Updated on: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 03:30 PM IST

T20 World Cup: Australia win the toss, put South Africa in to bat

Aaron Finch said that Australia would like to chase
Australia celebrate a wicket. | Photo: Twitter/cricketcomau

Australia celebrate a wicket. | Photo: Twitter/cricketcomau


Australia captain Aaron Finch has won the toss and elected to bowl first against South Africa in a Group 1 match of Super 12 of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

After winning the toss, Finch said, "Looks like a good wicket, can't see things changing a lot during the course of the game. We have a lot of experience in the side, we haven't played as a group, but we're looking forward to this tournament. Tough selection choices, but Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson, Josh Inglis and Mitch Swepson miss out."

South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma said, "It's been a privilege to lead the team in the tournament. Two spinners, KG, Nortje, an all-rounder and an extra batsman in Klassen. We are coming off with some real momentum -- we have confidence in our team and we'll look to do well."

Playing XIs

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood

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

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Published on: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 03:30 PM IST