Australia and South Africa, two eternal enemies of cricket, finally meeting each other in ICC World Cup 2019. Their rivalries are always a great pleasure for the cricket fans and classical cricket becomes special when they meet. But, things change in recent times. While Australia maintaining their class in the cricket world, South Africa failing miserably to keep their superiority.

Australia Vs South Africa – Two old foes finally meeting in the World Cup 

The rivalries of Australia and South Africa always produced cricket’s greatest moments. Sadly, things change drastically in recent times. South Africa lost their glamour and they just become the shadow of their glorious past.


The reigning champions of World Cup and also one of the top contender to achieve the cricket’s biggest prize again. They’re marching towards title smoothly. Australia is the first team to seal their spot for the semi-finals. Aaron Finch‘s troops are performing on another level in every department and they seem unstoppable in this tournament and very much motivated to win the prize again.

Australia is the first team to seal their name in semi-final

South Africa

While Australia is still ruling the cricket world, South Africa seems to lose in oblivion. They are already out from the tournament and they are having the worst World Cup campaign in their history. South Africa always branded as ”chokers” in a big tournament. Despite carrying this ill-reputation, they always hold the title of ”favorite” and gave a splendid version of cricket. Gone are those days. Now, they can only be reminiscing their good old days count to pass this worst spell.

South Africa is in danger of completely annihilated by in form Australia

Weather Condition

Manchester will be partly cloudy on Saturday’s evening and there’s a small chance of rain. But, if the rain comes, it won’t probably last long.

Pitch Condition

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester is usually a good place for the bowlers although this World Cup proved it wrong. Teams are posting a big score in this field on a regular basis. If we thoroughly see the past games, we can come to the conclusion that this match will also be another high scoring match.

Likely XI

Australia –

  • Aaron Finch(c),
  • David Warner,
  • Usman Khawja,
  • Steve Smith,
  • Glenn Maxwell,
  • Marcus Stoinis,
  • Alex Currey,
  • Pat Cummins,
  • Mitchell Starc,
  • Jason Behrendorff,
  • Nathan Lyon

South Africa

  • Hashim Amla,
  • Quinton de Kock,
  • Faf du Plessis(c),
  • Aiden Markram, 
  • Rassie Van Dussen,
  • David Miller,
  • Andile,
  • Chris Morris,
  • Kagiso Rabada,
  • Lungi Ngidi,
  • Imran Tahir

Injury Update

Both teams currently don’t have any injury issues at all.

Match Prediction

Australia is the first team in the world cup who booked their semi-finals spot. But, if we consider their professionalism, they won’t slow down for sure. They will go with every firepower to humiliate their eternal rival for another time. South Africa should worry about Australia.

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