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Australia vs South Africa ICC World Cup betting prediction & picks

Australia vs South Africa ICC World Cup betting picks

Australia vs South Africa ICC World Cup Odds & Game Info

Best odds Australia -138.89 at Bovada | South Africa +120 at Bovada
When Thursday, October 12 – 2:00pm IST
Where BRSABVE Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Watch Live ICC World Cup Broadcaster List

Australia vs South Africa top picks – Cricket World Cup 2023

Australia to win


Australia Top Runscorer – Mitch Marsh


South Africa Top Runscorer – Heinrich Klaasen


Australia vs South Africa match preview – 2023 Cricket World Cup

Australia’s journey in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 continues this Thursday as they take on the formidable South African team.


In their tournament opener against India, Australia’s performance left much to be desired as they suffered a disappointing six-wicket loss. Their batting innings failed to gain momentum, resulting in a modest total of 199 runs. Although they made an early breakthrough with the ball, with India at 3-2 initially, subpar fielding and a small target allowed India to secure an easy victory.

Concerns have arisen about the composition of the Australian side, particularly their struggles in pacing their innings while batting. Additionally, questions linger about the quality of their spin bowling options, given the expected favorable conditions in the tournament.

South Africa

On the other hand, South Africa had a fantastic start to the World Cup, crushing Sri Lanka by a record-breaking 102 runs. They punished the Sri Lankan bowling attack, with three players reaching the century mark, including Aiden Markram, who recorded the fastest hundred in World Cup history. Consequently, they posted the highest-ever World Cup total of 428 runs. Despite a commendable bowling performance, their strong batting display ensured a comfortable victory.

Despite their impressive win, there are still uncertainties surrounding the South African bowling lineup, as they used only five bowlers in the last game, potentially making them vulnerable to targeted attacks.

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who missed the opening match due to injury, may make a comeback for Australia in place of the out-of-form Cameron Green. Meanwhile, South Africa is expected to retain the same lineup from their previous match.

Australia vs South Africa ICC World Cup Betting Picks

Match Winner

South Africa, who won the five-match ODI series 3-2 leading up to the World Cup, enters the match with confidence, aiming to defeat Australia once more on Thursday. However, Australia must bounce back to keep their semifinal hopes alive. We anticipate a significantly improved batting performance from Australia and back them to win at odds of -138.89 with Bovada.

Australia Top Run Scorer

After a disappointing performance against India, Australian opener Mitch Marsh has a point to prove against South Africa. We are betting on him to be the top scorer for Australia, with odds of +350 offered by top online sportsbooks.

South Africa Top Run Scorer

Considering the quality of Australia’s opening bowlers, we expect the South African top order to face difficulties. Consequently, we are backing the in-form Heinrich Klaasen to be the top scorer at odds of +550.
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