Hashim Amla needs to stand his ground against Mitchell Starc early on in the innings © Getty Images
Hashim Amla needs to stand his ground against Mitchell Starc early on in the innings © Getty Images

Australia will be going up against South Africa (SA) in Match 3 of Tri-Nation Series at Guyana. Australia have already won their first match against West Indies (WI) comfortably in Match 2 at Guyana itself. South Africa are yet to open their account in this series as they lost their first match against hosts West Indies, thanks to a 6 wicket-haul from spinner Sunil Narine. Australian spinners had a great time bowling at Guyana the last time they played here. Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon picked up three wickets each and Glenn Maxwell picked one to put the hosts on the back foot. South Africa need their skipper AB de Villiers to lead from the front as he is the most experienced batsman in the side and can play spin. Full Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs West Indies, Tri-Nation Series 2016, Match 3 at Guyana

South Africa are in desperate need of a win to stay alive in the tournament. They need Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla to keep their wickets intact and tackle Mitchell Starc. Rilee Roussouw’s form is also a plus point for SA going into this fixture. Aaron Pahngiso and Imran Tahir will also try to extract spin and bounce from the pitch. They were able to get 5 wickets in the previous match against WI.

Australia are in high spirits after beating WI comfortably. Their spin department is backing them up. Starc’s return in the side has also helped their cause. David Warner is in brilliant form after IPL as he scored 55 in the previous match. AUS will be banking on his services to get an upper hand straightaway.