vs AUS Probable Playing XI
South Africa (SA):
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter:
Temba Bavuma (South Africa):
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma hit a sensational century in the first ODI match and looked good in the second ODI match as well. He will aim to continue his sublime form as many other batters are yet to find their mojo. He has represented the national team in 28 ODIs and has amassed an impressive 1304 runs in the process.
Probable Best Bowler:
Josh Hazlewood (Australia):
In the absence of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood has the responsibility of leading the pace unit for one more time. He picked up three wickets in the first match and was rested for the second match. Hazlewood will be hoping to continue with the same momentum to help Australia take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
Also Check: South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI: Stats Preview
Today’s Match Prediction: Australia to win the 3rd ODI Match
AUS vs RSA
Check: SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction