Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Prediction

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Test match. 2nd Test



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Australia and South Africa will take on each other on the cricket field for the 2nd test match at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. Australia currently ranks 2nd in the World Test Championship table with 76.92 points, while South Africa got pushed down in the points table after losing their first test match against Australia. Australia will try to maintain its first spot in the points table meanwhile, South Africa will aim to get back to the 2nd spot of the table as the World Test Championship is ahead of them. Winning this upcoming match can increase both teams’ chances of qualifying in the finals.


  • Usman Khawaja has played 10 Test games this year so far. He is the Highest run scorer for Australia in the test format this year with 1079 runs in 19 innings. We are backing him for the Highest run scorer for Australia in the upcoming game. Pat Cummins has picked 35 test wickets for team Australia this year and also was the highest wicket-taker for Australia in the previous test. We are expecting him to be the highest wicket-taker in the 2nd test match as well.

  • Captain Dean Elgar is the highest run-scorer for South Africa in Test this year with 551 runs in 19 innings. He is our pick to be the Highest run-scorer for South Africa in the upcoming game. Kagiso Rabada is the top bowler of the previous test match with 8 wickets. He is our pick for the top wicket-taker for South Africa.

  • We pick Usman Khawaja for the Player of the Match award as he has an average of 46.12 in the Test format.

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Australia vs South Africa Chance of Winning

Australia is crushing every team in the test format first, they whitewashed West Indies and now they won their first test against South Africa. They will look forward to winning the 2nd test and clinching the series to maintain their first spot in the World Test Championship points table. Pat Cummins has led Australia brilliantly in the recent test series. He led Australia to victory in the first test match against West Indies and also in the first test match against South Africa. South Africa, on the other hand, is on the losing side since their previous test series against England and now against Australia as well. Australia has winning momentum on their side and players are full of confidence as they have the home advantage. They have a higher chance of winning the upcoming fixture.

Our Prediction

Australian team has been clearly dominating South Africa. With the likes of Travis Head and inform Usman Khawaja, we don’t see a reason for Australia to lose the 2nd test. While South Africa will also fight hard to level the series it will be difficult for them to win looking at the past performances and player forms. We are backing Australia to win the first test.

Tops Bets for Australia vs South Africa Match

  • Odds for Australia – 1.17
  • Odds for South Africa – 5.00
  • Top batter bets for Usman Khawaja – 3.95
  • Top batter bets for Marnus Labuschagne – 3.20
  • Top batter bets for Temba Bavuma – 4.30

Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test Prediction & Betting Tips 2022

South Africa will try to level up the series by winning the second test while Australia will hope to seal the series by winning the 2nd test. The 2nd test match is going to be an intriguing one for all cricket fans. Australia has greater odds of winning the upcoming encounter.

Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Live Streaming

The second Test match against Australia and South Africa will be telecasted by Fox Cricket and Channel 7 in Australia. The match will be live-streamed on the Kayo/Foxtel GO app and website.

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Australia vs South Africa Match Toss Prediction

The pitch at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne has assisted batters more than bowlers. Pacers can play some crucial role on this pitch and spinners won’t make any difference as the pitch does not benefit spinners. Anything between 300-310 would be a par score first innings score on this pitch.

To conclude the analysis, the team winning the toss should opt to bat first in the first test match.

Weather Report

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Australia weather forecasted for the next 10 days will have a maximum temperature of 30°c / 87°f on Tue 27. Min temperature will be 18°c / 62°f on Wed 28. Most precipitation falling will be 2.50 mm / 0.10 inch on Sun 25. The windiest day is expected to see wind of up to 32 km / 20 mph on Fri 23. There are some chances of rain during the first day of the match.

Australia Player List

Australia Squad – Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Michael Neser, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Pat Cummins (c)

Australia has added Michael Neser back to the squad and will hope to continue with him in the playing X1 as well.

Australia predicted playing XI:

Player NameRole 
Pat CumminsCaptain 
Alex CareyWicket Keeper
David WarnerBatsman
Usman KhawajaBatsman
Marnus LabuschagneBatsman
Steven SmithBatsman
Travis HeadBatting All-rounder
Cameron GreenBowling All-rounder
Scott BolandBowler
Nathan LyonBowler
Mitchell StarcBowler

Australia Team Form

Pat Cummins is leading Australia from the front. Australia has played 4 Test series this year and has won 3 of them and now is on the verge of winning their 4th test series of the year. Usman Khawaja and Marus Labuschagne have contributed vital runs and are the highest run-scorers for Australia in 2022. The team looks in great form and shape to win the upcoming match.

The bowling department has had changes but even without Josh Hazelwood, bowlers are scalping the wickets of the opponents.

South Africa Player List

South Africa squad – Temba Bavuma, Gerald Coetzee, Theunis de Bruyn, Sarel Erwee, Simon Harmer, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Dean Elgar ©, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI 

Player NameRole 
Dean ElgarCaptain
Kyle VerreynneWicket Keeper
Sarel ErweeBatsman
Rassie van der DussenBatsman
Temba BavumaBatsman
Khaya ZondoBatsman
Keshav MaharajBowler
Marco JansenBowling All-rounder
Kagiso RabadaBowler
Geral CoetzeeBowler
Anrich NortjeBowler

South Africa Team Form

South Africa has a losing streak going on in the test format and would really hope to break it in the next test. With Dean Elgar being the captain of the team, he and his men will aim to get back into the winning momentum and win the second match.

Australia vs South Africa Head to Head

Australia and South Africa have played 79 test matches against each other. Australia has dominated South Africa in almost all of the test matches.

  • Total Test Matches Played between Australia and South Africa – 79 Matches
  • Australia Win – 53 Matches
  • South Africa – 26 Matches

Australia vs South Africa Betting Odds

Both the teams are expected to come roaring in this match in their hunger to be at the top two spots of the World Test Championship table. All the cricket fans have a spellbinding game ahead of them.After assessing the team’s form and possible scenarios, the betting odds favour Australia. The odds that Australia will win are 1.17 while the odds in favour of South Africa are 5.00. These betting odds have been calculated based on the team’s performance in the previous matches, players’ records, pitch and other factors.

Australia vs South Africa Top Team Batsmen

Usman Khawaja has performed extremely well for team Australia in test format this year. He has been in terrific form in the previous Test series against West Indies. He accumulated 178 runs in the last test series with an average of 44.50. Usman Khawaja is a safe bet from Australia’s squad.

The previous Test series wasn’t a great time for South Africa as they lost against England by 2-1. Sarel Erwee was the highest run-scorer with 127 runs for South Africa in that series. We expect him to score some runs in this match and see some fine shots.

Travis Head, the start of the previous test series can be seen scoring runs in the forthcoming match against South Africa.

Australia vs South Africa Top Team Bowlers

Nathon Lyon was the highest wicket-taker of the previous test series with 12 wickets and an average of 21.17. He might take 2 or more wickets for Team Australia in the 2nd Test.

Mitchell Starc, again from the Australia camp can be seen using his skills and turning the game towards his side as he did in the previous match. He can be seen picking some crucial wickets for Australia.

We just cannot ignore Kagiso Rabada who has been leading the bowling attack of South Africa in the Tests. He might once again prove why he is the highest wicket-taker for South Africa.

Prediction Author

With the World Test Championship just 3 months ahead of us, both teams will look to win and end this year by lifting the Test series trophy and being at the first spot of the points table. However, considering the odds and other factors, we are predicting that Australia will beat South Africa.

Our Verdict

Favorites to win:

South Africa

After all the evaluation and assessment it can be said that team Australia is the favourite and has a higher chance of winning the game than South Africa.


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