SA vs AUS: Australia will lock horns against South Africa in the 2nd T20I of Australia tour of South Africa, 2023 on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Kingsmead, Durban.
Australia handed South Africa a one-sided beatdown in the series opener, winning by a whopping 111 runs. South Africa’s bowlers had a tough time after opting to bowl first, despite winning the toss.
Australia’s skipper, Mitchell Marsh, and their star batsman, Tim David, were in top-notch form. Mitchell Marsh smashed an unbeaten 92 runs from just 49 balls, while Tim David lit up the field with 64 runs off 28 balls. Thanks to their stellar performance, Australia posted a massive total of 226 runs, losing six wickets, in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, South Africa crumbled under the weight of the target, getting bowled out for a measly 115 runs in just 15.3 overs. Reeza Hendricks was the only one who managed to put up a half-century, but the rest of their batters seemed lost and helpless against Australia’s bowling assault.
As we gear up for this game, Australia aims to keep their winning streak alive and secure an unbeatable lead in this three-match series. On the other hand, South Africa is itching to make a strong comeback after that embarrassing defeat in the first T20, hoping to level the series.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 2nd T20I of Australia tour of South Africa, 2023.
SA vs AUS Match Details
- Match: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd T20I
- Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
- Time: 9:30 PM (IST) | 4:00 PM (GMT) | 6:00 PM (Local)
- Venue: Kingsmead, Durban
Pitch Report For SA vs AUS, 2nd T20I
The pitch at Kingsmead is a paradise for fast bowlers. Batters, on the other hand, can definitely swing for the fences, just like we saw in the first match. The key for them is to get comfortable on this pitch and figure out when to take on those pacers. Sadly, there’s not much help for spinners here. The average total usually hangs around 145 runs, and most wins here belong to the team batting first off late, so winning that toss and choosing to bat is the smart play.
Pitch Stats of Kingsmead, Durban ForSA vs AUS, 2nd T20I
- Total matches played: 20
- Matches won batting first: 11
- Matches won bowling first: 7
- Average 1st Inns scores: 151
- Average 3rd Inns scores: 130
- Highest total recorded: 226/6 (20 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
- Lowest total recorded: 73/10 (16.5 Ov) by KEN vs NZ
- Highest score chased: 158/7 (19.2 Ov) by RSA vs AUS
- Lowest score defended: 125/6 (20 Ov) by RSAW vs WIW
Probable Playing XI For SA vs AUS, 2nd T20I
South Africa Playing XI
Tristan Stubbs (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (C), Dewald Brevis, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams
Australia Playing XI
Tim David, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Mitchell Marsh (C), Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis (WK), Nathan Ellis, Spencer Johnson, Tanveer Sangha
Stats of South Africa & Australia Form in Last 5 Matches
SA vs AUS Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for 2nd T20I of Australia tour of South Africa, 2023
1. Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh’s performance in the 1st T20I match was truly outstanding. He scored a blistering 92 runs off just 49 balls with a strike rate of 187.76, showcasing his explosive batting skills. Marsh’s impressive performance with the bat could provide the team with the much-needed firepower in the middle order, making him a valuable asset to consider for your dream team playing XI.
2. Reeza Hendricks
Reeza Hendricks played a vital innings, scoring 56 runs off 43 balls, including 5 fours and 2 sixes. His ability to find the boundaries and build partnerships makes him a solid choice for your dream team playing XI.
3. Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis, known fondly as the “Hulk” for his explosive batting and all-round abilities, had a noteworthy performance in the 1st T20I. He showcased his prowess with both bat and ball, taking 3 crucial wickets in his 4 overs while conceding 44 runs.
Stoinis not only contributes as a wicket-taker but also as a dynamic batsman. Although he scored 6 runs in this match, his reputation for quick runs and explosive shots makes him a formidable option in the middle order.
With his all-round skills and the ability to provide quick runs, Stoinis could be a game-changer in your dream team playing XI. His dual role as a bowler and a dynamic batsman adds depth and versatility to your team, making him a strong candidate for selection.
SA vs AUS Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For 2nd T20I
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Mitchell Marsh||92 Runs|
|Tim David||64 Runs|
|Reeza Hendricks||56 Runs|
|Tanveer Sangha||4 Wickets|
|Marcus Stoinis||3 Wickets|
|Lizaad Williams||3 Wickets|
|Spencer Johnson||2 Wickets|
|Rassie van der Dussen||21 Runs|
SA vs AUS Captaincy Picks For 2nd T20I Between South Africa vs Australia
- Mitchell Marsh
- Marcus Stoinis
- Reeza Hendricks
SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team Suggesting For 2nd T20I
South Africa vs Australia – Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Josh Inglis
- Batters: Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Tim David
- All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short, Aiden Markram
- Bowlers: Lizaad Williams, Gerald Coetzee, Tanveer Sangha
- Captain: Mitchell Marsh
- Vice-Captain: Reeza Hendricks
South Africa vs Australia – Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Josh Inglis
- Batters: Reeza Hendricks, Travis Head, Rassie van der Dussen, Tim David
- All-Rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Aiden Markram
- Bowlers: Lizaad Williams, Spencer Johnson, Tanveer Sangha
- Captain: Marcus Stoinis
- Vice-Captain: Aiden Markram
SA vs AUS Match Prediction – Who Will Win Today’s Match?
South Africa is expected to win this match.
SA vs AUS 2nd T20I Live Streaming and Broadcast, Where to Watch?
- Online Streaming: Fancode
- TV Broadcast: Star Sports Network
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.