T20 World Cup 2021 Super-12 will begin on Saturday afternoon with an exciting clash between Australia and South Africa. Australia's form this year has been pretty poor while South Africa have been in terrific form as they have won 3 consecutive T20I series against West Indies, Ireland and Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Australia have lost both their T20I series by 1-4 margin to West Indies and Bangladesh before start of this T20 WC tournament. They also lost their last warm-up game against India. For Australia, David Warner's form remains a big concern. South Africa have won both their warm-up games before start of this Super-12 contest and look like the stronger side going into the contest.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats before start of Aus vs SA game:
1 - Aus and SA have faced each other in T20 WC before only once during 2012, Aussies ended up defeating Proteas team by 8 wickets.
28 - Tabraiz Shamsi has taken 28 wickets in 2021 which is joint-highest for a spin bowler in a calendar year.
Most T20I wickets in a calendar year by spin bowler
Shadab Khan - 28 wickets in 2018
Sandeep Lamichhane - 28 wickets in 2019
Tabraiz Shamsi - 28 wickets in 2021
1000 - Quinton de Kock needs 46 more runs to complete 1000 T20 runs in the year 2021 alone. Reeza Hendricks needs 7 more runs to complete 1000 runs in T20Is overall.
11 - Australia have lost 11 T20I matches in the year 2021 while South Africa have won 11 T20I games in the year 2021.
Most T20I matches won in the year 2021:
South Africa - 11
Bangladesh - 11
Uganda - 11
Most T20I matches lost in the year 2021:
Australia - 11
Zimbabwe - 11
50 - Tabraiz Shamsi needs 1 more wicket to take 50 wickets in T20I cricket.
50 - Aaron Finch will be playing his 50th T20I match as captain.
4000 - Rassie Van der Dussen needs 48 more runs to complete 4000 runs in T20 Cricket.
4 - David Warner has been dismissed by Kagiso Rabada 4 times in T20 Cricket.
Batsman to be dismissed most times by Kagiso Rabada in T20 Cricket:
David Warner - 4 times
Chris Gayle - 4 times