South Africa vs Australia 2020: T20 Preview, Schedule and Squad News
T20 World Cup preparations continue for both South Africa and Australia as the two teams meet for what could prove to be three important clashes..
Australia will host the world cup in October and are currently the favourites to secure the title on home soil. They head into this series on the back of their ODI series loss in India in January. Their last T20 action saw them bag comfortable wins over Pakistan at the end of 2019.
South Africa are looking to bounce back after their recent T20 series loss against England. Their young players showed some positive signs despite the defeat and will be looking to build on that here.
The first T20I gets underway in Johannesburg on Friday 21st February
South Africa welcome back key bowler Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf Du Plessis to their T20 ranks.
Anrich Nortje also returns but Reeza Hendricks, Beuran Hendricks and Sisanda Magala make way.
Temba Bavuma will has been ruled out of the first match due to a hamstring injury he picked up in the final T20I against England.
Australian, meanwhile, are without Glenn Maxwell due to elbow surgery. He has been replaced in the squad by D’Arcy Short. He will be looking to contest for a spot in the middle order along with Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade.
South Africa vs Australia T20 Squads
Quinton de Kock (c)
Aaron Finch (c)
Faf du Plessis
Rassie van der Dussen
Pite van Biljon
South Africa vs Australia 2020 – Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions
Australia are made the favourites to take the overall series victory. They can be backed at 1.50 (1/2) with bet365. South Africa are priced at 2.63 (13/8) with the same firm.
It wouldn’t be a surprise for South Africa to win one of the three matches, especially considering how they did against England in spells. However, Australia may just have too much for them here. It will be interesting to compare the performance of Australia compared to England in South Africa when looking ahead to T20 World Cup betting.
Captain Quinton de Kock looked in ominous form against England and his dynamic batting will be key for the hosts once again. He is priced at 2.63 (13/8) with bet365 to be the Proteas top batsman in the series.
Another player to consider as South Africa’s main man could be Rassie van der Dussen. He got a few starts against England without going on but could offer some value at 5.00 (4/1).
Australia opener David Warner tops their top batsman market at 3.00 (2/1). He is ahead of Aaron Finch at 3.25 (9/4).
The top bowler markets are headed by Rabada for South Africa and Pat Cummins for Australia. They are available at 3.50 (5/2) and 3.75 (11/4) respectively.
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