Australia will take on South Africa in the 7th ODI of the tri-series at Bridgetown in Barbados on Sunday. This is the third round of this series and until now all the teams have won two games each against each other.
That stats will be altered on Sunday for sure when Australia and South Africa will engage in a fierce battle in Barbados to inch closer to the final of the tri-series.
All the three teams, Australia, South Africa and West Indies, are tied on points. But South Africa are currently at the top of the points table because of a superior net run rate. This happened after the Proteas thrashed West Indies by 139 runs in the last match in which, Imran Tahir picked up seven wickets.
Spinners have played a crucial role in this series and South Africa coach Claude Henderson feels that his spinners -- Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi -- will come good again against Australia on Sunday.
Barbados is expected to be a better batting wicket than Basseterre and Henderson has not ruled out the chance of playing three spinners in the playing XI.
"We are very fortunate to have a great mixture of spin bowling. Tabraiz Shamsi has come in as a new-comer and gives us the variation as the china-man. Imran Tahir, in my opinion, has shown why he is the number one ODI bowler in world cricket. He has got great variation, he takes wickets and can bowl on any surface, especially when the wickets don't spin, that is when he is dangerous," Henderson was quoted as saying by the official website of the ICC.
Meanwhile, Australia also depend on their speedster heavily as the bowler has managed to step up to the occasion in several instances. He is fit and raring to go against South Africa in the 7th ODI of the tri-series.
"At the moment I'm feeling really good, I'm feeling strong and ready to go at every point. It's about me getting right for the next game and if that involves playing, that's lovely. But if it means I have to rest or sit out here and there, I'll have to cop that on the chin as well," Starc said.
Glenn Maxwell will return to the playing XI along with Starc against South Africa and that should ideally boost them up when they take the field on Sunday.
Where to Watch Live
The Australia vs South Africa 7th ODI of the tri-series is scheduled for a 1 p.m. local time (6 p.m. BST, 10.30 p.m. IST, 5 p.m. GMT) start. Below are the live streaming and TV options.
India: TV: Ten 3 and Ten 1 HD. Live Streaming: Ten Sports live.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport live video.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 1. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.