Cricket Prediction World Cup – Australia vs South Africa – Semi-finalist Australia take on South Africa in their final group game

Cricket match date: 06th July 2019

Cricket match time06:00 pm IST

Cricket match location: Old Trafford, Manchester

Cricket Match format: ODI

Tournament: World Cup

Team A: Australia

Team B: South Africa

Team A Captain: Aaron Finch

Team B Captain: Faf du Plessis

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Cricket Match Preview:

Under any other circumstances, this game would have been termed as one of the biggest if not the biggest game of the tournament, but such has been the performance of South Africa in the tournament that it is going to be one of the most inconsequential clashes ever between the two sides. Australia have already qualified for the semi-final, whereas South Africa are completely out of contention.

It would have not occurred even in the dreams of South African skipper Faf du Plessis, when his team last visited the Australian shores, that this team will be the first one to qualify for the semis come the World Cup. Even more than that, it would have not occurred to him at all that his own side will perform so poorly. In the last five cricket games between the two sides, South Africa have won four games, leaving the semi-finalists with only one win. But when these two sides meet each other on Saturday, none of that is going to matter.

One would say that Australia have timed this to perfection. Despite struggling for major portions of last year, they came into the tournament and, apart from their India game, showed their class. What is even more dangerous for the other teams is the fact that it still looks like they are not playing to their true potential. While David Warner, Aaron Finch and Mitch Starc have been at the forefront of their form, the others have not quite managed to make their mark.

South Africa, on the other hand, would be pleased with their last game against Sri Lanka. After struggling right throughout the tournament, they finally produce their best cricket game. They bowled out Sri Lanka on a good pitch for just over a 200 score and then chased it down with nine wickets in hand. While nothing can give them the solace of missing out on the semi-final, a win over Australia would certainly help them overcome some sorrows. 

Cricket Match Information:

Australia and South Africa will clash with each other in their final group game of cricket in this World Cup. Australia have already qualified for the semi-final, whereas South Africa are out of the contention now. So far, Australia have played eight cricket games and won seven, whereas South Africa have played eight as well and won only two games of cricket.

Australia

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Australia are being led by Aaron Finch in the World Cup. They became the first team to qualify for the semi-final. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last game of cricket.

Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:

  • Aaron Finch
  • David Warner
  • Steve Smith
  • Alex Carrey
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Nathan Lyon 
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Mitch Starc
  • Jason Behrendorff 
  • Pat Cummins

South Africa

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

South Africa are being led by Faf du Plessis in the World Cup. They are coming into this cricket game after a win over Sri Lanka. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Hashim Amla
  • HE van der Dussen
  • David Miller
  • JP Duminy
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Imran Tahir
  • Chris Morris
  • Lungi Ngidi

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

In all likelihood, Faf du Plessis is going to relinquish the captaincy after this cricket game. Hence, he would like to leave his mark in this game with his performance as well as with his captaincy. Our prediction is of a good performance from him in this cricket game.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The last international ODI cricket game played here was between India and West Indies recently. It was a sluggish surface, where India scored 268 runs and then beat West Indies by 125 runs. Our prediction is of the score of around 275 again in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.

Our Prediction:

Australia will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have been in very good form in the World Cup, whereas their opponents have just been the opposite. Hence, our prediction is of another fine Australian win.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Steve Smith (AUS) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Mitch Starc (AUS) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Glenn Maxwell (AUS)


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BetRallyIndia.com Odds

Australia – 1.39

South Africa – 3.00

*odds may change anytime

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