CWC 2023: Dale Steyn shares his view on South African batsmen and their struggle against Australian bowlers

Cricket legend Dale Stein recently shared his insights South AfricaThe upcoming match is against a strong opponent Australian Bowlers in 2023 ODI World Cup. The Proteas are set to face the five-time World Cup champions at the Ekna Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday, October 12. Steyn offers his view on how the South African batsmen will handle as the two cricket giants prepare to face off. AustraliaIts strong bowling lineup in Lucknow.

History of Encounters

Australia and South Africa have a history of facing each other in ICC ODI World Cup tournaments, with six encounters to their name. Australia won three of these matches, while South Africa won twice. Expectations of exciting competition are high.

Dale Steyn analyzes South Africa’s batting challenge against Australia’s bowlers

During an ASKSTAR show on Star Sports, Steyn was asked to weigh in on the unique challenges of playing in Lucknow. He described the pitch as unpredictable citing examples of T20 matches where either a lot of runs were scored or the pitch proved challenging for batting. Steyn stressed that South Africa’s recent success in the five-match ODI series against Australia, which they won 3-2, has given the Proteas confidence to take on the Australian seamers.

“It is an interesting question because they are going to play in Lucknow. It’s quite an interesting pitch because you never know what you’re going to get. India played against New Zealand in the T20 format at the same venue where not many runs are scored during the IPL (2023). So it will be interesting to see what comes to Lucknow,” said Steyn.

“The good thing for South Africa is that they recently played a five-match ODI series against Australia which they not only won 3-2 but also dominated the Australian bowlers in the rest of the series. South Africa will enter the match with a lot of confidence against these Australian pacers. Added 40 years old.

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Adam Jumper tackles the spin threat

However, Steyn acknowledged the spin threat Adam Zampa, He expresses faith Henrik Klassen And David MillerAbility to handle spin bowling. This, in turn, led him to consider South Africa as favorites for the upcoming match.

“Adam Jumper’s spin could spell doom for South Africa but the way Heinrich Klaasen is batting against spin and with David Miller in the middle order, I think South Africa are going to be favorites for that game for me at the moment,” Born in Phalborwa, this cricketer finished.

The journey of both teams so far in the tournament

Given the journey of both teams in the tournament, Australia suffered a loss to the hosts in their opening match. India For six wickets. In contrast, South Africa secured a convincing win Sri Lanka, won by 102 runs. The upcoming clash between these cricket powerhouses promises to be a heavyweight contest, eagerly awaited by fans and cricket enthusiasts.

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