AFGH vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: World Cup 2019 | Lungi Ngidi fit?

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Afghanistan vs South Africa Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | World Cup 2019
Lungi Ngidi fit?

Afghanistan and South Africa will face-off in the 21st match of World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. We will provide AFGH vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.

South Africa:

Team South Africa have lost three consecutive encounters and are yet to open their account in WC’19. Injuries have heavily impacted their chances in the tournament. Their last match against West Indies was abandoned due to rain. However, In the seven overs of play, South Africa was limping on 29/2 and will be eager to put a solid show against Afghanistan tomorrow and get their first victory of World Cup’19.

In the last completed encounter, They lost to India by 6 wickets. Batting first, Opener duo of Amla and De Kock lost their wicket cheaply. Faf Du Plessis along with Miller got a start but could not convert into a big knock. Allrounders Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo played good knocks of 42 and 34 respectively. In addition, Kagiso Rabada also scored crucial 31 runs to take the team to a respectable total of 227. Defending the target, Kagiso Rabada bowled lethal spell to take two wickets and was supported by Chris Morris but could not end the losing streak of the team.

Afghanistan:

Team Afghanistan lost all three of their encounters yet in World Cup’19 mainly due to batting failure and are on the bottom of the points table. Except for Najibullah Zadran and Rahmat Shah, All other batsmen are yet to fire. Their bowlers, more importantly, Rashid and Nabi have performed well for the team. Afghanistan will be eager to put a spirited performance against South Africa and open their account in WC’19.

In the last match, They lost to New Zealand by 7 wickets. Batting first, Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran got good starts but failed to convert into a big knock. Hasmatullah Shahidi was the only positive in middle order scoring 59 runs to take the team to a below-par total of 172. In defence, Aftab Alam took brilliant three-wicket haul but could not lead his team to the first victory.

A good contest can be expected between both teams.

When and Where:

AFG vs SA, 21st Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
06:00 PM, 15th June 2019.
Live Score

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 227

Average 2nd innings score: 216

Pitch will provide assistance to pacers in initial overs and then support batsmen. A high score can be expected if South Africa bat first.

Total Match Played: 23

Batting First Won: 7

Batting Second Won: 15

Tie: 1

There is rain predicted during the day.

Squads:

AFGH:
Gulbadin Naib (C), Ikram Ali Khil, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

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SA:
Faf du Plessis (C), David Miller, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Team News:

Afghanistan:

If fit, Dawlat Zadran can get a chance in place of Aftab Alam.

Talented Asghar Afghan is surprisingly not playing and should get a chance in place of Noor Ali Zadran. Chances of same are less.

Noor Ali Zadran will open the innings along with Hazratullah Zazai. Rahmat Shah, H Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran and Ikram Ali Khil will follow them.

M Nabi and Gulbadin Naib will play the role of an allrounder. Rashid Khan can also contribute with the bat.

Aftab Alam/Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan will lead the pace attack along with G Naib. Rashid Khan and M Nabi will be the key spinners.

South Africa:

Lungi Ngidi is expected to be fit for tomorrow’s encounter and will if fit will replace Beuran Hendricks.

Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla will open the innings. Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller will follow them.

A Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris will play the role of an allrounder.

Kagiso Rabada and Ngidi/Hendricks will spearhead the pace attack along with C Morris and A Phehlukwayo. Imran Tahir will handle the spin attack.

AFG vs SA Probable Playing XI:

AFG:
Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, H Shahidi, M Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan/Dawlat Zadran.

RSA:
Hashim Amla, Q De Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Rassie van der Dussen, D Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, C Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks/Lungi Ngidi.

AFGH vs SA Key Players for Dream11 Team:

Wicket-Keeper:

Primary Options: Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock has been the most consistent for South Africa in recent times and is in a good form. He has scored 68, 23, 10 and 17* yet in WC’19.

Other Options: Ikram Ali Khil

Ikram Ali Khil has been added as a replacement for injured Mohammad Shahzad and has not performed well for Afghanistan till now in any format and will play the role of specialist wicket-keeper only.

Batsmen for SA vs AFGH Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Faf Du Plessis, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Hashim Amla, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hazratullah Zazai, Hasmatullah Shahidi.

Skipper Faf Du Plessis is key batsmen for his team and is a good player of spin as well as pace. He has scored 5, 62 and 38 runs in three matches.

Rassie Van Der Dussen is an exciting pick for South Africa and is a consistent player. He is expected to score good tomorrow and can be a good pick in SA vs AFG Dream11 team.

Hashim Amla is in very poor form recently and will hope to regain his form as soon as possible for his team’s success.

Najibullah Zadran is an attacking batsman and is in good form currently. He scored stroke-filled 51 and 43 in first two matches.

Rahmat Shah is the most consistent batsmen for Afghanistan and can also bowl few overs. He has scores of 43, 2 and 0 till now in the campaign and will be eager to score big tomorrow.

Hazratullah Zazai is a very attacking batsman and can score at a very quick pace. However, His consistency is a question but will be eager to give a good start to his team. He has scores of 0, 30 and 34 in three encounters.

Hasmatullah Shahidi has performed consistently for Afghanistan from past one year. He scored crucial 59 in the last encounter but plays at very slow strike rate.

Other Options: Aiden Markram, David Miller, Noor Ali Zadran

Right-handed batsman Aiden Markram is a very talented player but has not performed consistently for his team. He has scores of 11, 45 and 5 in three matches. He can also bowl few overs of spin.

David Miller is a hard-hitting batsman and can change the course of the match in a few balls. However, His recent form is not so good nor he has a good record against Asian teams. He can be a good pick in AFGH vs SL Dream11 Grand League Team.

Noor Ali Zadran is the substitute opener in place of Mohammad Shahzad. He has ordinary records against good teams. He scored 31 in the last match.

All-rounders for AFGH vs SA Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: M Nabi, A Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Gulbadin Naib

M Nabi is the star allrounder of Afghanistan and will be key with the bat as well as the ball. He can be lethal against left-handed batsmen. M Nabi took brilliant four-wicket haul against Sri Lanka. He is yet to fire with bat in WC’19. M Nabi is very good to pick in SA vs AFG Dream11 Team.

A Phehlukwayo has performed consistently with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 66 runs and has taken four scalps till now in World Cup 2019.

Chris Morris can bowl at lethal pace and can also hit big sixes in death overs. He put a good show with the bat as well as ball against India.

Skipper Gulbadin Naib has performed well with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 58 runs and taken one wicket till now.

Bowlers for AFGH vs SA Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: K Rabada, Rashid Khan, Imran Tahir, Hamid Hassan

K Rabada is the leader of the South African pace attack and has taken four wickets till now. He can also be handy with the bat.

Rashid Khan is a majestic spinner and can destroy any batting line-up of the world. He can also hit big sixes. He has taken three wickets till now.

Imran Tahir is the main spinner for South Africa and can trouble batsmen with his witty leg spin. He has also taken four wickets till now.

Hamid Hassan bowled well against mighty Australia team but failed in other two matches.

Other Options: Lungi Ngidi, Aftab Alam, Beuran Hendricks

Lungi Ngidi took three-wicket haul in the first match and got injured in subsequent matches. He can return tomorrow and will spearhead the pace attack along with Rabada.

Aftab Alam played the last match and took three wickets against mighty New Zealand team. He can also score few runs with the bat.

Beuran Hendricks can play in case Ngidi misses out and can destroy Afghan batting attack with his pace.

AFGH vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction:

Team updated.

Q de Kock(wk) (C)
A Markram
H Amla/Faf du Plessis
R Shah
H Zazai
M Nabi
G Naib
C Morris
I Tahir
B Hendricks
K Rabada (Vc)

Captain and Vc Choices: Quinton De Kock, Faf Du Plessis, M Nabi, K Rabada, A Phehlukwayo, G Naib, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Hashim Amla.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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