The five-time champions Australia are getting closer to their sixth title as they have qualified for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-finals in India. The Aussies will take on South Africa in the second semi-final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 16th November. Both teams will lock horns in the semi-final after 24 years. The last time Australia and South Africa played a semi-final together was in the 1999 World Cup in England. The match turned out to be a blockbuster as it ended in a tie, however, Australia were declared winners as they were ahead in the points table.
Australia will look to repeat history and qualify for their eighth World Cup final. For that, the Aussies need to come strong with the bat and all eyes will be on their star-batter David Warner. The 37-year-old is the top run-getter for Australia in the ongoing tournament with 499 runs from nine games at an average of 55.44 with two half-centuries and two centuries. He will be key player for Australia in the knockout stage and he needs to give a good start as an opener to put Australia ahead in the game.
Warner also loves to score against South Africa as he has scored the most runs against them. The left-handed batter has amassed 1226 runs in 29 innings against the Proteas at an average of 42.28 with five centuries and five half-centuries. He will be looking to play another big knock against one of his favorite opponents.
Let’s have a look at his stat in Kolkata and records against South Africa.
David Warner Records/Stats against South Africa
David Warner Tests Records against South Africa
David Warner ODI Records against South Africa
David Warner T20 Records against South Africa
David Warner Records/Stats in Eden Gardens, Kolkata
David Warner ODI Stats in Eden Gardens
David Warner has a chance to finish as the leading run-scorer of the tournament and help Australia to clinch their sixth World Cup title.