South Africa vs Australia Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 2nd ODI
South Africa and Australia will be played in the 2nd ODI at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. We will provide SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Preview.
The hosts got a comprehensive victory over mighty Australians in the first ODI, defeating them by a margin of 74 runs. Heinrich Klassen’s blistering century and Ngidi’s other three-for were the highlights of their victory.
Batting first, Team South Africa lost their top order cheaply, but Heinrich Klassen, along with the support of Verreynne and Miller, played crucial knocks of 123*, 48, and 64 respectively to take team tor aa total of 291. Pace duo of Cummins and Starc took five wickets among them, with three belonging to Cummins.
In the chase, Warner and Finch failed to capitalize on the start while Steve Smith scored a good knock of 76 runs and was supported by Marnus Labuschagne, who got out on 41 runs. Their middle order failed to tackle the variations of Ngidi, who ended with another three wicket-haul while Shamsi and Nortje struck twice to ensure the easy defense of the target.
South Africa will hope to win the ODI series with a similar unison effort tomorrow while Australia can’t be taken lightly and will play their natural game tomorrow to keep the series alive.
SA vs AUS, 2nd ODI Match, Australia tour of South Africa 2020.
04:30 PM, 4th March 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 238
Average 2nd innings score: 193
The pitch is expected to be neutral with something for everyone. Batsmen, once set, can score heavily while spinners and pacers can also use their skills to get some scalps.
Teams should prefer batting first as the surface gets slow down as the match progresses.
Quinton de Kock(w/c), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne.
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Matthew Wade, D Arcy Short, Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson.
SA vs AUS Dream11 Team News
- They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination.
- Ashton Agar can get a chance considering his recent form replacing D’Arcy Short.
- Kane Richardson or Jhye Richardson can also be added in the pace department in place of Hazlewood. Chances of the same are less.
Probable Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), D’Arcy Short/Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
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, 69 31, 65, 35, 2, 70, 5 and 15 runs in his last ten international appearances.
He returned from injury and was in impressive form against England. Bavuma is a technically sound batsman and can play big innings for the team. Bavuma scored 26 runs in the first ODI.
Pacer Ngidi is a wicket-taking pacer and proved it in the T20I series against England, taking eight scalps in three matches. He also made five scalps against the Aussies in the T20I series. Ngidi struck thrice in the first ODI as well and will be a must-pick in your fantasy team.
Andile is a good all-rounder and can be handy in both the departments. He took five scalps in three T20I’s against England.
He scored attacking 123* run knock in the first ODI and is a better player of spin. He will bat four down and can play both the role of the anchor as well as the attacker.
Keshav Maharaj: Spin all-rounder Maharaj can fetch many points in your fantasy team if selected. He took one scalp in the first ODI.
Miller has an impressive ODI record against Aussies but is in poor form recently. However, He scored 64 runs in the first ODI.
Malan has good domestic records to his name but has found it challenging to tackle spin. He can be a smart choice in grand leagues and got out on a duck in the first ODI.
Spinner Shamsi is a wicket-taking but inconsistent bowler. He bowled well in the last two series and struck twice in the first ODI.
He is in record-breaking form in this format and performs consistently. Warner scored 67* and 57 runs in the last two T20I’s and 25 runs in the first ODI.
Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly. He scored two good knocks of 42 and 55 runs in the T20I series.
His recent form is brilliant and can play as per the situation of the match. Smith scored 45, 29, and 30* runs in the three T20I’s and 76 runs in the first ODI.
He has been one of the best finds for Australian cricket in recent times and is in brilliant form. He will bat at two down and can anchor big innings for the team. Marnus scored 41 runs in the opening ODI.
He is a Bowling Allrounder. Ashton Agar bowls Left-arm orthodox and bat left-handed. If play, He is perfect to pick in Dream11 Team.
Fiery pacer Starc is a wicket-taking option in limited-overs cricket and struck thrice in the third T20I. He also took two scalps in the first ODI.
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. Cummins has taken four scalps in the T20I series and three wicket-haul in the last match.
Leggie Zampa is a wicket-taking spinner and was at his best in recent BBL. He can trouble batsmen with his witty spin and struck twice in the first and third T20I.
SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- You can pick Keshav Maharaj to H Klaasen or J Malan.
- In the wicket-keeper, Q de Kock is good.
- In batsmen, Aaron Finch, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen, and David Miller are also good options.
- M Marsh and Ashton Agar are also good all-rounders.
- Adam Zampa, T Shamsi, and J Hazlewood are also good bowlers.
- Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, and Lungi Ngidi are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Andile Phehlukwayo.
For Grand Leagues: T Bavuma, M Labuschagne.
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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.