South Africa vs Australia Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 3rd T20I
South Africa and Australia will be played in the 3rd T20I at Newlands in Cape Town. We will provide SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Preview.
Hosts South Africa came back strongly in the second T20I defeating mighty Australians by 12 runs with the help of another captain’s knock from Quinton De Kock and three for from Lungi Ngidi. Mr Consistent David Warner had an off day at work and could not lead his team to victory despite an unbeaten 67*.
Batting first, Quinton De Kock gave a solid start to the team scoring 70 runs from 47 balls while Rassie Van Der Dussen scored 37 runs to take the team to a total of 158. Kane Richardson bowled exceedingly well for the visitors taking two scalps while Cummins and Zampa also got one wicket each.
Chasing the target, David Warner played a crucial knock of 67* runs from 56 balls while Steve Smith complimented him with a 29-run knock but unluckily could not chase the target and were left behind by 12 runs. Lungi Ngidi took another three wicket-haul while other bowlers also supported him to defend the target successfully.
Both teams will be eager to put their best effort in the third and final T20I and win the series.
SA vs AUS, 3rd T20I Match, Australia tour of South Africa 2020.
Newlands, Cape Town.
09:30 PM, 26th February 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 149
Average 2nd innings score: 143
The pitch here has generally been slow and low-scoring with plenty of assistance to spinners and pacers with variations. Try to prefer technically strong batsmen in your fantasy team.
|Matches won by batting first
|Matches won by bowling
South Africa vs Australia Team Form
(Last Five Matches)
SA: W L L L W
AUS: L W W W NR
Matches Played: 20
AUS Won: 12
RSA Won: 08
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
- Temba Bavuma not available for the 3rd and Final T20 (This match) while Heinrich Klaasen will be available for selection.
- JJ Smuts can also be drafted, considering the pitch condition.
- Dale Steyn who was rested in the last match can also come back in the XI in place of A Nortje.
- There’s still no news about Heinrich Klaasen’s fitness.
- D’Arcy Short can get a chance in place of Mitchell Marsh or Matthew Wade.
Probable Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Jon-Jon Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo/Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade/D’Arcy Short, 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, 2 and 70 runs in his last eight 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 and 15 runs in the two T20I’s.
Rassie Van Der Dussen:
He has performed consistently for Proteas and can play as per the situation of the match. Dussen scored 37 runs in the last game and can be a good pick in AUS vs SA Dream11 team.
Pacer Ngidi is a wicket-taking pacer and proved it in the T20I series against England taking eight scalps in three matches. He also struck thrice in the last game.
Pacer Rabada has a forgettable return leaking runs at 15 runs per over in the first T20I but bowled well in the second match taking one scalp.
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 in the first T20I. He may play tomorrow.
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 first match and has good chances to play tomorrow.
Spinner Shamsi is a wicket-taking but inconsistent bowler. He took two wicket-haul in the first match and is looking in good form presently.
David Warner: He is in record-breaking form in this format and performs consistently. In the last match, He remained unbeaten at 67* runs but could not win the game for his team.
Aaron Finch: Skipper Finch is a destructive batsman and can change the course of match single-handedly. He scored 42 runs in the first 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 and 29 runs in the two T20I’s.
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 has taken three scalps till now in two matches.
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 first T20I.
Kane Richardson: He is a lethal pace bowler and has a good skill set to perform in the T20I format. Kane struck twice in the last match and can be a good budget pick compared to Starc and Cummins.
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 first match, taking five wicket-haul.
SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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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.
- Ashton Agar and Dwaine Pretorius are also good all-rounders.
- K Rabada, Pat Cummins, and Dale Steyn are also good bowlers.
- Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, and Lungi Ngidi are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Quinton de Kock, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Starc.
For Grand Leagues: T Shamsi.
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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.