AUS vs SA Today Match Prediction for Australia vs South Africa 1st Test – Who Will Win AUS vs SA match?

Updated on: Dec 16, 2022 1:38 pm IST

  • AUS vs SA Today Match Prediction

     Australia is all set to host South Africa for the the two-match Test series. The two games will be played on Saturday (17th December) in Brisbane at the Gabba, whereas second game will be a Boxing Day Test and will be played on 26th December in  Melbourne. Both the teams are on the top of the points table of the World Test Championship and therefore it’ll be extremely important for them as a side to win and make their case strong for the final. Let’s take a look at which side is expected to win first game.

    AUS vs SA Match Details

    Fixture Name: Australia vs South Africa, 1st Test
    Competition: South Africa tour of Australia 2022
    Date: 17th December 2022
    Time: 5:50 AM IST
    Ground: The Gabba, Brisbane

    AUS vs SA Pitch Report

    The pitch in Gabba provides equal assistance for both batters as well as the bowlers. The average first innings score at this venue is 330, which dips down as the game progresses. The average second, third and fourth innings average score at the venue is 319, 241 and 163 respectively. The pacers will be into the play for all the five days as the wicket offers great bounce and pace. The venue so far has hosted 66 games, with 25 being won by teams batting first and 25 by teams bowling first. Team winning the toss would want to bat first, as first innings will be best for batting.

    RECENT FORM

    Australia – W W L W W
    South Africa- W W W L L

    AUS vs SA Playing XI

    Australia:

    David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland

    South Africa:

    Dean Elgar, Saral Erwee, Khaya Zondo, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Antrich Nortje, Gerald Coetzee

    AUS vs SA Probable Top Performers

    Probable Best Batter

    Marnus Labuschagne– Stats in Tests 

    Marnus Labuschagne is likely to be the best batter in the 1st Test between Australia and South Africa. The right-hander has been in the staggering form of late and has been scoring runs for fun. His Stats in Test are staggering in 30 games he has 3041 runs and recently he became the No.1 Test batter.

    Matches Runs Average 100s/50s H/S
    30 3041 60.82 10/13 215

    Probable Best Bowler

    Pat Cummins– Stats in Tests

    Australian skipper Pat Cummins is likely to be the best bowler in the first Test. The right-arm pacer is currently the best bowler going around the World cricket. His stats as staggering too as he has 202 wickets in just 44 matches.

    Matches Wickets Average 5W 10W Best
    44 202 21.51 7 1 6/23

    Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Australia and South Africa

    • Australia will be coming to the series on the back of thumping series win against West Indies whereas South Africa suffered defeat in their last Test series against South Africa.
    • Australia have named their playing XI and will be without the services of Josh Hazlewood.
    • Scott Boland will play for Australia instead of Josh Hazlewood
    • Rassie van der Dussen is back for South Africa after prolonged injury
    • According to the AUS vs SA today match prediction, AUS is the favorite to win this match.

    AUS vs SA Head to Head Test Record 

    Matches Played AUS Won SA Won Draw
    78 52 26 0

    Today’s Match Prediction: Australia to win the match

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