The reigning champions Australia is set to lock horns with the familiar foes, South Africa in the final league fixture of the 2019 ICC World Cup. The Australian team would be eager to hold onto the top spot with another win in this tournament while the Proteas will be hoping to end this forgettable campaign on a winning note. Aaron Finch has marshaled his troops remarkably well under tough conditions, and the Kangaroos are comfortably sitting top of the ladder with 14 points in 8 games.

On the contrary, South Africa arrived in England as one of the favorites to reach the semi-final stage. Unfortunately, the Proteas have not been up to the mark in this tournament since their opening match against England. With a couple of wins and five defeats, South Africa is reeling at the eighth spot in the points table. They will be playing for their pride against Australia in their last World Cup fixture before heading back home.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Saturday, 6th July 2019

Time: 06:00 PM IST

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

  

Venue Stats

 

Avg 1st Innings score: 223

Avg 2nd Innings score: 194

Highest Total: 397/6 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AFG

Lowest Total: 45/10 (40.3 Ov) by Can vs ENG

Highest Chased: 286/4 (53.4 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

Lowest Defended: 221/8 (60 Ov) by ENG vs NZ

 

Head-to-Head Records

 

Total: 98

Australia: 52

South Africa: 26

Draw: 20

 

Head-to-Head at WC

 

Total: 05

Australia: 03

South Africa: 01

Tied: 01

 

Team News

 

Australia

  • Australia is expected to go ahead with an unchanged starting lineup.

South Africa

  • David Miller might replace JP Duminy in the playing XI.

 

Squads

 

Australia

Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

South Africa

Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Imran Tahir

 

Key Players

 

Australia

  • David Warner
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Mitch Starc

South Africa

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Kagiso Rabada

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Australia

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Jason Behrendoff and Nathan Lyon

South Africa

Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram/ JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir