SA vs AUS Semi-Final World Cup 2023: In a confirmed knockout fixture of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, South Africa will meet Australia in the 2nd semi-final. As per the rules, the second and third-ranked teams at the end of the World Cup group stage play out the second semi-final of the tournament. The first semi-final is played by the first and fourth-ranked teams.
Australia, though, began their campaign on distressing terms, they quickly revisited their plans and made necessary amends to return to the winning ways. After going down in the opening two games of the World Cup, they bounced back with six wins on the trot after playing eight matches.
In the recent fixture, Australia defeated Afghanistan by three wickets to confirm their ticket to the World Cup 2023 semi-final. Glenn Maxwell played an impactful unbeaten knock of 201 runs in just 128 deliveries to power Australia through against Afghanistan.
South Africa, on the other hand, confirmed their semi-final qualification earlier in the tournament. Owing to their consistent show in the World Cup 2023, the Proteas have sealed second place in the points table and thus will play the second semi-final against Australia, who have secured third place.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final World Cup 2023 Match Date
Tournament: ICC World Cup 2023
Match Details: SA vs AUS, Semi-Final 2
Day/Date: Thursday/November 16, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM IST
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Venue Details
Kolkata’s Eden Garden is set to stage the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2023 between South Africa and Australia. So far, three games have been played at this venue and all of them have different results. Netherlands and Pakistan have defeated Bangladesh at this venue in the ongoing tournament, while in the most recent outing, India got better of South Africa in this venue.
Talking about the recent fixture held between India and South Africa. The surface was decent to bat on in the initial phase, but as soon as the spinners took over it became extremely difficult to counter them. However, despite the spin threat India managed to post a 326-run total. In response, South Africa couldn’t give a fitting reply to the hosts and got dismissed at a score of 83 runs.
SA vs AUS Semi-Final Squads
South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock(w), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma(c), David Miller, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Reeza Hendricks, Lizaad Williams
Australia Squad: David Warner, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Josh Inglis(w), Cameron Green, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey
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