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Australia vs. South Africa betting tips for Test series 2016

Time:2016-10-24 22:41 Source:Sports Betting Author:www.oppofan.com
The hosts have featured in just one Test match series following their involvement at the ICC World T20 earlier this year. Australia played three Test matches as a part of their tour of Sri Lanka. They struggled badly with Sri Lanka’s spinners and were made to pay for their shortcomings as Sri Lanka beat them 3-0. They showed some signs of recovery in the final Test match but still came up short.
Shaun Marsh and Steve Smith hit twin centuries in testing conditions for Australia in the third Test against the Lankans. Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood shined with the ball on the occasion. Starc stood out from his peers with 24 wickets in the three Tests.
South Africa have also featured in a solitary Test match series following their exit from the ICC World T20 in India. The side hosted New Zealand in a two-Test match series in August this year. While the first match hardly saw any action with rain playing spoilsport, South Africa beat New Zealand quite convincingly in the second Test match.
Dale Steyn was on point with eight wickets on the occasion while Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander also did well for South Africa. Faf du Plessis got a hundred in the first innings with the bat with Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy all scoring fifties on the occasion.
The Proteas will be without AB de Villiers for this Test series and that could be a huge blow to their chances given the quality of the player. However, they will might welcome back pace bowler Morne Morkel into the side before they fly to Australia for the upcoming series. Morkel will be crucial to their hopes as they look to dampen Australia’s mood going into the long summer.
The Australians will be happy to be back home as they take on South Africa in the upcoming series. They will certainly be more difficult to deal with at home with their supporters behind them. David Warner and Smith will be key to their hopes while Starc will look to terrorize opponents with the ball.
The last time that these two sides locked horns in the five-day game was back in February-March 2014 when South Africa hosted Australia in three Test matches. Australia won the series 2-1. Australia were beaten 1-0 in a three-match series when South Africa last played Test cricket in Australia.
Australia v South Africa Tests betting tips:
Australia to win: 4/6 (bet365)
David Warner to be top batsman for Australia

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