T20 World Cup: Super 12 games kicks off as Australia ask South Africa to bat first at Abu Dhabi

South Africa enter the clash having won both their warm-up games against Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Published: 23rd October 2021 03:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2021 03:53 PM   |  A+A-

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell bowls during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between South Africa and Australia. (Photo | AP)


ABU DHABI: Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bowl against South Africa in their opening Group 1 Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup here on Saturday.

South Africa enter the clash having won both their warm-up games against Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Australia, on the other hand, defeated New Zealand before suffering an eight-wicket loss to India in their warm-up fixtures earlier this week.

Teams | Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.


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