South Africa will be locking horns with Australia in the 2nd semi-finals of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. The match will be taking place at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and is slated to begin from 2:00 PM (IST).
Both the two teams suffered only 2 losses in the group-stage encounters and had comprehensively sealed a place in the top 4 after the completion of the round-robin stage.
When the two teams had played against each other in the group-stages, South Africa had registered a humongous victory of 134 runs. The Proteas had piled up 311 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and Australia were skittled out for 177 runs.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain choices for the SA vs AUS game in the ODI World Cup 2023:
1. Quinton De Kock (South Africa)
Southpaw Quinton De Kock has had a dream ICC ODI World Cup 2023 sojourn. The wicket-keeper batter of South Africa has scored 591 runs in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 and is the second-highest run-getter in the competition.
De Kock had smashed a fabulous knock of 109 runs in the SA vs AUS game during the group-stages. He could be a great-choice vice-captain for your fantasy team of this game.
2. Adam Zampa (Australia)
Eden Gardens has historically been a haven for spinners and Adam Zampa would be extremely confident of this semi-final. Zampa has bagged 22 wickets in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 so far and is the leading wicket-taker.
If Zampa gets into the groove, then Australia would be as favourites in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 semi-final 2.
In the previous game of Australia in the group-stage versus Bangladesh, Zampa was the pick of the bowlers for the Ozzies. He picked up 2 wickets and conceded only 32 runs in his quota of 10 overs.
3. Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)
With 12 wickets under his belt in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Kagiso Rabada would be oozing with confidence ahead of this game versus Australia. The out-an-out pacer has the ability to scythe through the batting line-ups of the opposition team and he can deliver the goods under pressure.
With oodles of experience in India, Kagiso Rabada can be a great-choice vice-captain in your fantasy team for the SA vs AUS game at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.