Australia vs South Africa – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

AT A GLANCE

When is Australia vs South Africa taking place? Sunday, November 11th

Where Australia vs South Africa taking place? Hobart

What is the expected weather for Australia vs South Africa? 15-17c with sunshine forecast all day

What channel is Australia vs South Africa on? The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1

Where can I stream Australia vs South Africa? The match will be streamed live on BT Sport app

Are tickets still available for Australia vs South Africa? https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=TASODI18&utm_source=CAtixpage&utm_campaign=TOS

THE TEAM NEWS

AUSTRALIA

Captain: Aaron Finch

  • Australia showed great fight and resolve to win the second ODI in Adelaide and they come into this deciding match in Hobart where they have a superb recent record having won 11 of their last 12 ODI at the venue.

  • The selectors may consider rotating their fast bowlers to bring Nathan Coulter-Nile back into the eleven if they rest Hazlewood, Starc or Cummins, but they may well decide to go unchanged for this game as they seek a win which will give them a major boost in confidence.

  • The bowling attack essentially won the game for them on Friday with Marcus Stoinis taking some key wickets too but they will hope for further improvement from their batting line-up and whoever wins the toss will likely want to bat first once again.

SOUTH AFRICA

Captain: Faf du Plessis

  • South Africa were disappointing in the run chase in the second ODI as none of their batsmen could go on to make a big enough score to see them home so they will look to pick themselves back up for this deciding match.

  • Pretorius came in for Phehlukwayo in that match and matched his three wickets from the first ODI so they may both start here and Ngidi could possibly make way for all-rounder Chris Miller who would give them some greater depth to the batting order which is much needed.

  • They will hope their opening batsmen can get off to a better start as De Kock is key to them, but they will want to bat first if possible given the vulnerable nature of their middle to lower order but other than one potential change in the number 7 spot, they will go unchanged otherwise.

THE PREDICTION

Both of the two ODIs so far have been extremely close fought and this promises to be no different. Neither batting line-up looks convincing at all and that is largely due to the two bowling attacks finding some of their best form. Given how fragile both batting line-ups have been, they will prefer to avoid the pressure of chasing and so expect whoever wins the toss is likely to bat first and aim to put the pressure on with the ball. The bowlers are in fine form for both teams so it will ultimately come down to which individuals can click into gear with the bat and post a good score. Australia showed great fight in Adelaide and will take confidence from that match and they have a superb record in Hobart. South Africa will be no pushovers and this could easily come down to whoever wins the toss.