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South Africa versus Australia Betting Tips and Preview

Test (2018-03-22) Cape Town Newlands

Highlights
  • South Africa won 6 of the last 13 between these two sides.

  • South Africa have won 6 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • Australia have won 6 of their last 10 Test matches.

  • Australia are rated 8 points ahead of South Africa in the Cricsq ratings.

  • The team batting first won the last 4 out the last 8 non-draw matches played at Cape Town Newlands.

Betting Tips
  • Back Australia to win with full stake (odds at time of writing 2.42 on Betfair).

Pitch Analysis

10 Test matches have been played at Cape Town Newlands since 2010. The rest of the metrics in this section will look at those matches.

The average first innings score at Cape Town Newlands is 373 in Test matches. The last 3 first innings scores here were 286, 392 and 629.

52% of runs here have been scored in boundaries. Batsmen at Cape Town Newlands strike at 52.5 run per hundred balls against pace bowlers. This compared to a strike rate of 50.0 against spin.

The team batting first won the last 4 out the last 8 non-draw matches played at Cape Town Newlands.

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South Africa Overview

South Africa have won 6 of their last 10 Test matches. They beat Australia in their last match.

The top order batting options for South Africa are Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla. Hashim Amla has a an average of 52.3 with a strike rate of 51.0. He has performed worse last year averaging 41.4. Aiden Markram has a an average of 51.9 with a strike rate of 65.0. Dean Elgar has a an average of 40.8 with a strike rate of 46.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander. AB de Villiers has scored at a strike rate of 55.0 per 100 balls and averages 58.3. Faf du Plessis has a an average of 43.6 with a strike rate of 45.0. Quinton de Kock has batted less well in the year averaging 26.6. His overall test average is 39.1 with a strike rate of 71.0. Temba Bavuma averages 33.1 and has scored at a strike rate of 46.0. Vernon Philander has scored at a strike rate of 47.0 per 100 balls and averages 23.9.

The pace bowling options for South Africa are Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada. Morne Morkel has a an taken 288 Test wickets and conceeded 3.08 runs an over. Vernon Philander has an economy rate of 2.68 and has taken 193 Test wickets. Kagiso Rabada has an economy rate of 3.31 and has taken 135 Test wickets.

The spin bowling options for South Africa are Keshav Maharaj and Dean Elgar. Keshav Maharaj has a an taken 68 Test wickets and conceeded 3.07 runs an over. Dean Elgar has an economy rate of 3.79 and has taken 14 Test wickets.

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Australia Overview

Australia have won 6 of their last 10 Test matches. They lost to South Africa in their last match.

The top order batting options for Australia are Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh. David Warner has a an average of 48.5 with a strike rate of 74.0. He has performed better last year averaging 53.5. Usman Khawaja has a an average of 33.4 in the last year. This is worse than his overall test average 44.1. He has a strike rate of 52.0. Shaun Marsh has a an average of 45.7 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 39.6. He has a strike rate of 45.0. Cameron Bancroft has a an average of 27.2 with a strike rate of 42.0.

The middle order batsmen in the squad are Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh and Tim Paine. Steven Smith has a an average of 70.9 in the last year. This exceeds overall test average 62.5. He has a strike rate of 56.0. Tim Paine averages 38.8 and has scored at a strike rate of 47.0. Mitchell Marsh has a an average of 30.1 with a strike rate of 53.0. He has performed better last year averaging 67.3.

The pace bowling options for Australia are Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh. Mitchell Starc has a an taken 180 Test wickets and conceeded 3.4 runs an over. Josh Hazlewood has an economy rate of 2.82 and has taken 146 Test wickets. Pat Cummins has an economy rate of 2.94 and has taken 50 Test wickets. Mitchell Marsh has a an taken 32 Test wickets and conceeded 3.48 runs an over.

The spin bowling options for Australia ar and Nathan Lyon. Nathan Lyon has a an taken 296 Test wickets and conceeded 3.07 runs an over.

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The Verdict

Australia are rated 8 points ahead of South Africa in the Cricsq ratings. They have 123 points whereas South Africa have 115.

At the time of writing South Africa are favorites on Betfair at 2.38. Australia are 2.42.

I suggest backing South Africa to win this match. At the prices South Africa represent the value bet in this match.

South Africa Squad
Dean Elgar

Current Form:

Dean Elgar has played in 47 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2939 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 40.8. He has a strike rate of 45.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 48.5 and against pace it is 44.1.

Elgar has taken 14 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.79 runs per over.

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Aiden Markram

Current Form:

Aiden Markram has played in 8 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 727 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 51.9. He has a strike rate of 64.9. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 69.1 and against spin it is 56.9.

Markram has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.0 runs per over.

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Temba Bavuma

Current Form:

Temba Bavuma has played in 27 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1259 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 33.1. He has a strike rate of 45.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 48.4 and against pace it is 44.7.

