AUS vs SA ICC Men’s CWC 2023 Head-to-Head, Key Players, Match Preview, Match Predictions and Betting Tips

AUS vs SA ICC CWC 2023

Why the digit 3 is common between both Australia and South Africa? Well, Australia took 3 wickets in the first few overs against India while three batters of South Africa notched up centuries against Sri Lanka in the ICC Men’s CWC 2023. This fixture will be an exciting one because Australia failed with the batting in the first match and on the other hand, South Africa were on song with the batting in their opening match. 

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AUS vs SA ICC Men’s CWC 2023 Match 10 Details

AUS vs ICC Men's CWC 2023 match details

The 10th match of this exciting World Cup between Australia and South Africa will be played at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The live match will start at 2 PM IST.

Pitch Report

pitch report

The pitch generally behaves slowly due to its dryness which makes stroke play difficult and therefore spinners should dominate most parts of the game. We have seen during the IPL 2023 how it behaved and teams couldn’t bat easily.

Venue Stats

venue stats
  • Total Matches- 9
  • Batting 1st won- 2
  • Bowling 1st won- 7
  • Average 1st innings score- 219
  • Average 2nd innings score- 212

It looks like teams chasing the total are likely to succeed in winning the game.

Head-to-Head Records

head to head records
Total MatchesAUS wonSA wonTie / DrawNo Result

It is interesting that South Africa are ahead of Australia in the ODIs. However, the margin is quite small but it is against the most successful team in the ICC events.

AUS vs SA ICC Men’s CWC 2023 Match Preview

Australia Preview

They are one of the favourites of this tournament. However, the 5-times champions lost their opening match against the host India. The skipper Pat Cummins decided to bowl first after winning the toss but it didn’t favour him. Mitchel Marsh went for a duck but then David Warner and premier batsman Steve Smith stitched a fine partnership to keep the scoreboard ticking. They were set and the partnership was threatening but the brilliant bowling of Kuldeep Yadav removed dangerous Warner.

After that, wickets continued to tumble down and the Indian spinners dismantled the Australian batting order. They were able to set 199 on the board but their bowlers were outstanding in the first few overs reeling India on 2 for 3. The masterclass of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul rescued India and put it in a commanding position. The ace bowler Mitchel Starc took one wicket while Josh Hazlewood was brilliant and picked up 3 crucial wickets. Indian spinners dominated the bowling but the Australian main spinner Adam Zampa went for plenty of runs and this one hurt the Aussies most. 

Talking about this game, Australia toured South Africa recently. They won the T20I series by 3-0 and then they were leading the ODI series by 2-0 but South Africa bounced back to win the remaining games and won the series by 3-2. Marnus Labuschagne was the leading run-scorer and Adam Zampa was the 2nd highest wicket-taker for Australia. Therefore, this contest is a tough one for the Aussies and they have to win it after losing the first match.

AUS vs SA ICC Men's CWC 2023 match preview

South Africa Preview

They came into this World Cup without their prime bowler Anrich Nortje who got injured before this mega event but they had an excellent start to this campaign. The first match against Sri Lanka was all about runs. They hammered 428 runs which was the highest ODI score in the World Cups. After being asked to bat first, the skipper Temba Bavuma fell early but Quinton de Cock and Rassie van der Dussen made an excellent partnership and both the batters scored hundreds.

The fastest hundred in the ODI World Cup came from Aiden Markram who took just 49 balls. His contribution along with the cameos of Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller set the mammoth total of 428 runs. This is the first time in World Cup history that the three batters smashed centuries. They batted aggressively and came down hard heavily on Sri Lankan bowlers. In reply, they were quite brilliant initially. Marco Jensen sent back both the openers. Kagiso Rabada removed the dangerous Kusal Mendis who was smashing all bowlers everywhere. 

The ODI debutant Gerald Coetzee was brilliant too who picked up three wickets. Keshav Maharaj also scalped two crucial wickets and in the end, they bowled out Sri Lanka on 326 and won the match comfortably by 102 runs. It was a complete performance from them and they would like to keep the winning momentum going.

Key Players to Watch

We will take the stats of the SA vs AUS tour for both teams.

Team Australia

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
M Labuschagne5    28370.7
D Warner520641.2
A Zampa4834.2
J Hazlewood3538.8
key players

Team South Africa 

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
T Bavuma421772.3
A Markram522556.2
H Klaasen524348.6
D Miller520250.5
K Rabada3724
K Maharaj4816.8
M Jensen58      28.8

Team Squads

Team Australia

Pat Cummins (c), Mitch Marsh, Travis Head, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

team squads

Team South Africa 

Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Cock, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Marco Jensen, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams

Predicted Playing XI

predicted playing XI

Team Australia

Mitch Marsh, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

Team South Africa 

Quinton de Cock, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jensen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Gerald Coetzee

AUS vs SA ICC Men’s CWC 2023 Match Predictions

Team Australia

  • David Warner scored 41 runs in the first match against India. He is superb at the top order. He smashed one century and a half-century in the AUS vs SA 5-match ODI series.
  • Marnus Labuschagne was the highest run-scorer in the ODI series against Australia. He had one century and a half-century too.
  • Adam Zampa was expensive against India but he could get success in this match since the pitch assists the spinners. 
  • Josh Hazlewood was superb against India picking up 3 wickets. He also picked up 5 wickets in 3 matches in the ODI series against Australia.
AUS vs SA ICC CWC 2023 match predictions

Team South Africa 

  • Aiden Markram was unstoppable against Sri Lanka and he could be dangerous in the middle order again. He smashed one century and a half-century in the ODI series against Australia.
  • Heinrich Klaasen was the leading run-scorer in the ODI series against Australia. He hammered 158 off just 83 balls in the 4th ODI. He also played a fine cameo against Sri Lanka in the opening game.
  • Marco Jensen was brilliant against Sri Lanka despite being expensive. He has the ability to swing the ball early on and pick up crucial wickets.
  • Gerald Coetzee took the most number of wickets in the first game against Sri Lanka and this will give him confidence in this game too.

AUS vs SA ICC Men’s CWC 2023 Betting Tips

AUS vs SA ICC CWC 2023 betting tips

Both are excellent sides and this should be a thrilling contest to watch. South Africa defeated Australia in the ICC CWC 2019 by 10 runs and hence we believe it will be a close game. Australia have the tendency to bounce back in pressure games and therefore Australia could win this game.

Fantasy Team

fantasy team

After considering all the stats and predictions, this could be the winning fantasy team for all our cricket fantasy users.

  • Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Cock
  • Batters: David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, David Miller
  • All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, 
  • Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Marco Jensen, Gerald Coetzee
  • Captain: David Warner / Heinrich Klaasen
  • Vice-captain: Glenn Maxwell / Adam Zampa


Australia would hope for a convincing batting in this fixture since they have already lost the first match while South Africa would still try to be less expensive in bowling. Can the Aussies win their first game of this World Cup? We will see it very soon. A lot of cricket action is coming and you can win a lot of money by registering on the IPLwin App and start betting on the ICC matches. Download Now.

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