South Africa vs Australia Prediction: 2nd T20I Betting Tips & Odds

Check the South Africa vs Australia prediction for the second T20I. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with a comprehensive victory in the opening game. The second T20 international will also take place at the same venue, Kingsmead in Durban. Australia will be the favourites heading into the match at 1/2 (1.50) while South Africa have bigger odds of 7/5 (2.40).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • South Africa vs Australia, 2nd T20I
  • September 1, 2023 – 4 PM GMT
  • Kingsmead, Durban

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The Kingsmead pitches are usually well balanced with something in it for batters as well as bowlers. The average first innings score at the venue in T20 cricket stands at 153. The previous game had an excellent pitch with Australia posting 226 on the board.

The weather forecast for Durban isn’t looking great for this fixture as rain could play a spoil-sport. It is expected to be windy and cloudy on Friday with around a 70% chance of precipitation.

South Africa vs Australia Prediction

Australia showed why they are the better side in this series, hammering the hosts by 111 runs. They have a more destructive batting unit and better resources in the bowling attack. Moreover, the Aussies lead the head to head record in this rivalry by 15-8.

Our Prediction: Australia to win this match at 1/2 (1.50).

Top Run-scorer

Mitchell Marsh carried his form in this series, blasting 92 not-out in 49 deliveries in the first T20I. Bet on him to be Australia’s top batter at 13/5 (3.60). Reeza Hendricks scored 56 off 43 in the first game and is one of the prolific T20 run-scorers in South Africa. You can back Hendricks to be the top batter for South Africa at 13/5 (3.60).

Our Prediction: Mitch Marsh to be Australia’s top run-scorer at 13/5 (3.60).

Top Wicket-taker

Tanveer Sangha had a dream debut in the previous game where he claimed 4 for 31. Given South Africa’s struggles against spin, you can back him to be Australia’s best bowler at 3/1 (4.00). Gerald Coetzee has 55 wickets from 39 games at a strike rate of 14.4. Take a punt on him to be the top bowler for South Africa at 4/1 (5.00).

Our Prediction: Tanveer Sangha to be Australia’s top wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).

Man of the Match

Marcus Stoinis picked 3 for 18 with the ball in the first game. He’s a good power-hitter, having scored over 4900 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 30 and strike rate of 137. Betting on him to be the player of the match could give you great returns at 12/1 (13.00).

Our Prediction: Marcus Stoinis to be the Man of the Match at 12/1 (13.00) odds.

South Africa vs Australia Preview

Having suffered a humiliating loss in the opening fixture, South Africa will be hoping to level the series on Friday. Take a look at two sides before they meet in the second T20I.

South Africa

The South African bowlers have conceded over 220 runs in each of the last three games. Chasing 227 in the first game of this series, they just could not get going and were bowled out for 115.

The Proteas opted to go in with Temba Bavuma at the top of the order and Dewald Brevis in the middle. Keshav Maharaj didn’t play the first game but could feature in this one.

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


Australia’s stand-in captain Mitch Marsh was excellent in the first game, hammering an unbeaten 92 off 49. Tim David also played a blistering knock of 28-ball 68. Marcus Stoinis then picked three wickets before Tanveer Sangha claimed for on his debut.

The visitors suffered a late blow with Adam Zampa falling ill but his replacement Sangha grabbed the opportunity. Expect them to remain unchanged.

Squad: Matt Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Spencer Johnson, Tanveer Sangha

How to Watch South Africa vs Australia T20Is in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

The UK viewers can enjoy the live action of the South Africa vs Australia series on BT Sports exclusively.

  • BT Sports (TV)

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