Australia vs South Africa T20 Prediction
SA won by 21 runs
- Date: November 17, 2018
- Time: 01:50 PM IST
- Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland
AUS vs SA T20 Betting Odds
- South Africa has lost five and won only once when they have played against Australia in Australia.
- Jason Behrendorff is expected to be Australia’s best bowler with odds of 3.60 (win INR 360 by betting INR 100) while in the South African side Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Imran Tahir have the same odds. BET NOW
- Quinton de Kock tops the list of South Africa’s batting and riding on odds of 3.75 (pocket INR 375 by putting INR 100) while Aaron Finch leads for the Australians with odds of 3.25 (pocket INR 325 by putting INR 100) BET NOW
Skipper Aaron Finch would take the field knowing that his side isn’t in the best of form in this format. They have lost the last five games they have played against major teams and won only against Zimbabwe and UAE. The loss in the ODI series puts more pressure on the side to win this game in their own backyard. While the bowlers have been doing well in the past 12 months it is the batting that has let the side down on most occasions. Finch finds himself in a territory not too many Australian captains have experienced in the recent years and has to win this upcoming game to salvage lost pride.
Aaron Finch and his opening partner Alex Carey didn’t offer the best of starts against Pakistan in UAE and they can’t afford to make the same mistake in the upcoming game. In the middle order the likes of Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott and Glenn Maxwell will need to play big knocks for the side to put up a good score on the board or chase it. The lower middle order that has failed in the recent months needs to raise its hands and accept responsibility. The bowling attack for the Australians is decent with Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, D Arcy Short and Billy Stanlake. They need to prevent South Africans from going hammer and tongs to set up a win for the side.
Faf du Plessis would be extremely proud of the way in which his team won the last ODI and the series 2-1. He becomes only the second South African captain to win an ODI series in Australia after Johan Botha. With the ODI series already won du Plessis would want to win the only T20 game and leave Australian shores with his head held high. But he would be aware of the terrible T20 record his side has in Australia as they have won only one game out of six they have played against Australians in their backyard. With the form his side is in the South African the skipper would like to better this record.
Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks would be looking to get the team off to a good and quick start. They have been hitting the ball well in Australia so far. In the middle order South Africa has its real strength in Aiden Markram, du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller. All of them have the ability to hit the ball out of the park. Their bowling has stood out on this tour and with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi they make the best fast bowling unit in the world. Imran Tahir will have to fox the batsmen in the middle overs and the pitch in Queensland is known to assist bowlers who toss it up.
While Australians have been beaten in the ODI series their better T20 record against the South Africans at home gives them slight edge going into this match.
Our Prediction for Australia vs South Africa T20
Australia will win the T20 contest
Australia’s efforts to turn things around in the home series proved to be a futile attempt as they suffered defeat in a high scoring game at Hobart. This was their four consecutive bilateral series defeat and second at home. The side which has been losing more than winning in recent months is succumbing to pressure more often the team management and fans would expect. South Africa on the other hand won their first ODI series in Australia after a gap of 10 years. The two teams now move to Queensland to play the only T20 game of the tour. Given that both the sides are packed with had hitting batsmen and bowlers it promises to be a great contest at Carrara Oval, Queensland.