AUS vs SA Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 13th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the opening game of the Super 12 stage is scheduled to be played between Australia and South Africa on 23 October (Saturday) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both these teams will be hoping to start their campaign on a winning note.
Both these teams are coming into this match after facing quite different results in their previous few outings. The Australia team suffered mixed fortunes during their practice matches ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 as they defeated New Zealand but suffered a convincing loss at the hands of India in their second warm-up game. On the other hand, South Africa registered impressive wins over Afghanistan and Pakistan in the warm-up matches.
Australia are placed at the 7th spot in the ICC T20I Rankings with 240 rating and 7923 points. On the other hand, South Africa occupies the 5th position with a total of 7489 points. In the 21 T20I games contested between these two teams, Australia have had the upper hand with a total of 13 wins while South Africa have managed to win 8 matches.
Fixture Name: Match 13, Australia vs South Africa
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 23 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: The surface and the conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, bowling first will be a safe option after winning the toss. The par score will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Australia won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of Australia and South Africa players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Quinton de Kock and Tabraiz Shamsi remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Quinton de Kock
BATTERS: Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar
BOWLERS: Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
Australia will definitely start as the favourites to win this match against South Africa. Australia have a mixture of really experienced and young players to do well in this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and they have always dominated South Africa in T20I cricket. On the other hand, South Africa are also very much high on confidence after brilliant wins over Afghanistan and Pakistan in the warm-up matches.
Australia will be hoping to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball at the start of the mega T20 tournament. The likes of Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh will have to take the responsibility in the batting department and they will be looking to be amongst the runs on consistent basis. On the other hand, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood will have to play an important role with the ball.
For the Australian team, swashbuckling batter Glenn Maxwell will be a key player to watch out for in this ICC T20 World Cup due to his spectacular performance in the IPL 2021 season. Maxwell smacked more than 500 runs in a single IPL season at an excellent average of 42.75. He also has a brilliant record in the T20I format having scored 1780 runs from 72 matches at a phenomenal strike-rate of 158.93.
Australia’s left-arm speedster Mitchell Starc is quite an experienced campaigner in the limited-overs format. He has picked up a total of 51 wickets having represented Australia in 41 T20I matches. Mitchell Starc has a fine average of 21.82 and a brilliant economy of 7.23 in the shortest format of the game. He will be a crucial wicket-taking bowler for Australia in this T20 World Cup due to his raw pace in these UAE conditions.
AUS Playing 11 (Confirmed)
The South African side have been superb in both the batting and bowling departments so far in the last few T20I matches. The duo of Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram have performed really well in the opening department and they will have the support of Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller and Temba Bavuma. In the bowling department, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will have to play a significant role.
South Africa’s experienced wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock smashed a wonderful match-winning unbeaten knock of 58 runs off 48 balls that included 7 boundaries in the second T20I against Sri Lanka and also an unbeaten fifty in the final game. The southpaw batsman also scored 36 runs in the first T20I against Sri Lanka. He will once again be a crucial performer for South Africa in the batting department due to his years of experience.
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The No.1 bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings, Tabraiz Shamsi, showed his class in the second T20I match against Sri Lanka registering excellent figures of 3 for 20 in his quota of four overs. He was also economical with the ball in the first match and picked a scalp as well. He has been a consistent wicket-taker for South Africa in the shortest form of the game. The chinaman bowler is just one wicket away from the milestone of 50 scalps in the T20I format.
SA Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Quinton de Kock
Rassie van der Dussen
Watch the Australia vs South Africa ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. A big panel of experienced commentators will be providing their expert comments during this entertaining AUS vs SA encounter from 3:30 PM IST in Abu Dhabi. The crowds will be allowed throughout this T20 World Cup in the UAE.
India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket
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