Australia vs South Africa Tips, Preview & Match Prediction

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Australia vs South Africa Tips

Australia battles it out against South Africa on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in their first matches of their Twenty20 World Cup campaign.

Australia vs South Africa Prediction

Australia vs South Africa Match Prediction free Twenty20 World Cup tips, predictions and preview – Australia won the previous Twenty20 series against South Africa.

Australia vs South Africa Tips


Australia vs South Africa Match Details


🌏 Competition: Twenty20 World Cup
🗓 Date: Saturday October 23
⏰ Time: 2:00pm local | 9:00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium    

Australia vs South Africa 2021 Form (last five Twenty20 matches)


Australia (LWLWL)

  • Australia lost to India by 8 wickets
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 3 wickets
  • Australia lost to Bangladesh by 60 runs
  • Australia defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets
  • Australia lost to Bangladesh by 10 runs

South Africa (WWWWW)

  • South Africa defeated Pakistan by 6 wickets
  • South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 41 runs
  • South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets
  • South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets
  • South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 28 runs

Australia vs South Africa Head to Head (last five matches)


  • 2020: Australia won by 97 runs
  • 2020: South Africa won by 12 runs
  • 2020: Australia won by 107 runs
  • 2018: South Africa won by 21 runs
  • 2016: Australia won by 6 wickets

Australia vs South Africa Match Prediction & Preview


Australia and South Africa are set to clash heads on Saturday when they battle it out at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Justin Langer’s side doesn’t head into their first match of the World Cup in the best of form, losing to India convincingly and scraping a win against New Zealand with one ball remaining.

A worrying sign heading into this match is the form of the top order for Australia. David Warner, after getting dropped by the Sunrisers in the IPL scored just one run in the two practice matches. He will need to be in better touch if Australia wants to go all the way this tournament.

Meanwhile, South Africa has been in exceptional form, winning their previous five short format matches against three different opposition. The practice matches have shown a lot of signs that this could be an optimistic tournament.

In the first practice match, they cruised past Afghanistan, but their second was more impressive. They managed to overcome a score of 186 against Pakistan, including a 22-run last over to win by four runs. However, they did lose the last T20 series against Australia on their home deck.

Although South Africa is the team better in form, I still believe that Australia will have the batting depth to just edge it in the first game of their Twenty20 World Cup campaign.

Australia vs South Africa Team News


*Team news will be updated when squads are announced

The two sides last met in a Twenty20 in 2020, which saw Australia win by 97 runs in Cape Town.

Australia vs South Africa Stats


  • Australia won the previous Twenty20 series against South Africa
  • South Africa have won their last five Twenty20 matches
  • Tabraiz Shamsi is ranked number 1 in the world for bowling according to ICC Twenty20 rankings

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