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SA vs AUS Semi Final Match Preview, Playing11, Weather Report, Pitch Report

By Kaif - November 16, 2023 12:51 PM

The 2nd Semi-Final Match of the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 tournament between SA vs AUS will be played on Nov 16 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. This match will start at 02:00 PM(IST).

SA vs AUS Semi Final Match Preview

The second semi-final match of the World Cup 2023 tournament between South Africa and Australia will be played today at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. South Africa and Australia have performed brilliantly in the tournament, winning 7-7 out of 9 matches, however, due to better run rate, Africa has remained at the second position in the points table.

Mitchell Marsh has performed very well batting for Australia in the last match, while on the other hand, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen are continuously performing well for the South African team.

In this semi-final match, both the teams are expecting good performance from their key players. In the last 5 years, 13 matches have been played between the two teams in which South Africa team has won 10 matches.

SA vs AUS Semi Final Who will win today: South Africa are looking in good form in recent matches, they are strong contenders to win the match. Quinton de Kock will be the top batsman option for the smaller leagues. Rassie van der Dussen would be a good choice for captaincy in the Grand League.

SA vs AUS Playing 11

South Africa (SA) Possible Playing 11: 1.Quinton de Kock(WK), 2. Temba Bavuma(C), 3. Rassie van der-Dussen, 4. Aiden Markram, 5. Heinrich Klaasen(WK), 6. David Miller, 7. Andile Phehlukwayo, 8. Keshav Maharaj, 9. Gerald Coetzee, 10. Lungi Ngidi, 11. Kagiso Rabada

Australia (AUS) Possible Playing 11: 1.Travis Head, 2. David Warner, 3. Mitchell Marsh, 4. Steven Smith, 5. Marnus Labuschagne, 6. Josh Inglis(WK), 7. Marcus Stoinis, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Pat Cummins(C), 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Josh Hazlewood

SA vs AUS Weather Report

The second semi-final match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. There is a shadow of rain over this match. There is a 50 percent chance of rain in Kolkata on Thursday. The temperature can remain between 24 to 27 degrees. In such a situation, if it rains, there is no need to worry, a reserve day has been kept for the semi-final match.

Eden Gardens Kolkata Weather Report

  • Temperature: 27 °C and cloudy
  • Forecast: High of 27 °C and low of 24 °C today
  • Rain: 50% chance of rain today
  • Feels like: 31 °C due to humidity
  • Wind: 13-km/h wind blowing from the east

This means that if the match is affected due to rain, then the match will be resumed the next day i.e. on 17th November from the same place from where it was stopped, but if even on the reserve day, rain knocks during the match and the match will be stopped due to rain. If it gets washed out due to ODI, then the top team on the points table will get the ticket for the final. In this situation the South African team will benefit.

SA vs AUS Pitch Report

The second semi-final match of the World Cup 2023 between South Africa and Australia (SA vs AUS) is to be played at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata. Batsmen dominate this ground. The last match was played between England and Pakistan on this ground, where the English team, batting first, scored 337 runs on the score board. However, not many big scores have been seen here in this World Cup. Along with the batsmen, the pitch also provides good help to the fast bowlers in the beginning.

Eden Gardens Pitch Report: The Eden Gardens ground has hosted a total of 39 ODI matches so far. Out of these, in 23 matches the team batting first has won, while in 15 matches the team chasing has won. That is, the decision to bat first after winning the toss has proved to be more effective on this ground.

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