- The Australia are placed in Group 1 of the Super 12 stage of ICC T20 WC
- Australia take on South Africa on Saturday in 1st match of Super 12 stage
- The Australia have never won the ICC T20 World Cup
Australia vs South Africa is the first game of the Super 12 phase of the ICC T20 World Cup and will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Both teams are aiming for a strong start in Group 1, which is definitely the more difficult of the two groups at this stage.
Australia reached the final of the T20 World Cup once but ended with a loss to England in 2010.
South Africa never reached the top. This is the only major ICC limited edition trophy missing from the Australian cabinet and Aaron Finch and his team will do their best to get the trophy.
Shane Watson posted a video and wrote:
“As Australia take on South Africa in the first match of the #Super12 stage, here are 3 things that are crucial for the Aussies to nail for them to book a place in the semi-finals of the Men’s T20 World Cup.“
“Hi everyone, it’s an exciting time in the cricket world with the T20 World Cup being played. I am going to give three things that Australia needs to do to book ourselves a place in the semi-finals. Number 1 is our openers. David Warner and Aaron Finch are our match winners. They are our world-class match winners. If these two guys stand up and dominate from the start in the first six overs, they are going to set an incredible platform for everyone else to get leverage off. So, our openers are our number 1 keys,” Watson said.
In the video, Watson mentioned three things Australia needs to do well. That could help them beat the competition and advance to the semi-finals. He began by talking about the opening duo of Aaron Finch and David Warner.
He then talked about the importance of Glenn Maxwell repeating his IPL form at the T20 World Cup.
“Number two is Glenn Maxwell. He is in incredible form at the moment. You got to see what he did for RCB. I just want him to continue with that freedom that he has shown. Take on the game and have someone who hits boundaries as he does in the middle overs. Against world-class spin bowlers that will be on show, he is the man!” the former all-rounder added.
He then mentioned the need to identify the right players to bowl when they die.
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