After a disappointing series against England on home soil, Quinton de Kock-led unit will be looking to make a comeback against Australia in the three-match T20I series. Faf du Plessis has stepped down as captain from all three formats which means de Kock is now permanent leader for South Africa for this T20I series. Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have been included in the South Africa T20I squad for three-match series against Australia.
On the other hand, Australia will be confident of doing well after beating Sri Lanka and Pakistan in T20I contests last year. Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh and Jhye Richardson make their comeback to the T20 squad for South Africa series. Aaron Finch will lead the side for South Africa vs Australia 2020 T20I series that is slated to begin from 21st February at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Here are some of the key stats related to South Africa vs Australia 2020 T20 series
2009 was the last time South Africa won a bilateral T20I series against Australia. South Africa have lost their previous two T20I series against Australia played on home soil.
19 matches have been played between South Africa and Australia in the Test cricket. Australia have certainly had the advantage with 12 victories to their name while South Africa have managed to come out top on 7 occasions.
158 runs needed by middle-order batsman David Miller to complete 1500 runs for South Africa in the T20 format. He currently has scored 1342 runs in 73 T20 matches at an average of 29.82 with one century and two half-centuries to his name.
175 runs required by South Africa’s premier batsman Faf du Plessis to complete 1500 runs in T20 internationals. Du Plessis currently has scored 1325 runs in 42 T20 matches at an average of 36.80 with one century and eight centuries to his name.
155 runs required by middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen to complete 500 runs for South Africa in T20 cricket. Van der Dussen has accumulated 345 runs in 13 T20 matches at an average of 31.36 with two half-centuries to his name
10 wickets needed by Australia’s left-arm quick Mitchell Starc to complete 50 wickets in the T20 cricket. Starc currently has taken 40 wickets in 29 matches at an average of 18.52.
15 wickets needed by South African medium-pacer Andile Phehlukwayo to complete 50 wickets in T20 internationals. Phehlukwayo has claimed 35 wickets in 27 T20I matches at an average of 19.94.
80 required by Australia Captain Aaron Finch to complete 2000 runs in the T20 format. Finch currently has 1920 runs in 59 T20I matches at an average of 38.40 with 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries to his name.