South Africa vs England Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 1st ODI
South Africa and England will collide in the first ODI at Newlands stadium in Cape Town. We will provide SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Preview.
A newly-designed South Africa team led by talented youngster Quinton De Kock will miss the services of experienced performers Faf Du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Dwaine Pretorius in the series along with the recently retired trio of ABD-Tahir-Duminy.
There will be a lot of expectations from this young side to give a tough challenge to reigning ODI champions. In the batting department, Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, and Rassie Van Der Dussen will be the top picks while Andile Phehlukwayo and JJ Smuts will be the key with the bat as well as the ball. Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj will lead the bowling attack in their respective departments.
It will be their first ODI series after becoming the world champions and will hope to replicate a similar form. They have also rested their key players, such as Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, and Liam Plunkett, while Jofra Archer will miss out due to injury.
Many young talents have been welcomed in the squad who will be eager to display their ability at the international level like Tom Banton, Matt Parkinson, and Saqib Mahmood. On paper, They look like a side to beat as they appear to be balanced in all the departments. Attacking Openers Roy and Bairstow supported by experienced middle-order containing Root and Morgan followed by mighty batting strength till late in the order. Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, and Chris Jordan make their lethal pace attack while Adil Rashid, Matt Parkinson, and Moeen Ali will be the key spinners.
A good encounter can be expected between both teams in the first ODI.
SA vs ENG, 1st ODI Match, England tour of South Africa 2019-20.
Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa.
04:30 PM, 4th February 2020.
Total matches: 42
Matches won batting first: 28
Matches won bowling first: 14
Average 1st innings score: 235
Average 2nd innings score: 186
Pitch is expected to be neutral with good support to batsmen as well as bowlers.
Pacers can find some initial assistance from the pitch while the batsmen can score big once set. Spinners can also play their role in the second innings when the pitch gets slow down.
If England bats first, A Total above 275 is on the cards.
Matches Played: 60
ENG Won: 27
RSA Won: 29
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Tom Banton (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes.
SA vs ENG Dream11 Team News
- South Africa’s playing XI for the opening ODI can be unpredictable.
- Any of Temba Bavuma and Janneman Malan will play.
- They have plenty of options on the bench and can be a tough call to predict the final playing XI before the toss.
- As per practice matches, Joe Denly is expected to play in the middle order while Adil Rashid/Matt Parkinson is likely to lead the spin attack.
Probable Playing XI
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Janneman Malan/Temba Bavuma, JJ Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid/Matthew Parkinson.
Top picks for SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction
Quinton De Kock:
Newly elected skipper Quinton De Kock will lead the team from the front and is a brilliant batsman. He will be a must pick in SA vs ENG Dream11 team and also performed well in the test series.
Rassie Van Der Dussen:
He has performed consistently for South Africa and is a good player of spin, unlike his teammates. Dussen can be a great choice of captaincy in grand leagues.
Reeza is a talented performer and will open the innings. His recent form is good and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.
Andile is a good all-rounder and can be handy in both departments. He should be preferred in your fantasy teams.
Pacer Ngidi is a wicket-taking pacer but has recently recovered from injury and will hope to regain his form in this series. He will lead the South Africa pace attack in the absence of Rabada.
He is an experienced performer in domestic cricket and can out-perform in both the departments of the game.
He is one of the top batsmen in world cricket. The root can also bowl a few overs of part-time spin if required.
Flamboyant Opener Roy is in his best form currently and can lay havoc single-handedly. He can be tried as captain in mini grand leagues.
He is an attacking opening batsman but is struggling with his form from the last few months. However, He struck a century in the second practice match.
He is a wicket-taking pace bowler and handy lower-order batsmen. His recent form is exceedingly well and will be a must-pick in ENG vs SA Dream11 team.
He is a better player of spin as compared to pace bowling and can fetch you good points if top order collapses.
He scored 85 runs and struck twice in the second practice match and can be a smart budget pick in your fantasy team.
He can be a match-winner with the bat as well as ball and is a reliable performer for England cricket. Sam can extract extra swing from the surface.
This young spinner took five scalps in two practice matches and can trouble Africa batsmen with his witty spin.
SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Both Q de Kock and J Bairstow are good.
- In batsmen, Jason Roy, Reeza Hendricks, and Temba Bavuma are also good options.
- Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes are also good all-rounders
- Chris Jordan, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Matt Parkinson (if play) are also good bowlers.
- Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, and Tom Curran are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Quinton De Kock, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Tom Curran.
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