South Africa vs Australia Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 1st T20I
South Africa and Australia will be played in the 1st T20I at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. We will provide SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Preview.
Hosts South Africa performed well in their recent series against England but lost the T20I series by 2-1 after winning the first T20I. They crossed the 200-runs mark in both the successive T20I’s but could not outplay the visitors.
Skipper Quinton De Kock is in tremendous form scoring plenty of attacking knocks in the last series and will be relieved with the return of Ex-skipper Faf Du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada who can be match-winners in their respective departments. However, Injury to Temba Bavuma who showed good character at the top could hurt team balance. Pacer Lungi Ngidi is also in excellent form ending the highest wicket-taker against England with eight scalps in three matches. They will hope for a unison effort from all players to break the winning momentum of the Australians.
Team Australia returns to South Africa two years after their ugly ball-tampering incident and will be motivated to show their team skills at perfection in this tour. They recently clean-sweep Sri Lanka and Pakistan and are in good overall form as a team.
The onus will be on top three: Warner, Finch, and Smith to lead the batting unit while Pace trio of Starc-Cummins-Richardson along with witty spin of Zampa and Ashton Agar will be the key in the bowling department. The absence of Glenn Maxwell, who just injured his elbow, will provide an opportunity to Matthew Wade to showcase his hard-hitting skills. Australians will be keen to prepare well for the upcoming T20I World Cup and put a clinical effort in this series.
SA vs AUS, 1st T20I Match, Australia tour of South Africa 2020.
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
09:30 PM, 21st February 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 169
Average 2nd innings score: 143
The pitch is expected to be batting friendly with initial support to pacers due to overcast conditions. A good total above 180 can be expected with the chasing side having equal opportunity.
South Africa vs England Team Form
(Last Five Matches)
SA: L L W W L
AUS: W W NR W W
Matches Played: 18
AUS Won: 11
RSA Won: 07
Dale Steyn, David Miller, JJ Smuts, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Pite van Biljon, Tabraiz Shamsi, Heinrich Klaasen, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje.
Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade, David Warner, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, D Arcy Short.
SA vs AUS
Dream11 Team News
- Team management can open with JJ Smuts along with Quinton de Kock. They can also replace Smuts with Pretorius and open with Faf du Plessis.
- They can give a chance to Sean Abbott or Jhye Richardson in place of Kane Richardson.
Probable Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), JJ Smuts, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Matthew Wade/D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
Top picks for SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
Quinton De Kock:
Newly elected skipper Quinton De Kock will lead the team from the front and is a brilliant batsman. He scored 107, 11, and 69 runs in the ODI series and quick 31, 65 and 35 in three T20I’s.
Faf Du Plessis:
Ex-skipper Faf Du Plessis is in poor form but still has a lot of skill and potential. He will be eager to perform well in this series to prepare for the upcoming T20I World Cup.
Rassie Van Der Dussen:
He has performed consistently for Proteas and can play as per the situation of the match. Dussen scored 31, 43* and 11 runs in the three T20I’s and can be a great choice of captaincy in grand leagues.
Pacer Ngidi is a wicket-taking pacer and proved it in the T20I series against England taking eight scalps.
Pacer Rabada returns in the squad after getting rested in the last series and will be the key in the bowling department along with Ngidi.
Andile is a good all-rounder and can be handy in both the departments. He took five scalps in three T20I’s.
He has been one of the world’s most fearsome pacers at his time and still has the potential to perform well for South Africa cricket. His form in MSL and BBL was good and can be a match-winner on his day. He failed to make an impact in the last series.
Spinner Shamsi is a wicket-taking but inconsistent bowler. He took three wicket-haul in the first ODI and bowled economically well in the T20I’s.
He performs consistently in domestic cricket and is a reliable batsman and economical spinner. He can open tomorrow or can even miss out from the playing XI.
He can be promoted for hard-hitting, but his recent form is poor. Miller scored 21 and 35* runs in the last two matches.
David Warner: He is in record-breaking form in this format and performs consistently. Warner did plenty of run-scoring against Sri Lanka and Australia.
Aaron Finch: Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly. He plays in a very attacking manner and has a better record batting first.
Steve Smith: His recent form is brilliant and can play as per the situation of the match. However, He can be demoted in case of a good start from the openers.
Mitch Starc: Fiery pacer Starc is a wicket-taking option in limited-overs cricket and has been doing it for the past few years. He will be a must-pick in your AUS vs SA Dream11 team.
Pat Cummins: He is a consistent performer in every format and is in good form from the past two years. He will spearhead the Australian pace attack and is also a reliable option with the bat if required.
Adam Zampa: Leggie Zampa is a wicket-taking spinner and was at his best in recent BBL. He can trouble batsmen with his witty spin.
Matthew Wade: He comes to all guns blazing in his favourite T20 format and can demolish the opponent bowling line-up once set. Wade will bat at two down.
Mitch Marsh: He performed well in Big Bash League 2019-20 but can be avoided in your team because of his batting order and less opportunity with the ball.
Ashton Agar: He is a talented spin all-rounder but is unlikely to get a chance to bat because of strong top-order.
Kane Richardson: He is a lethal pace bowler and has a good skill set to perform in the T20I format. He can be a good budget pick compared to Starc and Cummins.
SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Q de Kock is good.
- In batsmen, Aaron Finch and David Miller are also good options.
- Mitchell Marsh is also good all-rounders.
- K Rabada, Dale Steyn, T Shamsi, and Adam Zampa are also good bowlers.
- Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, and Faf du Plessis are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen.
For Grand Leagues: Mitchell Starc, Lungi Ngidi, K Rabada.
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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.