Australia won the coin toss and opted to field first in the second World Cup match for both teams. The game took place at Lucknow Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on a Thursday morning.
The South African team made a single change to their lineup compared to their first game. They brought in an additional spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, in place of Gerald Coetzee.
– Shamsi will play today in Lucknow
– Inglis and Stonis replace Carey and Green for Australia
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 12, 2023
On the other hand, Australia made two changes in an attempt to improve their performance. Wicketkeeper Josh Inglis swapped places with Alex Carey, and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis replaced Cameron Green, who was left out of the playing eleven.
Australian cricket team were convincingly beaten by the host nation by six wickets. In contrast, South Africa entered this game with a lot of confidence, having secured a 102-run victory over Sri Lanka in their World Cup opener.