Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Preview - Aus undefeated in bilateral ODI series vs SA since 2009

When: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd ODI on Wednesday October 5, at 1.30 PM Local, 5.00 PM IST

Where: Kingsmead, Durban

What to expect: In recent times, the Kingsmead stadium has been in news for all the wrong reasons. The International Cricket Council (ICC) handed out an official warning to the ground authorities for poor outfield, after 11 of the 15 sessions during the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa were lost due to wet outfield.

Pitch and conditions: More eyes will be on the outfield than the pitch, especially after it received some rain on Monday.

It has been dry since, and should stay that way for the match, which will prevent the problem of August from recurring. The surface itself will be slower than what was available upcountry, which could mean lower totals and more opportunity for bowlers, especially the spinners, to have their say.

South Africa possible squad: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Rilee Rossouw/Hashim Amla, 3 Faf du Plessis (capt), 4 JP Duminy, 5 David Miller, 6 Farhaan Behardien, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Dwaine Pretorius/Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Kyle Abbott/Dale Steyn, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Imran Tahir.

Australia possible squad: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch/Usman Khawaja, 3 Steve Smith (wk), 4 George Bailey, 5 Travis Head, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Mathew Wade (wk), 8 John Hastings, 9 Adam Zampa, 10 Chris Tremain, 11 Daniel Worrall.

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