Australia aiming to shed its losing streak in T20 series against South Africa

South Africa will be hoping to wrap up the T20 series against Australia with a win at Johannesburg to carry their nice rhythm going into World T20 2016 held in India.

Australia on the other hand will be eagerly wanting to right all the wrongs in the T20 format after failing to find the right balance for the side and losing more frequently to other teams in T20.

Australia will keen to get a win under the belt to shrug off all the woes surrounding their T20 performances over last couple of years.

Australia will meet South Africa at Johannesburg for second game of the T20 series,willing to put their best performance and also dispelling all the doubts that they are not interested in capturing a silverware in the T20 format despite being the most successful team in 50 over format when it comes to World Cup Competitions.

Team news

South Africa did play their full strength side but Dale Steyn might play the game in place of Kylee Abbott.Hashim Amla could come into the side with Behardien replacing either Duminy or Rossouw in the middle order.

South Africa (probable) 1 Hashim Amla, 2 AB de Villiers (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis (capt), 4 JP Duminy, 5 David Miller, 6 Rilee Rossouw/Farhaan Behardien, 7 Chris Morris, 8 David Wiese, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Imran Tahir

Shane Watson might be slotted in place of Usman Khwaja with David Warner playing at no.3 as Josh Hazlewood and James Faulkner might play the game as the series on the line.Adam Zampa will retain his place in the side as well.

Australia (probable) 1 Usman Khawaja/Shane Watson, 2 Aaron Finch 3 David Warner, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Peter Nevill (wk), 8 John Hastings/James Faulkner, 9 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 10 Josh Hazlewood/Andrew Tye, 11 Adam Zampa

Pitch and conditions

Durban did provide sluggish conditions like the sub-continent but Johannesburg will resemble the typically South African surface with nice pace and good for stoke making for batsmen.

 

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