Australia Vs South Africa Preview, Live score
Australian team has returned home winless from UAE. Australian team will face their favorite ODI rival South Africa at home for a three match ODI series. South Africa already had a successful practice match against prime ministers eleven.
Australian team gained strength with the return of pace trio Mitchell starc, Pat Cummins and Josh hazlewood. Perth will host the first of three ODI’s. We know how friendly Perth wicket is to pacers. In the last ODI played here two wicket hauls were registered. So only one place is left for a spinner. Australia might pick only one among Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar. Zampa has got better chance. Aron finch will lead Australian side for couple more months, time left for regular skipper Steve Smith to join the side. Only two places are left for the grabs in the middle order. Three players are contending for them. They are Glenn Maxwell, Travis head and Chris Lynn. Maxwell gave better performances than other two in UAE. So he is certain to hold his place.
Aron finch will open the batting. Shaun marsh can be said as failure against Pakistan ,but scored two hundreds before that in the series against England. Alex Carey is the only choice since Tim Paine is only confined to test cricket.
South Africa played practice match without Key players in practice match. Their pace attack is on par with Australia with Kagiso Rabada, Dale steyn and Ngidi. They have to learn winning in the absence of AB de villiers. Faf du plesis should mould the team accordingly.
Where to watch Australia Vs South Africa first ODI?
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Cricinfo score predictions
- Australia to win the opening
- Andrew Tye knows the pitch better than anyone else. He is expected to pick more than two wickets.
- Team batting first not to score above300.
- Rabada to pick up more than three wickets.