AUS vs SA Today Match Prediction for Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test – Who Will Win AUS vs SA match?
Updated on: Dec 25, 2022 2:36 pm IST
Australia is currently hosting South Africa in the three-match series. The hosts thumped the Proteas in the first game that saw Test match getting over in just 2 days and taking 1-0 lead. It was a game that saw pacers of both the sides breathing fire and troubling the batters. They last two games will be played on on 26th December in Melbourne and 3rd January in Sydney. 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, 2nd Test
Competition: South Africa tour of Australia 2022
Date: 26th December 2022
Time: 5:00 AM IST
Ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
AUS vs SA Pitch Report
The pitch in Melbourne provides equal assistance for both batters as well as the bowlers. The average first innings score at this venue is 308, which increases in the second innings as it is 310. However, it dips down as the game progresses. The average third and fourth innings average score at the venue is 252 and 171 respectively. The pacers will be into the play for all the five days along with spinners, who too can play part in the game in the later half. The venue so far has hosted 115 games, with 56 being won by teams batting first and 41 by teams bowling first. Team winning the toss would want to bat first and put a good total on the board.
Australia – W L W W W
South Africa- W W L L L
AUS vs SA Probable Playing XIs
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
Dean Elgar (captain), Sarel Erwee, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
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 2nd 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 31 games he has 3057 runs and recently he became the No.1 Test batter.
Probable Best Bowler
Kagiso Rabada – Stats in Tests
South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada is likely to be the best bowler in the second Test between Australia and South Africa. He bowled staggering well in the first game as he took 8 wickets in the game. His overall stats are exceptional as well as he has 265 wickets
AUS vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Australia and South Africa
- Australia will be coming into the match on the back of staggering win first game. Whereas South Africa will come into the game on the back of three consecutive losses.
- Josh Hazlewood will miss the second game as well due to injury
- Whereas Scott Boland will continue in the 11
- Theunis de Bruyn can replace Rassie Van der Dussen in the second game.
- 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
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