Australian cricket team has sulked to an all-time low, following their defeat against a touring Proteas XI in the 1st ODI at Perth Cricket Stadium. Their performance has been raking immense degree of criticism from the fans and public, and if they don’t turn up victorious in the must-win duel, then probably the number might go higher in the days to come. South Africa, on the other hand, would be relying on the likes of their four horsemen- Steyn, Rabada, Phelukwayo, and Ngidi to bag a victory in the 2nd T20i, in the process, clinch the title of the ODI champions in the 3-match series. Without wasting any minute further, let’s have a look at the Team News, Head to Heads & Probable XI for both the units in the form of Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI Preview.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI preview
Date: 9th November 2018.
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Time: 8:50 AM IST, 1:50 PM Local, 3:20 AM GMT.
Head to Heads in ODIs
South Africa-Australia have locked horns with each other on a total of 97 occasions, with the former emerging victorious on 48 occasions, the latter on 45 occasions with the remaining games ending as a draw(3) and no result (1).
Shaun Marsh should be roped into the unit, as an exchange for Chris Lynn. The southpaw, along with the likes of D Arcy Short and Aaron Finch could forge valuable partnerships for the Aussies in the win-o-win duel. Maxwell, who hasn’t been at his best lately, would be anticipated to come up with a match-winning role, maybe a berserking fifty, if not a century, to help the Kangaroos snatch a triumph in the second feud.
Cummins, Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc would have to don a much greater role than the one essayed by them in the previous contest, in case Australia’s eyeing for a win at any expense. Stoinis, who took a four-wicket haul to his name would be under heavy scrutiny in the must-win duel at Adelaide.
Australia predicted XI for 2nd ODI
Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, D Arcy Short, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head and Shaun Marsh.
The trio of Quinten de Kock, Aiden Markram, and David Miller would hold the key for a majestic Proteas total. Skipper Faf du Plessis’ presence in the middle could prove fruitful in aggregating a major total, in case the aforementioned fail to deliver the required results.
South Africa has the most lethal lineup that one could anticipate in the ODI cricket at the moment. With players of the likes of Rabada, Steyn, Phelukwayo, and Ngidi in the XI, the task of snatching a victory in the must-win duel becomes all the more certain for the touring Proteas XI.
South Africa Predicted XI for 2nd ODI
David Miller, Faf du Plessis(c), Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, Andile Phelukwayo, Quinton de Kock(wk).
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