Australia vs South Africa | Semi-Final 2, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

South Africa's captain, Temba Bavuma, believes his team is on the verge of something special at the ICC World Cup 2023. 

However, the formidable pedigree of their opponents, five-time champions Australia, is keeping them grounded as they approach the semifinal.

Despite South Africa's historical challenges, having never progressed beyond the semifinals due to a mix of bad luck and nerves, they have displayed strength in the current tournament, winning seven of their nine group matches. 

Their next hurdle is Australia, the most successful team in the tournament's history, who started with back-to-back defeats but have since won seven consecutive matches to secure a spot in the last four.

Bavuma acknowledges the magnitude of the challenge, despite South Africa's convincing victory against Australia in a group match last month. 

Meanwhile, Australia's captain, Pat Cummins, states that his players will draw on experience from previous title wins, fueled by Glenn Maxwell's heroics, which he believes gives them "an extra leg."

Although Australia suffered a 134-run defeat to South Africa in the league stage and lost an ODI series in South Africa in September, they have a history of beating their rivals twice in World Cup semifinals.

Australia vs South Africa | Semi-Final 1, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

The viewers can watch Australia vs South Africa Live Stream in Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3 and many other networks.

Star Sports Network India is the official broadcaster of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, it sheduled to air the tournament on Star Sports and OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar in India.The list below is showing the broadcasters by County or Territory.

The broadcasting rights for the upcoming event are held by various networks across different territories. Here’s a consolidated view of  Australia vs South Africa Live Stream TV Channels:

Afghanistan: RTA Sports and Ariana TV.

Australia: Foxtel TV, Kayo TV, and Nine Network.

Bangladesh: Gazi TV, T Sports, and BTV.

Canada: Willow TV.

Continental Europe: Yupp TV.

Caribbean Islands: ESPN.

England: Sky Sports Cricket.

Hong Kong: Astro Vinmeen HD and Yupp TV.

India: Star Sports Network and DD Sports.

Central East and North Africa: Etisalat and Starzplday.

New Zealand: Sky Sports and Sky Sports 3.

Nepal: Star Sports Network.

Pakistan: A Sports and PTV Sports.

Pacific Islands: TVWAN Action PAC.

Sri Lanka: Sirasa TV (TV1) and Star Sports Network.

South Africa: SuperSports.

South East Asia: Yupp TV.

Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSports.

Singapore: Astro Vinmeen HD.

United States: Willow TV and Willow TV Xtra.

United Kingdom: Sky Sports Cricket.

You can watch online at Daily Live Scores TV.

Team News

In team news, the decision on whether Bavuma will play is pending due to a hamstring strain that has cast a shadow over the team's preparations. Reeza Hendricks is a capable understudy, having performed well in Bavuma's absence. 

However, the potential absence of the captain from a World Cup semifinal adds an extra layer of concern. Similar worries surround Lungi Ngidi, who struggled with an ankle issue but has been deemed fit. Gerald Coetzee might replace him, and Tabraiz Shamsi is expected to feature on a turning pitch along with Keshav Maharaj, who has recently claimed the ICC's No. 1 ranking. 

Andile Phehlukwayo is also in contention, possibly taking the place of Marco Jansen, whose impact has been inconsistent in recent matches.

Probable lineups:

Australia: 1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Marnus Labuschagne, 6 Josh Inglis (wk), 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood

South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (capt)/Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen/Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Lungi Ngidi/Gerald Coetzee, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi

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