Temba Bavuma: “It looks a little bit drier than the other wicket. If there is variability in the bounce we’d like to exploit that with the new ball. I think it will spin as well. We did see under lights it did get a bit better. So batting second traditionally here is something we’d like to do. We’ve got three changes. Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee and Keshav Maharaj miss out. Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Phehlukweyo and Anrich Nortje come in.”
Mitch Marsh: “Probably would have bowled first as well. Similar to the other night there will be some dew around. Hopefully we can put a decent total on the board. Aaron Hardie and Tim David some in for their debut which is exciting. Nathan Ellis comes in for Josh Hazlewood. Batter heavy. It should be interesting. Marnus is in again. he’s very excited.”
Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights 2023, Saturday 9-9-2023, Australia tour of South Africa 2023, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein.
Toss: South Africa chose to field.
Australia team: 1 Travis Head, 2 David Warner, 3 Mitchell Marsh (capt), 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Josh Inglis, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Tim David, 8 Aaron Hardie, 9 Sean Abbott, 10 Nathan Ellis, 11 Adam Zampa.
South Africa team: 1 Temba Bavuma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
Head to Head In ODI’s: 104
Australia Won: 49
South Africa Won: 51
Australia ODI Rankings: 2nd
South Africa ODI Rankings: 6th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
South Africa LWWWL
Match Timings: 11:00 AM GMT | 1:00 PM Local
Umpires – Bongani Jele, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – ODI no. 4638