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Last updated: 13 Nov 2023
Ben Darvill 13 Nov 2023
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Australia's Mitchell Marsh (Getty Images)
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Australia vs South Africa Tips


Australia arrive for their 10th game at the 2023 World Cup looking to make it eight wins in a row as they try to secure their place in the World Cup final.
  • Australia vs South Africa Tips
  • Australia Last 3 Results
  • Australia Form 
  • South Africa Last 3 Results
  • South Africa Form

South Africa are on the cusp of greatness, with just two wins between themselves and becoming world champions. 

Australia Last 3 Results


  • Australia (286) beat England (253)
  • Australia (293/7) beat Afghanistan (291/5)
  • Australia (307/2) beat Bangladesh (306/8)

Australia Form 


Australia began their World Cup campaign with two heavy defeats to India (by six wickets) and South Africa (by 134 runs), but they have since bounced back and won all of their next seven matches to finish in third in the group stage, 

Their penultimate group clash with Afghanistan almost ended in a shock defeat, but a stunning unbeaten double century from Glenn Maxwell got them over the line before Mitch Marsh's 177 not out against Bangladesh broke the back of their chase of 307 to win. 

Now, Australia need to ensure that they right the wrongs of their 134-run defeat to South Africa in game two by winning this one. Victory here will set them up for a shot at the trophy, with the Aussies looking for their sixth World Cup crown. 

South Africa Last 3 Results


  • South Africa (357/4) beat New Zealand (167)
  • India (326/5) beat South Africa (83)
  • South Africa (247/5) beat Afghanistan (244)

South Africa Form


South Africa have been brilliant at the 2023 World Cup, but they know they have to step their game up to another level if they are to win their final two matches and lift the trophy. 

They had to battle to a five-wicket win against Afghanistan in their final match, with this helping them to bounce back from a massive 243-run loss to India in the game before. While the Proteas will be confident they can down the Aussies again, a lack of big-game experience may come back to hurt them. 

South Africa have to be strong with the bat, while they need to ensure they take regular wickets and do not give the likes of David Warner and Glenn Maxwell the chance to get in and hurt them with the bat. While the South African bowling attack is very strong, can they keep this explosive Aussie batting lineup quiet?

Verdict

I am backing David Warner to score well with the bat as the Aussies secure their place in the World Cup final. 

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