South Africa v Australia 2nd T20 International, Port Elizabeth, betting preview, tips
Welcome to our betting tips article for the second T20 International between South Africa and Australia at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, on Sunday, February 23.
The impressive Australians won the first match in blistering style to take a stranglehold on the three-match series.
It was a disappointing effort by the South Africans, who pushed England all the way in recent limited-overs series.
So we head to the famous St George’s Park, where only three previous T20 Internationals have been played. One of those was a washout but early forecasts say all clear for Sunday in PE.
South Africa coach Mark Boucher is hoping his team can rebound quickly or it could get ugly. The Australians had all facets of their game firing.
“It was a really bad loss tonight … 70 runs [to Australia] off the first six overs put us on the back foot straight away and that’s off some really poor bowling,” he told AAP after the first match.
Australia’s win included a rare hat-trick for left-arm spinner Ashton Agar. It was their eighth on the trot as they moved to No.1 in the ICC T20 rankings. They look formidable with the ICC T20 World Cup looming in Australia later this year.
Read on for our South Africa v Australia tips and odds update for the second T20 International at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, on Sunday.
South Africa v Australia series schedule, results
Friday, Feb 21: South Africa v Australia, 1st T20I, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg: Australia 6-196 (20 overs; Steve Smith 45, Aaron Finch 42; Dale Steyne 2-31, Tabraiz Shamsi 2-31) d South Africa 89 (14.3 overs; Faf du Plessis 24; Ashton Agar 5-24) by 107 runs. Player of the match: Ashton Agar.
Sunday, Feb 23: South Africa v Australia, 2nd T20I, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, 2.30pm (local time), 11.30pm AEDT
Wednesday, Feb 26: South Africa v Australia, 3rd T20I, Newlands, Cape Town, 6pm (local time), 3am (February 27) AEDT
Saturday, Feb 29: South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Boland Park, Paarl, 1pm (local time), 10pm AEDT
Wednesday, Mar 04: South Africa v Australia, 2nd ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, 1pm (local time), 10pm AEDT
Saturday, Mar 07: South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, 10am (local time), 7pm AEDT
Squads for South Africa v Australia
South Africa squad
Quinton de Kock (captain, wk), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen.
Australia T20I squad
Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Mitchell Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’arcy Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Australia ODI squad
Aaron Finch (captain), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (vice-captain), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Richardson, D’arcy Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
South Africa v Australia 2nd T20 odds
Head to head odds: South Africa $2.60, Australia $1.50
Man of the match odds:
$8 David Warner, Aaron Finch
$9 Quinton de Kock
$11 Steve Smith
$13 Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, D’Arcy Short, Temba Bavuma
$15 Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins
$17 Adam Zampa, Kagiso Rabada, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi
$21 Alex Carey, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jhye Richardson, Heinrich Klaasen, Sean Abbott, Dwaine Pretorius, Pite van Biljon, Kane Richardson, Jon Jon Smuts
$26 Ashton Agar, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi
$34 Bjorn Fortuin
Top batsman South Africa odds:
$3.50 Quinton de Kock
$4.50 Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma
$5 Rassie van der Dussen
$7 David Miller, Jon Jon Smuts
$8 Heinrich Klaasen, Pite van Biljon
Top batsman Australia odds:
$3.50 David Warner, Aaron Finch
$4.50 Steve Smith, D’Arcy Short
$7 Matthew Wade
$9 Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh
Top bowler South Africa odds:
$4 Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
$4.50 Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje
$5 Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi
Top bowler Australia odds:
$4 Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins
$4.50 Adam Zampa
$5 Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson
$5.50 Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar
$6 Mitchell Marsh
$9 D’Arcy Short
* Full odds available at Betway.com.
South Africa v Aus 2nd T20 betting tips
We have trawled through the odds to come up with some value bets for the match at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. Also read our guide to betting on cricket.
Mitchell Starc most wickets for Australia
Agar took the headlines with his match-winning figures, but one super delivery from Starc set the tone. Starc sent in-form South African captain Quinton de Kock’s middle peg flying. He should get even more assistance at a ground where paceman Dale Steyn took 4-9 in one match. Be warned Australia may rotate their pacemen, so be sire to check the line-ups closer to the match.
David Miller top scorer for South Africa
With the top order a little shaky and Temba Bavuma not certain to be back after a hamstring strain, we can see the Proteas middle order getting plenty of batting time. Miller was solid against England recently and looks value at around $6. If you are betting from South African check out the top ZA betting sites.
South Africa v Australia predictions – 2nd T20, Feb 23, 2020
It’s hard to imagine the Proteas turning around such a crushing defeat but T20 can be a fickle game. It can take only one superb individual batting or bowling performance to win a match. We have no doubt they will at least be a lot more competitive second time around. Good punting to all.
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