Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for Australia v South Africa T20
South Africa will have a big psychological advantage after winning the ODI series. The fact that Australia have rested their frontline bowlers will further pull the weight in Proteas' favour.
Australia have added left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis to their squad. Test regulars Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Stark and Mitchell Marsh have been rested to keep them up and running for the series against India.
The onus would be on skipper Aaron Finch to get off the team to a good start along with opening partner Chris Lynn. Lynn had been in indifferent form in the ODI series and would like to among runs. The middle order will comprise Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey who are all capable of turning the match around on their own.
With the ball, Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye will finally have something to do after sitting out the ODI series. Leggie Adam Zampa also looks likely to get a game.
For South Africa, Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks will continue to open the innings, while Aiden Markram will bat one down.
Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada will lead the Proteas bowling attack along with Imran Tahir.
Chris Morris is back in the squad after missing out the ODI series. Hashim Amla and JP Duminy have not yet recovered from their injuries.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
South Africa- Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Australia- Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch (c), D'Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – South Africa
Head to Head – T20Is 17, Australia 11, South Africa 6
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Reeza Hendricks (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Imran Tahir (South Africa), Jason Behrendorff (Australia)
Most Sixes – Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Alex Carey (Australia)
Team Scores Batting First – South Africa 160+, Australia 140+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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