Venue Details & Pitch Report - Ekana Stadium, Lucknow

Average First Innings Score at Lucknow in ODIs: 235

Batting First vs Batting Second at Lucknow in ODIs: Win Bat 1st - 50%, Win Bat 2nd - 50%

AUS-SA Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs: None

AUS-SA Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs: Lungi Ngidi(6)

Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (77m) and short square boundaries (74m, 72m). ThirdMan-CowCorner (65m, 77m) and FineLeg-DeepExtraCover (59m, 78m).

Pitch Report: The pitch at Lucknow was newly relaid after the IPL 2023 season. Generally, the new pitches are flat and batting-friendly but we will have to wait for the official pitch report from the ground ahead of the match, for confirmation. 

Predicted Playing XI - Australia vs South Africa, Match 10, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

                       Bench: Travis Head, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott 

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

                       Bench: Reeza Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams

Fantasy Notes (Australia) - vs South Africa, Match 10, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of Australia players vs South Africa in ODIs:

David Warner (#3)28121343/1035/5N/AN/AN/A
Steven Smith (#10)1968440/894/2N/AN/AN/A
Mitchell Marsh (#11)2258729/934/017881/6.3
Marnus Labuschagne843262/951/2N/AN/AN/A
Alex Carey1235529.5/852/0N/AN/AN/A
Travis Head1230628/1172/0N/AN/AN/A
Marcus Stoinis714621/871/071225/5.9
Glenn Maxwell1212310/930/011933/5.4
Josh Inglis35117/1111/0N/AN/AN/A
Josh Hazlewood    142527.4/5
Mitchell Starc    141934/5.6
Adam Zampa    161845.5/6
Pat Cummins    111634.1/5.6
Sean Abbott    4535/5.9
Cameron Green21818/620/022 

Points to Consider

  •  According to reports, Marcus Stoinis is set to be available for this match. If he plays, Cameron Green might have to make way due to his poor form. In addition, Stoinis has featured for the Lucknow franchise giving him some experience of playing at the ground.
  • Marnus Labuschagne who is selected in 33% of the teams is a South Africa-born player who will represent Australia. Ahead of the World Cup, he faced the Proteas in an ODI series and it was his performances in this series that sealed his spot in Australia's World Cup squad. We will back him to come good once again and therefore, we will pick him as a differential.
  • David Warner struggles against left-arm pace in the powerplay and he will face Marco Jansen, who gave him a good challenge in the recent ODI series. Based on the official pitch report, we will make a call on him, depending on whether the pitch will aid some movement and bounce.
  • A wrist spinner can be key even on a flat wicket and this makes Adam Zampa a key spinner for Australia. Prefer picking if the Aussies are defending a total.

Fantasy Notes (South Africa) - vs Australia, Match 10, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Prediction


Relevant Numbers of South Africa players vs Australia in ODIs:

David Miller2491557/1066/2N/AN/AN/A
Heinrich Klaasen1150263/1242/2N/AN/AN/A
Aiden Markram934643/1071/1N/AN/AN/A
Temba Bavuma524361/881/1N/AN/AN/A
Rassie van der Dussen521242/852/0N/AN/AN/A
Reeza Hendricks513527/650/0N/AN/AN/A
Marco Jansen413433/1250/05829/7.2
Andile Phehlukwayo710936/1220/0121830/6.1
Kagiso Rabada    132626.5/6
Lungi Ngidi    81820/5.3
Tabraiz Shamsi    71325/5
Keshav Maharaj    7931/4.4
Gerald Coetzee    4636/7.9
Quinton de Kock2890934/973/2N/AN/AN/A
Lizaad Williams       

Points to Consider

  •  Quinton de Kock faces some threats in this match: powerplay [Starc - 20 Inns, 7 Outs, 134(164)], vs off-spin of Maxwell [14 Inns, 4 Outs, 68(74)], and against Marcus Stoinis [7 Inns, 4 Outs, 46(55)]. If the pitch turns out to be completely flat, he can still counter these threats relatively better and become a good pick for your fantasy team.
  • The express pace of Gerald Coetzee can be threatening on any kind of pitch and if it's a flat pitch, South Africa will rely on him to hurry the batters and create wicket-taking opportunities. Apart from his bowling, he can be a handy lower-order batter. Consider baking him as a differential pick as he is selected in just 33% of the teams.
  • David Miller has an excellent record against Australia but he is selected in just 19% of the teams. He can be a good differential pick particularly if South Africa bats first and added to that, his experience of playing in different Indian conditions gives him a good advantage of adapting quickly to unknown conditions on the relaid pitch.

Fantasy XI - Australia vs South Africa, Match 10, World Cup 2023 Prediction

WK: Heinrich Klaasen

BAT: Rassie van der Dussen, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith

AR: Aiden Markram, Glenn Maxwell, Marco Jansen

BOWL: Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Kagiso Rabada, Gerald Coetzee

C/VC: Aiden Markram, Glenn Maxwell

Differentials: Gerald Coetzee (33%), Marnus Labuschagne (33%), David Miller (19%)

C/VC Alternatives: Heinrich Klaasen, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne

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