AUS vs SA Today Match Prediction for Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test – Who Will Win AUS vs SA match?

Updated on: Jan 3, 2023 11:21 am IST

  • Australia vs South Africa

    AUS vs SA 3rd Test: Australia is currently hosting South Africa in the three-match series. The hosts thumped the Proteas in the first two games and took an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the series. The final game of the is slated to take place on Wednesday (4th January) in Sydney. Despite the match being dead rubber, it’ll hold a great value for both the teams as crucial WTC points are on the line for both of them. Let’s take a look at which side is expected to win third game.

    AUS vs SA Match Details

    Fixture Name: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd Test
    Competition: South Africa tour of Australia 2022
    Date: 4th December 2022
    Time: 5:00 AM IST
    Ground: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

    AUS vs SA Pitch Report

    The Sydney wicket is traditionally a good batting surface with spinners getting assistance on the 4th and 5th day. The pitch doesn’t have as much bounce as other Australian wickets therefore it is expected that it’ll be a high scoring game. The average first and second innings score at the venue is 318 and 312 respectively which dips down to 252 and 171 in third and fourth innings respectively. The wicket has been quite favourable for teams batting and bowling first.

    RECENT FORM

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

    AUS vs SA Probable Playing XIs

    Australia:

    David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (C), Lance Morris, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland

    South Africa:

    Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Rassie van der Dussen, 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 3rd Test between Australia and South Africa. The right-hander has been in the staggering form of late and with Sydney being the batting paradise it is expected that he will continue his dream run. He failed to make a big score in the first two games and is due for a big knock. His Stats in Test are staggering in 31 games he has 3057 runs and recently he became the No.1 Test batter.

    Matches Runs Average 100s/50s H/S
    30 3071 59.04 10/13 215

    Probable Best Bowler

    Kagiso Rabada – Stats in Tests

    South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada is likely to be the best bowler in the third Test between Australia and South Africa. He has been at his best in the first two games. He bowled staggering well in the first game as he took 8 wickets in the game and the followed it with 2 wickets in second game. His overall stats are exceptional as well as he has 267 wickets

    Matches Wickets Average 5W 10W Best 
    57 267  22.49 12 4 7/112

    AUS vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Australia and South Africa 

    • Australia has sealed the series 2-0 and would be looking to complete the whitewash.
    • Australia has few injury concerns going into the third Test.
    • Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc are out with injuries.
    • Australia has added Ashton Agar and Matthew Renshaw to the squad for third game.
    • For South Africa, Theunis de Bruyn had been ruled out of the series and it is likely that  Rassie Van der Dussen will replace in the third 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 

    Matches Played AUS Won SA Won Draw
    80 54 26 0

    Today’s Match Prediction: Australia to win the match

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