South Africa’s captain, Temba Bavuma, commented after winning the toss, stating that they would bat first. He mentioned that it wasn’t something he had dreamt of, but being in the World Cup semifinal against a team like Australia holds great significance for them.
South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Semi-Final: Today, there is a match between South Africa and Australia in the 2023 World Cup’s second semifinal. The winner of this match will play against India in the World Cup 2023 final on November 19. The match will be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. South Africa has decided to bat first after winning the toss.
“We haven’t dreamt of this,” says Temba Bavuma
South Africa’s captain, Temba Bavuma, said after winning the toss that they would bat first. He mentioned that it wasn’t something he had dreamt of, but being in the World Cup semifinal against a team like Australia holds great significance for them. He revealed that there’s one change in the team, with Ngidi coming in for Shamsi.
Pat Cummins says “We have experience; we will play better,”
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, stated that they would also bat first. Cummins mentioned that the South African team plays in a somewhat similar style, and they have won some matches recently, so they couldn’t take them lightly. He expressed confidence in their experience, stating they would show better gameplay. There are two changes in their team, with Stoinis and Abbott out, and Maxwell and Starc included.
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.