Gillette ODIs v South Africa

Australia bat first, Marsh returns

All the team news as Australia look to end their ODI losing streak and level the series

Cricket Network

09 November 2018, 02:00 PM

The second ODI will be broadcast live in Australia on Fox Cricket and you can also watch a stream on cricket.com.au and the CA Live app

South Africa have won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second Gillette ODI against Australia at Adelaide Oval, with the Aussies making two changes from the side that lost the series opener on Sunday.

Shaun Marsh comes into the side in place of fellow left-hander D'Arcy Short, while leg-spinner Adam Zampa also returns in place of paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile.

The Proteas have made one change, replacing Andile Phehlukwayo with fellow pace-bowling allrounder Dwaine Pretorius.

The Australians lost the first match in Perth by six wickets after they were bowled out for just 152.

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The hosts are hoping their return to a happy place might prove the catalyst to snap a losing streak in ODI cricket that has now stretched to an unprecedented seven matches.

The reigning world champions' most recent one-day victory came nine months and 14 days ago – on Australia Day this year – when they defeated England by three wickets in a low-scoring contest at the Adelaide Oval.

Skipper Aaron Finch acknowledged that securing a win represents the quickest and simplest means of lessening the scrutiny that has been squarely focused upon Australian cricket – on and off-field – during recent weeks.

"I think at times it's probably affected guys," Finch said on Thursday.

Got to keep foot on the gas: du Plessis

"When we talk about confidence in the batting group, it's about not letting outside distractions affect your game.

"There's been a lot of media about Cricket Australia recently. A lot of media about our batting.

"I think if you can put that to one side and focus on the next ball and really make sure that you're committed to watching the ball and being 100 per cent committed to your partnership, I think that'll go a long way towards turning things around quickly."

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

The second ODI will be broadcast live in Australia on Fox Cricket and you can also watch a stream on cricket.com.au and the CA Live app

Australia v Proteas, Gillette ODI series, November 2018

First ODI: South Africa won by six wickets

Second ODI: Adelaide Oval, November 9

Third ODI: Blundstone Arena, Hobart, November 11

Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Josh Hazlewood (vc), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, D'Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn.