AFGH vs SA Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s Afghanistan vs South Africa Match 21 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The 21st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is upon us, as South Africa get ready to face Afghanistan. Both teams will travel to Sophia Gardens in Cardiff for this contest. Neither of these teams have registered any wins in the tournament and are placed 9th and 10th respectively. South Africa are lucky to have a 1 point lead over Afghanistan rivals due to a washout.
AFGH vs SA Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for AFGH vs SA Dream 11
My options consist of either Quinton de Kock or Ikram Ali Khil, and I’ve decided to go with the former. The South African wicket-keeper has looked good in patches and him opening batsman makes him the preferred choice for this match.
In the four matches in this tournament, de Kock has scored 118 runs at an average of 39.33 and a strike rate of 81.94 including a solo half-century.
Batsmen for AFGH vs SA Dream 11
My first batsman for today is South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. He’s one of their highest run-scorers in the tournament and is knocking the ball at the strike rate of 87. Given his expertise, du Plessis will be a major threat to a vulnerable Afghan bowling group.
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In opening batsman Hashim Amla, I’ve gone for another South African as my second pick. The 36-year old hasn’t really found his ground yet but his experience is very important to his team. Amla is a player who can never be overlooked for a game this crucial for his team.
Even though I haven’t picked him, Rassie van der Dussen is also a very good choice available for the same price. Since Amla will open the innings, I thought picking him would be a better option.
I’ve selected two Afghani batsmen for this game. We can never be too sure who’ll get going in Cardiff. And that’s why I’ve gone for Noor Ali Zadran. Even though he’s played only one game in the tournament, he scored 31 runs and showed good promise. Zadran will most probably open for Afghanistan against South Africa and will be vital in getting his team a strong start.
My final pick here is Hashmatullah Shahidi. The left handed batsman comes in at No. 4 and his powerful striking will be the perfect solution in case the openers go down fast. He is averaging 27 runs per game and has scored one half-century in the tournament.
All-rounders for AFGH vs SA Dream 11
Chris Morris walks into my side as the first pick here. The all rounder has taken three wickets, and is bowling at an economy rate of 5.45. He’s also done well with the bat, coming in at no. 8 for his team. He scored 42 runs against a very dangerous Indian bowling lineup, and will be crucial against a well set up Afghani bowling attack.
JP Duminy is my second choice for this game. The 35-year old is the X-Factor for the South Africa’s middle-order. He’s a very good player of spin and will be important against someone like Rashid. Duminy is also a half decent bowler and on his day can strike down some stumps.
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My final pick is Mohammed Nabi. The veteran cricketer comes to bat at No. 7 and is more than capable of hitting some huge ones. However, Nabi’s true impact lies in his ability to bowl. He’s taken four wickets in 3 matches and is only giving away, on average 4.44 runs per over.
Bowlers for AFGH vs SA Dream 11
For this category, we have a set of some really talented bowlers from each side. For my first pick, I’ve gone for the sensational Kagiso Rabada. South Africa’s spearhead is absolutely lethal with the new ball. Rabada can bowl a yorker better than most in the game, and is currently bowling with an economy of 4.50. He is one of the favourites to end up as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament.
The 20-year old Rashid Khan is my second pick for the match. The young Afghani has taken 3 wickets in the 3 games so far in the tournament. To top that, he is bowling at an economy of 4.35. Rashid can turn the ball exceptionally well, even at a batting pitch like Sophia Gardens.
My third choice for the fast bowler is South Africa’s Beuran Hendricks. You can also pick Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan in his place.