Australia Legends go up against South Africa Legends in the Road Safety World Series 2022 on Friday, September 23 at the Doon Sports Club in Dehradun. The match will begin at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Australia Legends beat Bangladesh Legends by three wickets in their last league game to register their first win of the ongoing season of the Road Safety World Series. Brad Haddin scored an unbeaten 58 runs off 37 balls to help the Australian side chase the target of 159 down on the last ball of the second innings. Before beating Bangladesh, the Aussies suffered a 38-run defeat in their first game against Sri Lanka Legends. The Aussies are currently sixth on the Road Safety World Series points table this season with 4 points in two games.
Meanwhile, South Africa Legends are fifth on the points table with six points in four games. They lost to Sri Lanka Legends by 11 runs in their previous encounter in Indore. Chasing 166 runs to win, South Africa kept losing wickets at regular intervals and could only manage 154 runs at the end of their 20 overs. Morne van Wyk scored 76 runs for the South Africa Legends while Garnett Kruger picked two wickets.
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Australia Legends: 1.45, South Africa Legends: 2.72
Betwinner odds: Australia Legends: 1.448, South Africa Legends: 2.76
Dafabet odds: Australia Legends: 1.47, South Africa Legends: 1.92
Betway odds: Australia Legends: 1.44, South Africa Legends: 2.62
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends head-to-head in T20Is
Australia Legends gave South Africa Legends a walkover in their only encounter in the Road Safety World Series last season.
Both Australia Legends and South Africa Legends have only won once in their last four matches in this competition.
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 squads
Australia Legends: Shane Watson (captain), Alex Doolan, Ben Dunk, Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), Stuart Clark, Brett Lee, Bryce McGain, Callum Ferguson, Cameron White, George-Horlin Smith, Jason Krejza, John Hastings, Dirk Nannes, Nathan Reardon, Chadd Sayers
South Africa Legends: Jonty Rhodes (captain), Alviro Petersen, Andrew Puttick, Eddie Leie, Garnett Kruger, Henry Davids, Jacques Rudolph, Johan Botha, Johan Van der Wath, Lance Klusener, Lloyd Jones, Makhaya Ntini, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Thandi Tshabalala, Vernon Philander, Zander de Bruyn
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends probable playing XI
Australia Legends: Shane Watson (captain), Cameron White, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Reardon, Brad Hodge, Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), George-Horlin Smith, John Hastings, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Bryce McGain.
South Africa Legends: Alviro Petersen, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Zander de Bruyn, Jonty Rhodes (captain), Jacques Rudolph, Andrew Puttick, Johan Botha, Vernon Philander, Makhaya Ntini, Thandi Tshabalala, Alan Dawson.
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends combined fantasy XI
Shane Watson (captain), Cameron White, Andrew Puttick, Jacques Rudolph, Brad Hodge, Morne Van Wyk (wicketkeeper), Zander de Bruyn, Johan Botha, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Bryce McGain.
Australia Legends top picks vs South Africa Legends
Shane Watson: The all-rounder has scored 74 runs in two games this season at an average of 37.00 and a strike rate of 168.18. Watson scored 35 runs in the last game and also picked one wicket for his side. The 41-year-old cricketer has scored 8821 runs in this format at a strike rate of 138.30 and has a top score of 124 not out. The former Australian cricketer had also picked 216 wickets in 343 T20 matches during his playing career.
Brett Lee: The 45-year-old pacer has picked two wickets this season so far and will be Australia’s top pick against South Africa Legends. Regarded as one of the fastest bowlers to have played the sport, Lee has scalped 708 wickets in international cricket across formats. The arm-pacer represented Australia in 25 T20Is picking 28 wickets at an average of 25.50.
South Africa Legends top picks vs Australia Legends
Andrew Puttick: The 41-year-old batter has scored 267 runs in eight games in the Road Safety World Series. Puttick raked up his runs at an average of 44.50 and a strike rate of 117.10. The southpaw has scored 82 runs in three games this season and has a top score of 51 not out.
Morne van Myk: The wicketkeeper batter was the standout performer for his side in the last game with a 56-ball 76 run-knock at the top of the order. Van Myk has scored 344 runs in his last nine innings in this competition at an average of 43.00. The 43-year-old has got himself starts in all three games this season and has looked like the best batsman on the South African side.
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends prediction
Australia Legends look a far stronger team and will have the edge over South Africa in the upcoming fixture. That said, South Africa Legends have a bunch of talented players in their squad and can put on a strong fight.
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends Road Safety World Series 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 32°C
Wind: 24 km/h
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