Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20 Prediction
Date and Venue: 6th March 2016, Johannesburg
Time: 12:30 GMT | 18:00 IST
South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20 Preview
After a successful but not so convincing win over Australia, South Africa managed to clinch the first match of the 3-match T20 series in their favour. In recent times, SA has been up to the mark and would like the clock to tick faster entering the World T20. On the other hand, Australia look to sort out the right combinations ahead of the big T20 tournament in India.
The match started on a good note for Australia as they were cruising with Aaron Finch and David Warner blasting the ball all over the park. Finch looked promising with his shot selection until he fell to spinning great from South Africa, Imran Tahir. Australia were 69 for 2 in 6.1 overs, which was indeed an ideal start, but soon after the wicket of Finch on the score of 71, Australia fell apart losing their way to 114 for 7 in 15.2 overs. However, Mitchell Marsh’s 35 off 25 helped them to reach a respectable score of 157. But, was that enough against the depth batting line-up of South Africa, of course it wasn’t a par score especially against the side playing at home.
On the other hand, the home side were on the verge of losing when they were reduced down to 95 for 6 in 12.5 overs. But, as said South Africa bat really deep, which is what helped them at the end. Miller’s majestic innings of 53 off 35 took them over the line with four balls to spare. With AB de Villiers opening for South Africa, it gives them an upper hand but his early departure like in the first T20 can leave them in sorts of trouble. The middle order looked scratchy with JP Duminy and Rillee Rossouw.
The second encounter would be a new chapter for both the teams and they’d like to keep the basics strong and simple. Australia would like to make a place for the experienced Shane Watson in the side and the likely player to get dumped would be Usman Khawaja, which would be hard on him. Whereas, the Proteas would like AB and de Kock to fire at the top, du Plessis and JP to provide stability in the middle order.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20 Teams
South Africa Team for SA vs AUS 2nd T20
South Africa are likely to be unchanged for the 2nd T20 SA vs AUS.
Probable XI: AB de Villiers,Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, David Wiese, Chris Morris, Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir
Australia Team for AUS vs SA 2nd T20
Shane Watson to be included dumping Khawaja.
Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, John Hastings, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye
South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20 Pitch Report
South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20 match is scheduled to be played at the Wanderers, Johannesburg, which is more pacy and bouncy track as compared to Durban’s. Expect the ball to rise and fly off the surface. South Africa have played 15 T20 games here and have won 11 out of those.
Three Australia vs South Africa T20s have been played here and on all three occasions South Africa have been victorious.
South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20 Prediction
South Africa is 1.72 to win the 2nd T20 and with uncertain Australia line up, we are backing South Africa to come on top once again.