SOUTH AFRICA TOURISTS IN AUSTRALIA 2018
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Can Australia have a fragmented middle pocket to find the past before Rabada & Coi? © Getty
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoins, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood.
South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.
TOSS – Australia selects a bowl. Both teams will remain in the same ranks in Adelaide at the second ODI.
Decider – Prelude
Ting. Ting. Ting. We are handsome and early. Welcome to ODI Series Maker between Australia and South Africa. Who would have thought to come here when the Aussies rose to 231. In Adelaide!
Still there is a real chance to see Australia win the series in 2018. (So if you think Ashes 2017-18 was technically beaten before New Year's Test in Sydney). In any case, it has been a tough year for them (yes, we've been through this story earlier) and the victory could help set the ball to rotate in the right direction.
Then what about South Africa? Amla and Duminy are surely missing, but although these two were available, the middle class was never consistently delivered and this problem has continued in the last six months of the World Cup. They would have wanted to close that game in Adelaide.
We have a third game in Hobart! There is a possibility of redemption. The winner takes the series. Simple? Read the preview now.