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After two one-sided T20Is in the series, South Africa and Australia will lock horns again in the final game of the series in what will be a dead rubber. Australia registered two clinical victories in the first two matches to seal proceedings, and will now be after one final excellent performance.

While batting first, South Africa managed to post a below-par total of 164/8. Barring Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram and Tristan Stubbs, no other batter could apply himself at the crease, as the innings never got the required momentum. While bowling, the Proteas bowlers looked toothless, as four of the six bowlers leaked runs at ten or more per over.

For Australia, most of the things went right again. The speedsters did a fantastic job, followed by Matthew Short and Mitchell Marsh showing their prowess with the willow to chase down the target within 15 overs. South Africa will look to salvage pride, while Australia will be eyeing a clean sweep at the same venue.

SA vs AUS 3rd T20 Possible Playing XI

Dewald Brevis has registered two consecutive low scores. Matthew Breetzke could come in his place. Sisanda Magala might also have a game, with Lungi Ngidi benched for this rubber.

South Africa: 1. Temba Bavuma, 2. Reeza Hendricks, 3. Rassie van der Dussen, 4. Aiden Markram (c), 5. Dewald Brevis/Matthew Breetzke, 6. Tristan Stubbs (wk), 7. Marco Jansen, 8. Lizaad Williams, 9. Lungi Ngidi/Sisanda Magala, 10. Tabraiz Shamsi, 11. Gerald Coetzee

Australia could experiment. They do have Ashton Turner and Matthew Wade on the bench to experiment with.

Australia: 1. Matt Short, 2. Travis Head, 3. Mitch Marsh (c), 4. Josh Inglis/Matthew Wade (wk), 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Tim David, 7. Aaron Hardie/Ashton Turner, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Nathan Ellis, 10. Adam Zampa/Tanveer Sangha, 11. Jason Behrendorff/Spencer Johnson

SA vs AUS 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Tips

South Africa:

  • Reeza Hendricks has scores of 56 & 3 in this series. Hendricks has 231 runs at an average of 46.20 and a strike rate of 169.85 in five T20I innings this year. He will look to end the series on a high note.
  • Rassie van der Dussen has failed to play a long innings this series, something he is known for. However, Dussen is a quality player and can dismantle any bowling lineup on his day. He would need to be cautious against Jason Behrendorff early on.
  • Aiden Markram played a fine knock of 49 runs with the help of three boundaries and two maximums in the previous game. He was also economical in his 2-over spell, conceding only 13 runs. Markram is a utility player and a must-pick in the fantasy team.
  • Lungi Ngidi has been very expensive in the first two games. However, Ngidi had done fairly well at this venue before this series and can churn out a match-winning performance again. In ten innings, Ngidi has 15 wickets at a strike rate of 14.33 in T20s in Durban.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi has also performed poorly in this series thus far. He has 14 wickets at a strike rate of 21 in the T20s at this venue. A fine bowling performance might well be around the corner.

Australia:

  • Matt Short has been among the best batters of the series. He has 86 runs at a strike rate of 209.76, including nine boundaries and six maximums this series. Short can also roll his arm to bowl useful off-breaks.
  • Travis Head hasn’t fired with the willow this series, but he is a quality batter opening for Australia. The track in Durban has been ideal for the batters, and Head is known to thrive on good batting decks.
  • Mitch Marsh has been the best batter thus far. In the two games, he has scores of 92* and 79*. Marsh has hit 21 fours and eight sixes with the bat. Another good outing is well on the cards.
  • Marcus Stoinis can contribute with both bat and ball. He picked up three wickets in the first T20I but didn’t get to bat or bowl in the second one. However, Stoinis is a powerful player in the lower middle order and has grown significantly as a bowler in recent times.
  • Nathan Ellis showed his class in the previous game, where he snared as many as three wickets. Ellis now has an impressive 18 wickets in seven T20Is, with excellent changeups.
  • Jason Behrendorff will get some assistance with the new ball. Behrendorff has 28 wickets at a strike rate of 17.35 and an economy rate of 7.83 in the T20s this year. He picked up two wickets in the last game. Similar applies to Spencer Johnson if he is selected.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in T20Is: Played 24, SA 8, AUS 16.
  • Lizaad Williams in T20s this year: 9 wickets, 14.55 avg, 10 SR & 8.73 economy rate.
  • Nathan Ellis in the last five overs in T20s this year: 29 wickets, 18.17 avg, 12.17 SR & 8.95 economy rate.
  • Mitchell Marsh vs Lungi Ngidi in T20s: 62 runs, 34 balls, 182.35 SR & 2 dismissals.
  • Mitchell Marsh in T20Is since 2022: 372 runs, 41.33 avg, 158.29 SR & 4.27 BpB.
  • Rassie van der Dussen vs spinners in T20s in 2023: 123 runs, 24.60 avg, 112.84 SR & 5 dismissals.

Kingsmead Durban Pitch Report and Weather

The pitch in Durban in the first two games suited the batters, and a similar track is expected again. The ball should come along nicely on the bat, and there will be value for the shots.

A total of around 180 can be a fighting one. However, it remains to be seen if this day game results in the pitch behaving differently. A temperature of around 22°C is forecasted, with some clouds hovering in the sky.

SA vs AUS 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction Picks

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

SA vs AUS 3rd T20 Dream11 Prediction – Ideal team combination: 1-2-4-4

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SA vs AUS 3rd T20 Match Prediction – Who will win?

There have been individual flashes of brilliance for South Africa, but they have struggled to put on a complete team performance in this series. They will try their best to avoid the clean sweep, but Australia look good for a clean sweep.

Darpan Jain
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Darpan Jain is a passionate cricket fan and writer based in India. He specialises in fantasy cricket tips, particularly Dream11 prediction articles, as well as news and opinion articles. If there is anything to be written on stats and matchups, Darpan is on it. You can connect with Darpan on X (formerly Twitter), at: https://x.com/darpanjain103

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