After sweeping the hosts 3-0 in the T20I series Australia is all set to put the Proteas under pressure in the One-day series. The three-match ODI series will be a great stage for both teams to test their squad ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The first ODI of the series will be played on the 7th of September in Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein. Here is the Mangaung Oval Bloemfontein Pitch Report.
The first ODIs of the series will be played at the Manguang Oval followed by the third fourth and fifth ODI in Senwes Park, Supersport Park, and the Wanderers Stadium respectively.
The two sides have selected their provisional World Cup squad for the 5-match ODI series making sure their main players get enough playing time before the mega event.
SA vs AUS 1st ODI 2023 Date, Time, Venue, and Weather
Date: 7th September, Thursday
Time: 4:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein
Weather: There will be an absolutely perfect day to play cricket at the Bloemfontein as there will be no sign of rain. It will be a clear sunny day with a temperature of around 22 degrees Celsius which will drop down to 13 degrees during the night time.
Manguang Oval Bloemfontein Pitch Report
It’s a good-quality batting surface that offers only a minimal amount of assistance to the fast bowlers in the initial phase. Once the ball gets old it comes nicely onto the bat and the top-order batters of both sides can enjoy their time on the crease.
Stroke-making is easier on this pitch, especially during the second innings under the lights. The doesn’t spin much out here which results in batters taking the charge against the spin bowlers. However, the seamers can get some help only if they hit the deck hard on the good-length area.
The team winning the toss must opt to bowl first knowing it is a ground well suitable for chasing the targets.
ODI Records at the Manguang Oval
Total matches – 33
Matches won batting first – 14
Matches won bowling first – 17
Average 1st Inns scores – 244
Average 2nd Inns scores – 202
Highest total recorded – 399/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs RSA
Lowest total recorded – 78/10 (24 Ov) by ZIM vs RSA
Highest score chased – 347/5 (49.1 Ov) by RSA vs ENG
Lowest score defended 203/6 (50 Ov) by AUS vs RSA
SA vs AUS ODI series 2023 Squad
Australia’s ODI Squad
Mitchell Marsh (C), David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Hardie, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis (Wk), Alex Carey (Wk), Ashton Agar, Nathan Ellis, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Tanveer Sangha.
South Africa’s ODI Squad
Temba Bavuma (C), Dewald Brevis, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Quinton de Kock (Wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen (Wk), Tristan Stubbs, Bjorn Fortuin, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada.