The T20 International (T20I) series between South Africa and Australia is poised to commence on August 30. The iconic battleground for the series opener will be none other than the historic Kingsmead Stadium, nestled in the vibrant city of Durban.

The first match of the series holds immense significance, as a triumphant start could potentially grant one of the teams a pivotal early advantage, while also establishing the tone for the fierce battles that are to follow.

However, both competing squads will be treading the turf without the presence of some of their seasoned campaigners. The absence of these established players, while a loss in experience, also presents a golden opportunity for the emerging stars to seize the spotlight and etch their names in the annals of cricket history.

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T20 stats and records at Kingsmead Stadium:

  • Total matches played: 15
  • Won batting first: 10
  • Won bowling first: 7
  • Average 1st Inns scores: 146
  • Average 2nd Inns scores: 131
  • Highest total: 218/4 (India)
  • Lowest total: 73/10 (Kenya)
  • Highest run chase: 158/7 (South Africa)
  • Lowest total defended: 125/6 (South Africa)
  • Most runs: 141 runs (Quinton de Kock)
  • Highest score: 114 not out off 85 balls (Morne van Wyk)
  • Best bowling figures: 5/23 (David Wiese)
  • Most sixes: 12 sixes (Yuvraj Singh)
  • Most wickets: 9 wickets (David Wiese)

Kingsmead Stadium Pitch Report:

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The pitch at Kingsmead has consistently favoured bowlers, giving them a notable edge in T20 matches. The average totals (146 in the first innings and 131 in the second innings), suggests the pitch significantly aids the bowling team. Captains who win the toss could be tempted to utilize the initial moisture and movement that the surface presents.

Kingsmead Weather Report:

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There is no chance of rain in the evening in Durban. Playing conditions will be pleasant, with temperatures around the 21-degree Celsius mark. The humidity levels to be around 86% and the wind blowing at a speed of 3 Km/hr.

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South Africa vs Australia, Probable XIs:

South Africa: Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (captain), Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, Donovan Ferreira, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Australia: Matthew Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (captain), Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson

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