South Africa will face Australia in the semi-final match of ICC World Cup 2023. Australia vs South Africa encounter is scheduled to be played on Thursday, November 2 at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Temba Bavuma leads South Africa in ICC World Cup 2023.
Winning 7 games and losing 2 during the first round, South Africa finished in the 2nd spot in the points table and reached the semi-finals. Now, they are two steps away from the title. South Africa crushed Australia during the league stage and will aim to outplay them once again. Ahead of AUS vs SA clash, we talk about South Africa’s possible playing 11 in the match.
South Africa Playing 11 vs Australia – Semi-Final 2, ICC World Cup 2023
Quinton de Kock (WK)
Quinton de Kock will open the innings for South Africa in the semi-final clash against Australia. Playing his last ODI World Cup, the left-handed batsman has showcased an impeccable form. He has already slammed 4 centuries in the tournament. At an average of 65+, De Kock has mustered 591 runs. He will also keep the stumps for the team.
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Temba Bavuma (C)
Temba Bavuma is the skipper of South Africa in ICC World Cup 2023. He will lead the team in the semi-finals. He is battling with a hamstring but reports suggest that he will be fit for the semi-final clash. Bavuma has struggled to bat, hitting 145 runs in 7 games. He needs to pull up his socks in the knockout games.
Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen will bat at one-down position. The right-handed batsman scored a wonderful knock of 76 in the last match. In 9 matches, he has piled up 442 runs averaging 55+. Dussen has also slammed 2 tons and 2 fifties.
Aiden Markram will be another batter in the middle for South Africa. The right-handed batsman has shown a brilliant form in ICC World Cup 2023. He has hit 396 runs in 9 games at an average of 49+. Markram has also hit 1 century and 3 half-centuries.
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Heinrich Klaasen is a powerful hitter who owns a strike rate of 140+. He can accelerate the run rate in the middle overs. In 9 matches, the right-handed batsman has hit 326 runs averaging 40+. Klaasen also shattered a century in one game and a half-century in another.
David Miller will bat in the lower order. Miller has shown a decent form in the tournament. He has hit 255 runs in 9 games with 2 unbeaten knocks. He also scored a half-century in one match.
Marco Jansen is a crucial all-rounder for South Africa. With 17 scalps in 8 games, the left-arm pacer has done a wonderful job in bowling. He has leaked runs at a slightly high economy of 6.41. Jansen can also smash big shots while batting which makes him a superb tailender batter. He scored 75 run-knock quickfire knock in one match.
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With a 4-wicket haul in the last match, Gerald Coetzee has shown that he owns a wonderful form. He might be one of the pacers for South Africa in the semi-final clash against Australia. The right-arm pacer is also the highest wicket-taker for the team with 18 wickets in 7 games.
Keshav Maharaj will be a spinner for South Africa. The left-arm pacer owns a wonderful form. In 9 games, he has grabbed 14 wickets at an average of 24+. Maharaj also owns a superb economy of 4.37.
Kagiso Rabada will lead the pace attack for South Africa in the semi-final clash against Australia. In 8 games, the right-arm pacer has bagged 12 wickets for the team. He also has a wonderful economy of just 4.83.
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Lungi Ngidi can be another pacer in the playing 11 for South Africa in the semi-final clash against Australia. In 8 games, he has picked 10 wickets at an average of 35.50. He also has a decent economy rate of 5.86.