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Cricket Match Information:
The South Africa vs Australia first T20 international cricket game will be played at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. It will be the first T20 of the three-match T20 series followed by three ODI’s between the two sides. Our prediction is of a close contest between the two sides in the first cricket game.
- Tournament: England tour of South Africa 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 09:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 21.02.2020
- Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
- Weather: Temperature: 29 degrees, Thunderstorms: 60%
- Team A: South Africa
- Team B: Australia
- Team A Captain: Quinton de Kock
- Team B Captain: Aaron Finch
South Africa are being led by Quinton de Kock in this cricket series. He led his side well in the recently concluded England’s tour of South Africa. Although South Africa did not manage to win either of those series, he showed ample tactical moves to suggest that he is going to be the future for South Africa.
South Africa lost the cricket series against England after losing the final game. They had scored a huge 222 runs on batting first, but England got there with ease and won the series. It is once again going to be a high-profile series especially since it is going to be against their rivals, Australia.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Kagiso Rabada in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock
- Henrich Klassen
- JJ Smuts
- D Pretorius
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- David Miller
- Kagiso Rabada
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Dale Steyn
- L Ngidi
Australia are going to be led by Aaron Finch in this cricket series. He led his side to victory in their last T20 series played at home against Pakistan. Australia had clean-swept Pakistan in that cricket series.
Australia will be hosting the upcoming T20 series World Cup and they know that a lot will be expected of them in that tournament. Hence, they seem to have shifted their focus to the T20 format and as a result, we can see that all their prime players are part of their squad on this tour.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Pat Cummins and Mitch Starc in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Australia’s playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- Pat Cummins
- Jhye Richardson
- Ashton Agar
- Mitchell Marsh
- Glenn Maxwell
- Steven Smith
- Mitchell Starc
- Matthew Wade
- David Warner
- Alex Carrey
Expert Prediction: SA vs AUS
South Africa and Australia are going to lock horns yet again on the South African shores. This will be the first time that the likes of David Warner and Steve Smith will be playing in front of a South Africa crowd after the ball-tampering scandal. That scandal had led to Warner and Smith being banned by Cricket Australia for one year.
South Africa would be hoping that it plays on the mind of both players because they are going to be extremely crucial for Australia’s success on this tour. South Africa played some good cricket against England but could not close out the games hence, they lost the series. They have a new leader in Quinton de Kock and he is leaving no stones unturned to get the cricket back on track for his country.
Australia, on the other hand, have come with their strongest team and it is already giving an unbeatable aura, just like how they were in the years gone by. With the presence of Warner, Smith, Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins, any side will be worried about them. But for Australia, it will be about how all these superstars play together in the format where they have not been seen much playing for their country.
Our prediction is of an exciting first game of cricket. A high score should be expected with the pitch being a beauty and some fine batsmen on the show. Due to the presence of all their superstars, our prediction is of Australia’s win in the first T20 game.
Astrology Prediction: SA vs AUS
Luck seemed to evade Quinton de Kock when he needed it the most in the recently concluded series against England. Hence, our prediction is of a winning start for Australia in this cricket series.
Toss prediction? – The T20 format generally favours the chasing side. These two sides are not indifferent to that fact. Hence, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman –Quinton de Kock (SA), David Warner (AUS)
Top Bowler – Dale Steyn (SA), Mitch Starc (AUS)
Most Sixes – Quinton de Kock (SA), David Warner (AUS)
Man of the Match – David Warner (AUS)
Team Scores Batting first – South Africa (160+), Australia (170+)
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