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Australia vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 13th Match – Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam
October 23, 2021 • 13:53 PM View: 3166

In the 13th match of the T20 World Cup 2021 and the 1st match of Super 12, Australia will take on South Africa on 23rd October at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. 

AUS vs RSA, Super 12 Group 1: Match Details

  • Date - Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • Time - 3.30 PM IST
  • Venue - Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

AUS vs RSA, 13th Match: T20 World Cup Match Preview: 

Australian batting top order is yet to find its form and fire. David Warner, who is probably going through the worst form in his career, managed a golden duck and 1 run off 7 balls in the warm-up games Australia played against New Zealand & India respectively. Steve Smith has scored runs in both matches but his strike rate is a bit of a concern. It won't be wrong to say that judging by current form, Glenn Maxwell is the best batter in the Aussie lineup. 


Australian bowling relied on Kane Richardson in the match against New Zealand. Kane picked up 3 wickets, while spinner Adam Zampa picked up 2 wickets as well. Ashton Agar picked up a wicket as well. This would have been a positive sign for the Australians as spinners are known to play a crucial part in the matches being played in UAE. However, in the match against India, the Aussie bowlers were smashed around the park. Ashton Agar was the sole wicket taker in the warm-up match against India.

South African batting performance in the warm-up games was scattered between the individuals. Even though South Africa has won both the warm-up matches, batting consistency seems to be an issue. Although, Rassie van der Dussen scored a fabulous 101* off 51 balls against Afghanistan. Captain Temba Bavuma scored runs in both the matches but again his strike rate is a concern - 31 off 39 against Afghanistan & 46 off 42 against Pakistan. Aiden Markram can be a key player who played a knock 48 off 35 against Afghanistan and missed out on batting against Pakistan. 

South African bowlers on the other hand look ready for tough match-ups. With world-class bowlers like - Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje & Tabraiz Shamsi, South African bowling may just come out to be one of the toughest in the competition. Bjorn Fortuin, Dwaine Pretorious & Keshav Maharaj are also capable of providing crucial breakthroughs. 

AUS vs RSA, 13th Match: T20 World Cup Match Prediction:

Since the tournament is in starting stages, and both the teams have performed more or less equally in the warm-up matches. Although RSA won 2 out of 2 while Aussies won 1 and lost 1, South Africa faced Afghanistan & Pakistan while Australia faced teams like New Zealand & India. This can be a close contest between the two teams. 

AUS vs RSA Head-to-Head:

  • Total - 18
  • Australia - 11
  • South Africa - 7

AUS vs RSA, 13th Match: T20 World Cup Team News:

Australia - There is no news of injury in the Australian squad since the warm-up match against India, and would most probably be playing with their best XI against South Africa. 

South Africa - Same as Australia, South Africa also don't have any news of injury from their last match against Pakistan. 

AUS vs RSA, 13th Match: T20 World Cup Probable Playing XI:

Australia - Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Inglis, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc

South Africa - Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock(wk), Aiden Markram, Rassie Van Der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorious, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada

AUS vs RSA, 13th Match: T20 World Cup Match Fantasy XI:

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2021

Wicket-keeper - Quinton de Kock, Matthew Wade
Batters - Steven Smith, Aiden Markram,  R van der Dussen
All-rounders - Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar
Bowlers - Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

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