South Africa vs Australia Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 2nd T20I
South Africa and Australia will be played in the 2nd T20I at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. We will provide SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Preview.
Mighty Australians completely destroyed the hosts in the first T20I defeating them by a whopping margin of 107 runs. A magical spell from Ashton Agar and forties-run knock from Smith and Finch were the highlights for the visitors in their dominant show.
Batting first, Aaron Finch scored 42 runs while Steve Smith scored 45 runs to give a solid start to the team. Alex Carey along with Ashton Agar played good cameos in the death overs to take the team to a total of 196. Steyn and Shamsi bowled well for the Proteas taking two scalps each.
In the chase, None of the South-African batsmen could tackle the mighty Australian bowling attack and crumble on just 89 runs. Faf Du Plessis and Rabada scored 24 and 22 runs respectively in an otherwise poor batting effort. Ashton Agar took a brilliant five wicket-haul while Zampa and Cummins took two scalps each to start the tour with a bang.
Team South Africa will hope to bounce back tomorrow and put a disciplined effort to keep the T20I series alive.
SA vs AUS, 2nd T20I Match, Australia tour of South Africa 2020.
St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
06;00 PM, 23rd February 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 118
Average 2nd innings score: 103
A slow pitch can be expected. Batsmen will have to use their skills to score big on this pitch while pacers, as well as spinners, can extract some help from the surface.
South Africa vs Australia Team Form
(Last Five Matches)
SA: L L L W W
AUS: W W W NR W
Matches Played: 19
AUS Won: 12
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
- If fit, Temba Bavuma will return in the playing XI.
- Heinrich Klaasen, who was forced out with a hip problem just before the start of the first T20I match, could play this match.
- No changes are expected in their playing XI.
Probable Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma/Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen/JJ Smuts, David Miller, Pite Van Biljon, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, 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, 69 31, 65, 35 and 2 runs in his last seven international appearances.
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. Faf scored 24 runs in the first T20I.
The Right-hand batsman T20Is average is 49.75. Bavuma played 5 T20Is and score 199 runs.
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 against Australia and can be a great choice of captaincy in grand leagues as he will open the innings.
Pacer Ngidi is a wicket-taking pacer and proved it in the T20I series against England taking eight scalps in three matches.
Pacer Rabada has a forgettable return leaking runs at 15 runs per over but was able to score 22 runs with the bat.
Andile is a good all-rounder and can be handy in both the departments. He took five scalps in three T20I’s against England and took one scalp and got out on a duck in the last match.
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 struck twice in the last match.
Spinner Shamsi is a wicket-taking but inconsistent bowler. He took two wicket-haul in the last match.
He can be promoted for hard-hitting, but his recent form is poor. Miller scored 21, 35* and 2 runs in his last three matches.
David Warner: He is in record-breaking form in this format and performs consistently. However, Warner could score only 4 runs in the first T20I.
Aaron Finch: Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly. He scored 42 runs in the last match in just 27 balls,
Steve Smith: His recent form is brilliant and can play as per the situation of the match. Smith scored 45 runs in the first T20I.
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 and took one scalp in the first T20I.
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. Cummins struck twice in the last match.
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 and struck twice in the last match.
Matthew Wade: He comes to all guns blazing in his favorite T20 format and can demolish the opponent bowling line-up once set. Wade will bat at two down and scored 18 runs in the last match.
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. However, He weaved his magic in the last match taking five wicket-haul.
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, R van der-Dussen, and David Miller are also good options.
- Mitchell Marsh and Ashton Agar are also good all-rounders.
- K Rabada, Pat Cummins, T Shamsi, and Kane Richardson 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, Mitchell Starc, Lungi Ngidi.
For Grand Leagues: Matthew Wade, Andile Phehlukwayo.
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