Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Australia Tour of South Africa 2023 - 2nd ODI Match - 9 September 2023
Here are the Fantasy Cricket Predictions and Betting Tips for the 2nd ODI match of the Australia Tour of South Africa, which will be played on 9th of September at the Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein.
Current Form Australia and South Africa:
Australia have won the first thriller of an ODI and taken a lead of 1-0 in the series.
The top run scorer for Australia in the ODI series is Marnus Labuschagne with 80 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Australia in the ODI series is Josh Hazlewood with 3 scalps under his belt.
The top run scorer for South Africa in the ODI series is Temba Bavuma with 114 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for South Africa in the ODI series is Kagiso Rabada with 2 scalps under his belt.
In the first ODI, South Africa batted first and they were bowled out for 222. They lost 5 wickets for just 100 runs and looked to be in sheer trouble. Temba Bavuma played a captain's knock of 114 not out to help South Africa cross the 200 run mark. Josh Hazelwood picked up 3 wickets for Australia as helped bowl South Africa out for 222.
During the chase, Australia couldn't get to an ideal start and they looked like losing the grip on the match with 7 wickets down for just 113 runs. This is when Marnus Labuschagne and Ashton Agar joined hands to get involved in a 7th wicket partnership of 112 runs to take Australia home in the 41st over with 3 wickets in hand. Labuschagne made 80 runs in 93 balls and was adjudged player of the match.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
South Africa ODI squad:
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Australia ODI Squad:
Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Pat Cummins Marnus Labuschagne, Tanveer Sangha, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Australia
Who will win?- South Africa
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Quinton de Kock (South Africa), David Warner (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Keshav Maharaj (South Africa), Sean Abbott (Australia)
Most Sixes – Quinton de Kock (South Africa), David Warner (Australia)
Player of the Match- Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Team Scores Batting first – South Africa 240+, Australia 230+
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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