South Africa are all set to lock horns with Australia in a riveting three-match T20I series commencing from Wednesday (August 30). The T20I series will also be followed by a five-match ODI leg starting from September 7.

As the cricketing world braces itself for an electrifying clash between two cricketing powerhouses, hosts South Africa are also gearing up to showcase their prowess under the leadership of Aiden Markram with a T20I lineup boasting an amalgamation of seasoned veterans and emerging talents.

South Africa are coming from a two-match T20I series win over the Netherlands and will be riding high on confidence when they meet Australia in the T20 series opener on August 30. It is worth mentioning that all three T20Is will be played at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban.

With Dewald Brevis and Reeza Hendricks leading the charge as openers, South Africa will aim to seize the initiative from the very first ball and are ready to unveil their arsenal of talent against the visiting Australian side. The likes of Rassie van der Dussen, Markram, Temba Bavuma and Tristan Stubbs complement the lineup further, combining flair and stability to the team. Meanwhile, the bowling attack, led by the seasoned Lungi Ngidi, promises a potent mix of pace and skill.

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South Africa’s top-choice XI for the T20I series against Australia

Openers and Middle Order

The opening combination of Brevis and Hendricks is poised to set the stage alight for South Africa with their explosive batting styles and ability to provide a strong start. Both the batters have the potential to put the Australian bowlers on the back foot from the get-go. Meanwhile, the Proteas skipper Markram is a key figure in the middle order. His leadership experience, coupled with his impressive batting skills, will anchor the innings.

Van der Dussen adds further solidity and flair to the lineup as another star batter in the star-studded squad. He’s capable of playing both the anchor and aggressor roles as per the need. The wicketkeeper-batter, Stubbs, will also provide stability to the South African batting department.


Marco Jansen is a valuable asset to the South African side as the all-rounder. His dual ability to contribute with both bat and ball provides balance to the team and the flexibility to adapt to various match situations.


The bowling attack is led by the experienced Ngidi. His pace and ability to take wickets make him a crucial component of the South African lineup. Gerald Coetzee and Sisanda Magala bring youthful energy and talent to the bowling department, capable of providing breakthroughs and maintaining pressure on the opposition.

Tabraiz Shamsi, the spinner, adds a different dimension to the team’s bowling strategy. With his expertise in spinning the ball and taking wickets in the middle overs, he can prove to be a potent force against the Australian batting lineup.

South Africa’s best XI for the T20I series against Australia:

Dewald Brevis, Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c),Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Sisanda Magala, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa’s T20I squad for the Australia series:

Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs (wk), Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala, Matthew Breetzke, Gerald Coetzee, Donavon Ferreira, Keshav Maharaj, Lizaad Williams

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