Bavuma has taken 1 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.4 runs per over.

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Hashim Amla

Current Form:

Hashim Amla has played in 115 Test Matches. He has scored 4 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 8877 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 48.5. He has a strike rate of 50.5. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 52.6 and against spin it is 46.8.

Amla has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.11 runs per over.

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AB de Villiers

Current Form:

AB de Villiers has played in 112 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 8563 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 50.7. He has a strike rate of 54.5. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 55.5 and against spin it is 52.5.

Villiers has taken 2 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.06 runs per over.

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Faf du Plessis

Current Form:

Faf du Plessis has played in 50 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 3052 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 43.6. He has a strike rate of 44.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 49.2 and against spin it is 37.7.

Plessis has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 5.31 runs per over.

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Quinton de Kock

Current Form:

Quinton de Kock has played in 31 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1761 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 39.1. He has a strike rate of 71.1. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

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Kagiso Rabada

Current Form:

Kagiso Rabada has played in 28 Test Matches.

He has scored 368 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 13.1. He has a strike rate of 45.1. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 50.0 and against spin it is 30.0.

Rabada has taken 135 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.31 runs per over.

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Vernon Philander

Current Form:

Vernon Philander has played in 52 Test Matches.

He has scored 1340 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 23.9. He has a strike rate of 46.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 52.4 and against spin it is 35.8.

Philander has taken 193 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.68 runs per over.

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Keshav Maharaj

Current Form:

Keshav Maharaj has played in 18 Test Matches.

He has scored 336 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 16.8. He has a strike rate of 70.3. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 85.8 and against pace it is 60.3.

Maharaj has taken 68 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.07 runs per over.

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Morne Morkel

Current Form:

Morne Morkel has played in 84 Test Matches.

He has scored 934 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 12.0. He has a strike rate of 50.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 56.2 and against spin it is 43.6.

Morkel has taken 297 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.11 runs per over.

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Australia Squad
Cameron Bancroft

Current Form:

Cameron Bancroft has played in 7 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 299 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 27.2. He has a strike rate of 41.9. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 66.7 and against pace it is 38.3.

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David Warner

Current Form:

David Warner has played in 73 Test Matches. He has scored 4 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 6301 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 48.5. He has a strike rate of 74.5. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 77.5 and against spin it is 68.1.

Warner has taken 4 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.72 runs per over.

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Usman Khawaja

Current Form:

Usman Khawaja has played in 31 Test Matches. He has scored 2 fifties and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2160 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 44.1. He has a strike rate of 52.1. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 57.7 and against pace it is 48.7.

Khawaja has taken 0 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 1.0 runs per over.

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Steven Smith

Current Form:

Steven Smith has played in 63 Test Matches. He has scored 3 fifties and 2 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 6187 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 62.5. He has a strike rate of 55.6. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Smith has taken 17 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 4.19 runs per over.

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Mitchell Marsh

Current Form:

Mitchell Marsh has played in 26 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 2 hundreds in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 1145 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 30.1. He has a strike rate of 53.0. He is equally effective against pace and spin.

Marsh has taken 32 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.48 runs per over.

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Shaun Marsh

Current Form:

Shaun Marsh has played in 30 Test Matches. He has scored 1 fifty and 1 hundred in his last 10 Tests.

He has scored 2019 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 39.6. He has a strike rate of 44.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 45.8 and against pace it is 43.5.

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Tim Paine

Current Form:

Tim Paine has played in 11 Test Matches.

He has scored 582 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 38.8. He has a strike rate of 47.4. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 49.8 and against spin it is 43.0.

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Mitchell Starc

Current Form:

Mitchell Starc has played in 42 Test Matches.

He has scored 1162 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 22.3. He has a strike rate of 69.3. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 74.3 and against pace it is 63.7.

Starc has taken 180 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.4 runs per over.

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Pat Cummins

Current Form:

Pat Cummins has played in 12 Test Matches.

He has scored 310 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 22.1. He has a strike rate of 43.6. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 56.8 and against pace it is 33.0.

Cummins has taken 50 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.94 runs per over.

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Nathan Lyon

Current Form:

Nathan Lyon has played in 76 Test Matches.

He has scored 756 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 11.5. He has a strike rate of 45.2. He prefers batting against the spinners. His strike rate against spin is 46.4 and against pace it is 44.1.

Lyon has taken 296 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 3.07 runs per over.

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Josh Hazlewood

Current Form:

Josh Hazlewood has played in 38 Test Matches.

He has scored 312 runs in Test Matches. He has an average of 13.0. He has a strike rate of 43.6. He prefers batting against pace bowlers. His strike rate against pace is 49.4 and against spin it is 38.1.

Hazlewood has taken 146 wickets in Test Matches. He has an economy rate of 2.82 runs per over.

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