The stage is set for the commencement of the highly-anticipated ODI series between South Africa and Australia as both teams have unveiled their playing elevens for the first encounter. This marks a crucial juncture in the ongoing multi-format tour, with South Africa eager to rebound after their T20I series loss and Australia seeking to carry forward their winning momentum.
Mitchell Marsh‘s Australia have been riding high on confidence, having clinched the T20I series convincingly. They will now shift their focus to the 50-over format, determined to maintain their dominance over the Proteas.
Meanwhile, the Proteas side aims to turn the tide in their favour in the upcoming ODI matches, especially after being whitewashed in the recently-concluded T20I series.
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South Africa’s playing eleven for the first ODI:
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
The South African squad features a mix of experienced campaigners and exciting young talents. With the likes of De Kock, Miller and Rabada, the Proteas boast a potent lineup capable of taking the game away from the Australians.
Australia’s playing eleven for the first ODI:
David Warner, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh (c), Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Australia, under the leadership of Marsh, is brimming with confidence following their T20I series triumph. Their playing XI showcases a blend of power hitters, fast bowlers, and spin options, making them a formidable opponent in the 50-over format.
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The Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein will host this exciting clash, where cricket fans can expect to witness intense battles between bat and ball. As the series unfolds, both teams will be eager to assert their dominance and set the tone for the remaining ODIs.
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