South Africa v Australia Match Prediction Tips | Who will win Today’s Match
3rd Test at Newlands, Cape Town Match Preview
Thursday, March 22, 2:00 PM IST
After a great deal of off-field Rabada-Smith drama, South Africa and Australia are all set to play the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town. The hosts have breathed a sigh of relief after Kagiso Rabada, the top-ranked bowler in the world, was given clean chit to play the third test.
Kagiso Rabada delivered a Man-of-the-Match performance in Port Elizabeth, accounting 11/150 across two innings to help the hosts level the series 1-1 with a six-wicket win. AB de Villiers was the other star performer in the last Test.
Speaking of the wicket, the venue has been a South African stronghold for long. It is expected to be a green-top with assistance for the quicker bowlers.
Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Vernon Philander, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn/ Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi/ Morne Morkel, Keshav Maharaj
Steve Smith (c), Nathan Lyon, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa: AB de Villiers has been the stand out batsman in the series. Rabada, who picked up his fourth career ten-wicket haul in the second Test, is the in-form bowler for the Proteas.
Australia: Steve Smith had a quiet series so far, with only one 50+ score to show for, but can’t be written off. David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood are other who can have a big impact on this match.
It is a pressure game between the two evenly matched sides. The momentum is with the hosts, but for sure the tourists won’t sit quietly.
Note: This SA vs AUS match preview is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above.
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