Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - South Africa v Australia 3rd ODI
The 3rd match of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and Australia will be played at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
While South Africa came into this series with a tied ODI series against England - with the last game washed out - Australia were coming off a 1-2 defeat against India. However, the quality of cricket that Australia played, especially in the series opener against India, they were expected to beat South Africa easily.
The assumption only got more weight with the kind of performances they put in in the T20I series. However, South Africa finally turned it on in the 50-over format and have already won the series courtesy of convincing wins by 74 runs and 6 wickets in the first two games.
Just few days ago, it seemed as if South Africa cannot put runs on the board if skipper Quinton de Kock fails to fire. One of the most heartening things to come out of the series for them would be the contributions from other batters despite the captain's failure.
Janneman Malan, after getting dismissed for a duck in his debut game, showed his worth with an unbeaten century while Heinrich Klaasen and also built upon his ton in the first ODI. Lungi Ngidi has been one of the most impressive performers for South Africa as he has stepped up as the leader of the pace attack in the absence of Kagiso Rabada.
Mitchell Starc will leave South Africa early to witness the Women's T20 World Cup final at the MCG and will miss this game. Jhye Richardson will replace him.
Quite interestingly, South Africa have won 10 of their last 11 ODIs against Australia. They are expected to make that 11 on Saturday.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
South Africa - Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Janneman Malan, John John Smuts, Kyle Verreyenne, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj/Lutho Sipamla
Australia - Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), D'arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Australia
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – David Warner (Australia), Janeman Malan (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adam Zampa (Australia), Lungi Ngidi (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Aaron Finch (Australia), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Player of the Match – Lungi Ngidi
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 270+, South Africa 285+
Match Handicap South Africa
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*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, so stay tuned.
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