Australia takes on South Africa in the third and final Test in Sydney. The Aussies have already won the series having won the first two Test matches. They are eyeing a whitewash. A series win here will take them one step closer to making the WTC final. They take on India in a four-match Test series in February-March which will also conclude the WTC 2021-23 cycle.
The Aussies won the first Test by six wickets and the second by an innings and 182 runs. David Warner scored a memorable 2022 in his 100th Test match to set up a memorable win for the Aussies. He picked up some cramps but is fine to take the field in Sydney. The batting looks good with Warner, Steve Smith, Travis Head and Alex Carey all in form.
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The Aussies will the services of Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green heading into the SCG Test. Both of them are ruled out with finger injuries. Starc will thus end the series with 8 wickets and Green with five.
The board has added Ashton Agar and Matt Renshaw as replacements ahead of the third Test. If not Renshaw, Agar is more than likely to be a part of the playing XI. In this article, we take a look at Australia’s playing XI for the third Test against South Africa.
AUS vs SA: Australia Playing 11 for South Africa, 3rd Test
Warner will open the batting for Australia. He will play his 101st Test match. He is fresh off an unbeaten 2022 in his 100th Test. The southpaw ended 2022 with 571 runs from 11 Test matches averaging 30.05.