AUS vs SA: Match Preview – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 13

South Africa vs Australia

AUS vs SA: Match Preview – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 13. Australia and South Africa will battle against each other in their opening encounter of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The match will take place at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 23. Both the teams are part of group 1 in the tournament.

Australia and South Africa have collided against each other 18 times in T20Is. Australia have won 11 times while South Africa has bagged wins 7 times. Both the teams have faced each other once in T20 World Cups and Australia won that match.

South Africa vs Australia
South Africa vs Australia (Credits: Twitter)

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The Australia vs South Africa clash will be the first match of super 12 round and the 13th match in T20 World Cup 2021. Both the teams have also played two warm-up games in the tournament. While South Africa won both of their games, Australia won 1 game and lost 1.

AUS vs SA: Match Preview – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match 13

Australia

Australia, T20 World Cup 2021
Australia (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Australia are part of group 1 in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Australia have teams like South Africa, England, West Indies, and Bangladesh in their pool. During the warm-up games, Australia defeated New Zealand in the first match. In the 2nd game, they lost to India.

New Zealand posted 158-7 against Australia batting first. Later, Australia managed to reach the target with 3 wickets in hand. Against India, Australia batted first and scored 152-5. However, India chased the target with ease and won the match by 9 wickets.

Australia vs New Zealand
Australia vs New Zealand (Credits: Twitter)

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Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

 

South Africa

South Africa, T20 World Cup 2021
Image source: Twitter

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South Africa are also part of group 1 in the tournament. Australia, England, West Indies, and Bangladesh are also part of the group. South Africa won both warm-up games in T20 World Cup 2021. They defeated Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Against Afghanistan, South Africa posted 145-5 on the scoreboard with Aiden Markram’s 48 runs. Later, they restricted the opposition to 104-8 in the 2nd innings. Against Pakistan, South Africa chased down a mammoth 187-run target in the final over with an unbeaten century by Rassie van der Dussen (101*).

South Africa, T20 World Cup 2021
South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

South Africa Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen

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