ZAF vs AUS 2nd T20I match prediction 23 Feb 2020

T20I
Match date • 23 Feb 2020 • 18:00 IST

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South Africa will host Australia in the second T20 international of the three-match series at the St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Cricket fever

In case you missed out on the first T20 international of this series, I would suggest you go watch the highlights again to understand how incredible Australia were and how they pummeled the hosts to their biggest defeat in T20 internationals. Not only was the margin of 107 runs the highest in SA history, 89/10 was also their lowest total in the history of this format. Ashton Agar bamboozled South Africa with a fifer which included a wonderful hat-trick. Can South Africa turn things around in the second T20 international or will it be the Aussies showing their class and might yet again on Sunday? While you hold on to that thought, I have gathered three of the best markets from this match for you to bet on. Do you want to take a good look at it so that you can make quite some cash on a Sunday evening? Then, here they are:

Steve Smith to score at least 25 runs

Ever since he has made his comeback to international cricket, Steve Smith has not stopped scoring, be it any format of the gentleman’s game. And that is exactly the reason why he is known as one of the best around world cricket. Smith’s career T20 average is 28.27 having scored 627 runs including four fifties and to be honest, those stats do not justify the class of Smith as he is so much more than those meager numbers. However, the average is what we are looking at and that average is still more than what the market has to offer. The enigmatic Aussie batsman averages 26.20 against South Africa in T20 internationals and 27.44 when he is playing away from home. Those numbers work perfectly fine for us and that is all we need basically. In the first T20 international against the Proteas, Smith ended up scoring 45 runs from 32 balls including five boundaries and a six. If Smith ends up scoring just 25 runs, well that will be all for us to bring home almost double the investment as Dafabet is offering odds of 1.87 for Smith to score over 24.5 runs on Sunday.

Steve Smith to score over 24.5 runs - @ 1.87₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!

Quinton de Kock to score at least 26 runs

He was knocked over by a peach of a delivery from Mitchell Starc early on in the innings in the first game of the three-match series. The South African skipper definitely did not like it considering the form he was in with the bat in recent times. He will be desperate to turn things around in the penultimate match of the series and pull things back for his side and draw level in the series. Believe it or not, this was de Kock’s first single digit score in the last nine innings and in those nine innings he has scored 26 or more runs on six occasions. His T20 international career average is 31.10 and his average while playing against Australia is 30.66. Both the averages work directly in our favour without any iota of doubt. However, you need to know this - as the captain of the South African T20 international team, De Kock’s average shoots up to 52.80. When he plays at home, the southpaw has maintained an average of 32.86 in T20 internationals and that is more than we require him to score to make us earn some cash. Dafabet is offering odds of 1.87 for de Kock to score over 25.5 runs in the second match against Australia at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Go grab it!

Quinton de Kock to score over 25.5 runs - @ 1.87₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!

Faf du Plessis to score at least 23 runs

The knight with the shining armour - Faf du Plessis! What a player he has been for the Proteas over the years be it any format of the game! And here we are banking upon the most experienced cricketer in the South African squad at this moment to win some cash on a Sunday evening. Du Plessis does not need a lot of introduction as it is not unknown to you that he has been a veteran and has scored a lot of runs across all formats. His T20 international career average is 35.56 with 1387 runs under his belt including one century and eight fifties. He has played seven matches against Australia and has notched up 207 runs at an average of 34.33. When he gets the luxury of playing at home conditions, his average goes up to 39.05 including one century and three fifties. In the first game of the series, Du Plessis was one of the batsmen in that Proteas batting lineup, who offered some resistance and scored 24 runs. The scenarios I just mentioned, all of them work directly in our favour and Dafabet is offering odds of 1.87 for Du Plessis to score over 22.5 runs in the upcoming match. Are you still thinking? Such a shame!

Faf du Plessis to score over 22.5 runs - @ 1.87₹2,000 FREE bet at Royal Panda!
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