Get all the details for South Africa vs Australia semifinal match in ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in Kolkata.
South Africa is preparing for a crucial match against Australia at Eden Gardens, hoping to secure a place in the final on November 19. South Africa faced challenges at this venue earlier in the tournament against India, but Australia is set to play here for the first time, giving the Proteas an edge in understanding the conditions.
However, there’s a potential for rain interruptions due to a forming cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. If the match is washed out on both the scheduled day and the reserve day, South Africa would clinch the victory, having finished higher on the points table than Australia.
Live streaming details
When and where is the South Africa vs Australia 2nd Semi-Final ODI World Cup match?
The South Africa vs Australia ODI World Cup match is on Thursday, November 16 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
What time is the South Africa vs Australia 2nd Semi-Final ODI World Cup match?
The South Africa vs Australia ODI World Cup match will begin at 2 pm (IST). The toss will take place at 1.30 PM.
Where can I watch the South Africa vs Australia 2nd Semi-Final ODI World Cup match on TV in India?
The South Africa vs Australia ODI World Cup semi-final match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India.
Where can I watch the South Africa vs Australia 2nd Semi-Final ODI World Cup match on the internet in India?
All the matches of the World Cup, including South Africa vs Australia, will be livestreamed for free on the Disney+ Hotstar mobile app. For other devices like TVs or laptops, the user will need to subscribe to Disney+ Hotstar.
The Eden Gardens wicket is typically a batting-friendly pitch, prepared using black cotton soil. This type of soil helps to maintain good bounce, which can make batting conditions more favorable. However, as the match progresses it becomes slow, which could favor spinners.
According to AccuWeather, there is no threat of rain in Kolkata on Thursday. They forecast a day of clouds and sun with temperature at a high of 25° C reducing to 23° C at the closing stages.
South Africa vs Australia probable playing XI
South Africa (SA): Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams
Australia (AUS): Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc