AUS vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: World Cup 2019 | Maxwell injured?
Australia and South Africa will face-off in the 45th match of World Cup’19 at Old Trafford in Manchester. We will provide AUS vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.
Defending champions Australia is in good form recently and is one of the favorites to claim the trophy of World Cup 2019. They have a solid batting line-up, Attacking all-rounders, Lethal pacers and Witty spinners. And they are on top of the points table with seven wins and one loss. They will hope to defeat the under-performing South Africa team and end on top of the points table.
In the last encounter, They defeated New Zealand by 86 runs. Batting first, Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey played crucial knocks of 88 and 71 after strange batting collapse to take the team to a total of 243. In defense, Mitch Starc took another five wicket-haul while Behrendorff took two scalps to successfully defend the target.
South Africa is placed third last on the points table with two wins in eight matches. Their experienced players have failed to lead the side. Experienced leggie Imran Tahir will play his last encounter for his nation. They will hope to end the tournament on a high note by giving a tough challenge to the mighty Aussie team.
In the last match, They defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets. Bowling first, Pace trio of Morris-Pretorius-Rabada created havoc taking eight scalps between them to restrict Sri Lanka at 203. In the chase, skipper Faf Du Plessis and Hashim Amla scored unbeaten knocks of 96 and 80 to chase the target comfortably.
A good contest can be expected between both teams.
When and Where:
AUS vs SA, 45th Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Old Trafford, Manchester.
06:00 PM, 06th July 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 214
Average 2nd innings score: 192
Pitch will be neutral. Batsmen and pacers will find equal support. Spinners can also enjoy the slowness of track.
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson.
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.
Peter Handscomb has replaced injured Shaun Marsh in the squad. Glenn Maxwell also got injured in nets but has been cleared of any serious injury. If unfit, Peter Handscomb will replace him in the playing XI.
David Warner and Aaron Finch will open the innings. Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, M Stoinis and Alex Carey will follow them.
Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will play the role of an allrounder. Pat Cummins can also be handy with the bat.
Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc will spearhead the pace attack along with Behrendorff and Stoinis. Glenn Maxwell and Nathan Lyon will be the key spinners.
They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination. However, leg spinner Adam Zampa can be a good wicket-taking option in place of Nathan Lyon.
Imran Tahir has announced retirement and will play his last ODI tomorrow.
Hashim Amla suffered injury in nets and can be slighty risky. However, He is likely to get fit before match.
Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla will open the innings. Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen and JP Duminy will follow them.
A Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris will play the role of an allrounder.
Kagiso Rabada will spearhead the pace attack along with D Pretorius, Chris Morris, and A Phehlukwayo. Imran Tahir will handle the spin attack.
No changes are expected in the playing XI. However, talented Lungi Ngidi if fit can get a chance.
Probable Playing XI:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell/Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon.
Hashim Amla, Q De Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, C Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir.
Wicket-Keeper for AUS vs SA Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Quinton De Kock and Alex Carey
Quinton De Kock has been the most consistent for South Africa in recent times. He has scored 68, 23, 10, 17*, 68, 5, 47 and 15 in eight matches. He is yet to play a big knock.
Alex Carey can bat in an attacking manner in death overs. He has played three good knocks till now in limited chances scoring 55, 38* and 71 against India, England and New Zealand.
Batsmen for SA vs AUS Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Faf Du Plessis, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Hashim Amla, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Aiden Markram.
David Warner is one of the best openers in world cricket currently and is one of the leading run scorers of WC’19. He has scores of 89, 3, 56, 107, 26, 166, 53 and 16 in eight matches.
Right-handed batsman Aaron Finch plays in an attacking manner and is in brilliant form recently. He has scores of 66, 6, 36, 82, 153, 53, 100 and 8 in eight matches of WC’19.
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, 38, 23, 63 and 96* in six encounters.
Steve Smith is a very consistent and technically strong player. He has scored 287 runs in eight matches. His role will increase if openers fail.
Usman Khawaja is in brilliant form from past one year and can be a match winner for Australia. He has played two good knocks of 89 and 88 in two matches.
Hashim Amla gave a glimpse of his form in three encounters scoring 41*, 55 and 80* respectively but has been scarce of runs from past one year.
Rassie Van Der Dussen is an exciting pick for South Africa and is a consistent player. He can also play spin well unlike his team mates.
Right-handed batsman Aiden Markram is a very talented player but has not performed consistently for his team. He has scores of 11, 45, 5, 38 and 7 in five matches but struggles miserably against spin. He can also bowl a few overs of spin.
Other Options: David Miller
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 and can be risky tomorrow.
All-Rounders for Australia vs South Africa Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and D Pretorius.
Chris Morris can bowl at a lethal pace and can also hit big sixes in death overs. He took three scalps against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
A Phehlukwayo has performed consistently with the bat as well as the ball. He has scored 129 runs and has taken nine scalps till now in World Cup 2019.
Marcus Stoinis will play a key role with bat as well as the ball. He is taking crucial scalps for the team in middle and death overs and has enough potential with the bat also.
Glenn Maxwell is one of the most attacking batting all-rounders and can destroy any bowling attack on his day. He has shown glimpses of his form in past few encounters and will also bowl a few overs. He may miss out tomorrow due to injury.
Dwaine Pretorius proved his talent in the last encounter taking good three wicket-haul. He is also a good batsman.
Other Options: JP Duminy
JP Duminy is a technically strong batsman and can also spin the ball well. His recent form is not good.
Bowlers for AUS vs SA Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Mitchell Starc, Imran Tahir, Pat Cummins, K Rabada, Jason Behrendorff,
Leading wicket-taker of WC’19 Mitchell Starc can be lethal in initial overs as well in death overs with his pin-point yorkers. He has taken 24 wickets till now and is in very good form.
Imran Tahir is the main spinner for South Africa and can trouble batsmen with his witty leg spin. He has taken ten wickets till now including four-wicket haul against Afghanistan. He will play his last ODI tomorrow.
Pat Cummins is in dream form from past one year and will lead the Aussie pace attack along with Starc. He has taken 12 wickets yet in WC’19.
K Rabada is the leader of the South African pace attack and has taken eight wickets till now. He can also be handy with the bat. He has not performed as per his level till now in WC’19.
Jason Behrendorff was at his lethal best in last two encounters taking five wickets and two scalps respectively and can be dangerous in the initial overs with his swing and seam.
Other Options: Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa and Lungi Ngidi.
Nathan Lyon is a brilliant off-spinner but has not been quite effective in white-ball cricket and can be slightly risky.
Adam Zampa is in good form and can trick batsmen with his leg-spin. He has taken six wickets till now and may play tomorrow.
Lungi Ngidi will spearhead the pace attack along with Rabada and has taken six scalps in three matches. He may play tomorrow.
AUS vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction:
Q de Kock(wk)
A Finch (Vc2)
D Warner (C)
Faf du Plessis
C Morris/A Phelukwayo
M Starc (Vc)
Captain and Vc Choices: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Faf Du Plessis, Mitch Starc, Q De Kock, Usman Khawaja, H Amla, M Stoinis, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo.
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