Australia keen to make a strong comeback at Adelaide.
South Africa produced a fantastic effort with the ball to setup a comfortable win over Australia in the first game played at Perth. Australia will be desperate to end their losing streak as Captain Aaron Finch and co. need to raise their game in order to avoid series defeat. On the other hand, Australia have reached their lowest ebb in limited-overs format and will need to produce something special to come out of this situation.
Australia vs South Africa Team News
Aaron Finch and Travis Head are experienced players in the batting lineup for Australia. The duo will need to produce good scores in this game to help the hosts level the series. D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell certainly need to spend time in the middle to produce a decent score for Australia. The batting lineup needs to tighten their game in order to put up a fight to South Africa at Adelaide. Alex Carey and Nathan-Coulter Nile were the only ones who to reach 30 runs in the innings.
On the bowling front, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins bowled well in the opening game of the one-day series. Marcus Stoinis picked up three wickets in the game.
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On the other hand, South Africa will eye series win after producing comfortable win in the first game played at Perth. Quinton De Kock and Reeza Hendricks played well and added 94 runs for the opening wicket. The opening duo will be hoping to continue their good form with the bat in this game as well.
Aiden Markram also produced a brisk innings and scored 36 off 32 balls with the help of six boundaries. Captain Faf du Plessis will be pleased with his side’s performance in the game played at Perth.
Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi produced impressive spell with the new-ball in the ODI series opener. Kagiso Rabada went wicketless in the first game. Imran Tahir and Andile Phehlukwayo picked up crucial wickets to dismiss Australia for just 152 runs in 38.1 overs.
Australia vs South Africa Possible XI
Possible XI: Faf Du Plessis (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Quinton de Kock, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aiden Markram, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada.
Possible XI: Aaron Finch (captain), D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Lynn, Nathan-Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood.