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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips South Africa vs Australia on November 16 by Soubhagya Swain,99 days ago  

CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips

South Africa vs Australia on November 16


South Africa will take on Australia in the second semi-final of the ODI World Cup 2023 on Thursday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. South Africa finished in second place in the points table with seven wins in nine games and a Net Run Rate of +1.261. Australia also won seven out of nine matches but finished in fourth place due to a lesser Net Run Rate. The last time both these teams faced each other in this tournament, South Africa won by a significant margin of 134 runs after posting a total of 311 runs on the board. Quinton de Kock scored a century for the Proteas, while Aiden Markram contributed 56 runs off 44 deliveries. Kagiso Rabada took three wickets for 33 runs in eight overs. Only Marnus Labuschagne managed to score more than 30 runs for Australia in that game. Australia defeated Bangladesh in their last outing by eight wickets after chasing down the target of 307 runs in 44.4 overs. Mitchell Marsh scored 177 runs off 132 deliveries and won the Player of the Match award here. South Africa finished their league stage campaign after defeating Afghanistan by five wickets. The Proteas chased down the target of 248 runs in 47.3 overs. Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 76 runs off 95 deliveries and was adjudged Player of the Match. 

Best economical pick – Adam Zampa's prowess in World Cup 2023 shines with 22 scalps, claiming wickets at a staggering rate of one every three-and-a-half overs, boasting an enviable average of 18.90. His pivotal all-round contribution was pivotal in Australia's triumph over England at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, solidifying Zampa's status as a match-winner with both ball and bat.

Top captains & vice captains Mitchell Marsh, fuelled by an outstanding, unbeaten 177 against Bangladesh, cements his role as a linchpin for Australia. At the forefront of the batting charts, he's on the verge of a remarkable 500-run milestone. Marsh's versatility extends beyond his dynamic batting; his adept bowling prowess adds a crucial dimension to the squad. A genuine all-rounder, his skills make him an indispensable asset, defining him as a pivotal player in the team. Quinton de Kock became the first Proteas batter to score more than 500 runs in an edition of the ODI World Cup this year. He is just 82 runs away from matching Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most runs in an edition. De Kock has scored 591 runs in nine games at an average of 65.66 and a strike rate of 109.24.

Smart pick – Glenn Maxwell is definitely going to make a comeback in the playing 11 in this important. Maxwell has scored 397 runs in seven games at an average of 79.40 and a strike rate of 152.69. He has five wickets as well to his name.

Cautious Pick – Temba Bavuma has failed to score more than 25 runs for the Proteas in his last five outings and might not be the best pick for your fantasy teams.

My XI – Mitchell Marsh (Captain), Quinton de Kock (Vice-Captain), Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, David Warner, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, Pat Cummins, Heinrich Klassen, Travis Head

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