ICC World Cup 2023 2nd Semi-Final: South Africa vs. Australia- Match Preview, Odds, and Predictions

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ICC World Cup 2023 2nd Semi-Final: South Africa vs. Australia- Match Preview, Odds, and Predictions on Betadda

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the knockout match between South Africa and Australia, on 16th November 2023 from 2: 00 PM onwards.

In their previous encounter during the group stage, South Africa had emerged victorious, defeating the Aussies by a comfortable 134-run margin. Nevertheless, when it comes to knockout matches, Australia have had a better track record against all other teams. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 group stage has come to a close, and the first three spots in the semi-finals are filled. India sealed their qualification first, having gone undefeated throughout the tournament. South Africa was next, and Australia, powered by Glenn Maxwell‘s incredible innings to victory against Afghanistan at Wankhede Stadium, secured their spot as well with an unbeaten double-century. Maxwell’s 128-ball 201, consisting of 21 boundaries and 10 sixes, proved instrumental to Australia’s success. This semi-final is a repeat of the 2007 matchup that Australia won by seven wickets. South Africa, however, currently holds the upper hand against the Aussies after grabbing victory in their second match against them at Lucknow, on October 12, 2023.


Pitch Report

The Eden Gardens in Kolkata, famous for its high-scoring matches, is a welcome playground for batters. It is not without its surprises, though. In the latter stage of the contest, spinners get an edge over others. Additionally, there could be some carry with the new ball as well. The team winning the toss should opt to bat first.


Players Face-Off

Glenn Maxwell, an Australian legend in batting, has left the fans awe-struck with his sensational score against Afghanistan. With 3892 runs in 136 matches, he will now face the South African speedster, Kagiso Rabada. He has an astounding record of 156 wickets from 99 games.


SA vs AUS Head-To-Head in ODIs

Matches played: 109

SA won: 55, AUS won: 50   No Result: 4

Last result: SA won by 134 runs

Betadda’s Predictions

Odds of the Match

SA: 2.2 ,  AUS: 1.8

Who will win the Toss: Australia

Avg 1st Innings total: 242

Avg 2nd Innings total: 198

Best Batter:

SA: Quinton De Kock, AUS: David Warner
Best Bowler:

SA: Kagiso Rabada,  AUS: Pat Cummins

Key Player of the Match:

SA: Aiden Markram,  AUS: Glenn Maxwell