SA vs AUS 1st T20 Match Australia tour of South Africa 2023 – The 1st match of the Australia tour of South Africa 2023 will be played between South Africa vs Australia on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, at 9:30 PM 04:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL at Kingsmead, Durban.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 10:00 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between South Africa vs Australia teams, both teams have very good players.
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SA vs AUS 1st T20 Match Australia tour of South Africa 2023
|Australia tour of South Africa 2023
|South Africa vs Australia
|9:30 PM 04:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
|Wednesday, 30 August 2023
When: South Africa vs Australia Match Australia tour of South Africa 2023 on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 9:30 PM 04:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
Where: Kingsmead, Durban
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South Africa vs Australia 1st T20 Match Pitch Report
The 1st T20 Match match between South Africa and Australia is going to be played at Kingsmead, Durban. The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting. The boundaries at this venue are short and will bring the spinners into play.
What to expect:
South Africa: South Africa’s recent T20I form hasn’t been great; they have lost four of the five matches they have played this year, including a series defeat at home against the West Indies. After that embarrassing exit from the T20 World Cup late last year, the Proteas have a lot to prove as they aim to redeem themselves and regain their lost stature.
Skipper Aiden Markram will be their main batter in the series. Markram has scored 229 runs in his last 10 matches at an average of 36.50 and a strike rate of 150. Another batter to watch out for is Reeza Hendricks. The aggressive T20 opener was in incredible form in the series against the West Indies at home, scoring 172 runs in 3 matches at a strike rate of 204.76.
Uncapped Dewald Brevis is an exciting addition to this squad. The 20-year-old has earned a reputation as a destructive T20 batter and already owns the highest individual T20 score in South Africa (162). We are expecting a quick knock from him in this match.
In the absence of the regular star bowlers, the onus will be on Lungi Ngidi to deliver. Despite his economy being on the higher side at 9.19, the fast bowler has managed to secure an impressive tally of 28 wickets in just 15 home T20Is.
Another bowler who can make a difference is left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. He is South Africa’s highest wicket-taker in T20Is with 74 wickets at an economy of 7.28. The bounce from the Durban pitch should help Shamsi trouble the batters.
South Africa Key Players
- Aiden Markram – Aiden Markram will lead the side against Australia. Markram has been one of the most consistent performers for South Africa amassing 966 runs and 8 wickets in 34 T20Is.
- Rassie van der Dussen – Dussen will take charge of the South Africa batting in the middle order. Dussen has a decent record in T20Is, scoring 1044 runs in 41 games. The batter has played and done well in several franchise tournaments in the world.
- Tabraiz Shamsi- Tabraiz Shamsi is a specialist in T20 format. The spinner has picked 74 wickets in 61 matches at an economy of less than 8 in international cricket. Shamsi plays almost every T20 league around and carries a huge amount of experience.
Probable XI: Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (capt), Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, Donovan Ferreira, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
South Africa Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram(c), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs(w), Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Matthew Breetzke, Gerald Coetzee, Donavon Ferreira, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams
Australia: Australia will be without many of its key players for the tour of South Africa. While Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, and Pat Cummins were ruled out due to injuries, star all-rounder Glen Maxwell, who was a part of the squad, will miss the series too due to an ankle injury he picked up during the team’s first training session in Durban.
In Mitchell Marsh, however, Australia has a solid all-rounder who is expected to lead from the front. Marsh has clobbered 190 runs from his last 8 innings at an average of 23.75 and a strike rate of 135.71. He has played 18 T20Is against South Africa, scoring 464 runs in them and picking up 8 wickets.
They also have Marcus Stoinis in the middle order. The dangerous Stoinis is capable of changing the game single-handedly with his lusty blows and has been in pretty good form of late, collecting 191 runs in his last 7 innings at an average of 38.20 and a strike rate of 173.63.
Also watch out for Tim David, the most feared finisher in world cricket at the moment. David has scored the most T20 runs in overs of 16 to 20 this year – 437 at a stunning strike rate of 189.17.
While Australia’s batting still looks strong enough, their bowling, at least on paper, lacks bite. Adam Zampa, Australia’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is with 82 scalps, will be the key bowler in this match and series. He bowls tight lines and is sure to not give away easy runs in the middle overs.
Matthew Short and Spencer Johnson, both uncapped, could earn their first international caps.
Australia Key Players
- Tim David – Tim David brings brute power to the Australian team. The batter has scored 740 runs at a strike rate of 160 in 25 games. David adds a lot of depth to the team and also provides a handy bowling option.
- Mitchell Marsh – Marsh has been named the Australia captain for the T20I series. Marsh brings a lot of stability to the Aussie team. He is a top batter and an equally good bowler. He has scored 1086 runs and taken 15 wickets in 46 games.
- Adam Zampa – With 82 wickets in 72 games, Australia will rest their hopes on ace spinner Adam Zampa to restrict South Africa to a low score. The wicket in Durban will help spinners and Zampa will be the biggest asset for Mitch Marsh.
Probable XI: Matthew Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (capt), Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson
Australia Squad: Matthew Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh(c), Josh Inglis(w), Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Wade, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff
South Africa vs Australia 1st T20 Match Winner
South Africa vs Australia 1st T20 Match Prediction
South Africa will start the match as favorites. The team has named a full-strength squad for the series. Australia, on the other hand, has been marred by injuries to key players like Smith, Starc and Maxwell. They lack depth in batting and venom in bowling. For us, South Africa are big favorite to start.
We expect South Africa to win this match.
South Africa vs Australia 1st T20 Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Josh Inglis
- Matthew Wade
- Tim David
- Aiden Markram
- Reeza Hendricks
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Marco Jansen
- Mitchell Marsh
- Marcus Stoinis
- T Shamzi
- Adam Zampa
South Africa vs Australia 1st T20 Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade
Batters: Tim David, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounders: Marco Jansen, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers: T Shamzi, Adam Zampa
South Africa vs Australia 1st T20 Match Both Teams’ Top Batsmen
Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Makram will be the two main batters in the South Africa team. Both carry a huge amount of experience and have played in multiple franchise leagues. Heinrich Klaassen is another top batter who has a tremendous amount of skills and is a match-winner for his team.
Australia will rest hopes on Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, and Marcus Stoinis. The three batters are Australia’s most experienced b and a lot of Australia’s chances will depend on how the players perform in the series.
South Africa vs Australia 1st T20 Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
The wicket in Durban will assist spinners so Keshav Maharaj and Tabrais Shamsi become key. South Africa will bank on veteran Kagiso Rabada to knock out early Aussie wickets with the new ball.
Debutant Spencer Johnson, who did so well in the Hundred will be looking to make an impact against a top South Africa unit. Adam Zampa will be the best wicket-taking option as the wicket is likely to help the spinners. Nathan Ellis also has experience in T20 cricket.