SA vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction 1st ODI World Cup 2019: Preview
South Africa and England will collide in the tournament opener at Kennington Oval in London. We will provide SA vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI.
The hosts of WC’19 England are favourites for the trophy and are in red hot form coming in the World Cup. They have destructive batting line-up containing Jason Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, and Jos Buttler along with quality All rounders Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes. Their pace quicks comprising Jofra Archer, Woakes and Plunkett can destroy any batting department along with witty leg-spin of Adil Rashid. England team will also have the additional advantage of home conditions where they have dominated all other teams in the recent past.
In the two warm-up matches played, England lost the first match to Australia by 12 runs. Liam Plunkett starred with the ball taking four wicket-haul while James Vince, Jos Buttler, and Chris Woakes were the positives with the bat. In the second warm-up match, England defeated Afghanistan comprehensively by 9 wickets. Jofra Archer and Joe Root took three scalps each with the ball while Jason Roy single-handedly chased the target scoring unbeaten knock of 89 runs in just 46 balls. England will be eager to get a good start in the tournament defeating South Africa team.
Team South Africa are underdogs of World Cup 2019 and will be determined to claim their first ICC trophy this year. They have a well-balanced squad containing quality batsmen in form of Quinton De Kock, Hashim Amla, and Faf Du Plessis. The pace trio of Rabada-Ngidi-Steyn along with Imran Tahir and Andile Phehlukwayo will be the biggest strength for South Africa.
In the first Warm-up match, They defeated Sri Lanka team by 87 runs. Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis starred with the bat while Andile Phehlukwayo and Lungi Ngidi were brilliant with the ball. Their second warm-up match was washed out due to rain. South Africa will hope to get some early momentum by giving a tough challenge to the mighty England team.
When and Where:
SA vs ENG, 1st Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Kennington Oval, London.
03:00 PM, 30th May 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 247
Average 2nd innings score: 213
Pitch will provide assistance to pacers in initial overs and then support batsmen.
Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, Jean-Paul Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, James Vince, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, L Dawson.
Dale Steyn is unavailable for the tournament opener due to injury. Markram and Shamsi are unlikely to get a chance in the playing XI.
Quinton De Kock and Hashim Amla will open the innings. Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy and David Miller will follow them.
A Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris/D Pretorius will play the role of an allrounder. JP Duminy can also bowl a few overs of spin.
Kagiso Rabada and L Ngidi will lead the pace attack along with C Morris and A Phehlukwayo. Imran Tahir will handle the spin attack along with JP Duminy.
James Vince, Mark Wood, and Dawson are unlikely to feature while anyone among Liam Plunkett or Tom Curran will play. Chances of Plunkett are more.
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will open the innings. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan will follow them.
Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes will play the role of an allrounder.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will be the key spinners while C Woakes and Jofra Archer will lead the pace attack of the team along with Ben Stokes and Plunkett/Curran.
Probable Playing XI:
Hashim Amla, Q De Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, C Morris/D Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, L Ngidi.
Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, L Plunkett/Tom Curran, Jofra Archer.
SA vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction:
J Bairstow (wk) (C)
Q de Kock (wk) (Vc)
A Phehlukwayo/A Markram
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C and Vc Choices: J Bairstow, Joe Root, Faf Du Plessis, Q De Kock, Jason Roy, C Woakes, K Rabada.
Faf du Plessis
Q De Kock
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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.