IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 : India A and South Africa A begin their five match ODI series today with the two sides clashing heads in the league opener as they look to take vital lead
After enjoying an extremely fruitful visit of West Indies A, India A are back at it again today with the side welcoming South Africa A for a five match ODI series and two test matches. The two sides begin their sojourn starting today with the first ODI of a series which promises to be an extremely competitive and closely contested affair.
Having named a slew of star performers in their side, players who have plied their skill set on the international stage, India A have made it clear that they mean business in the series. Looking to emulate the 4-1 trouncing they handed out to West Indies in the bygone ODI series, the side will come hot out of the blocks in this one as several names look to catch the eyes of the selectors in a bid to seal their berth in international outfit.
Elsewhere, where for India A and its squad, this series is of colossal importance, for South Africa A, its takes on a whole different meaning. With the country clearly envisaging a method to overhaul their international squad after the drubbing it endured at the ODI Cricket World Cup, several of the names partaking in this series while be looking to make it into the international setup with riveting performances.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Given the fact that heavy rainfall is a very real possibility on this surface along with this pitch usually assisting the spinners, the side winning the toss will be opting to bat first. In the 6 encounters held here over the course of the last year, the side chasing has emerged winners on four occasions, something which stays true to his narrative.
Overall a low scoring encounter is in sights with the average score while batting first being just 206.
Probable Playing 11
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Manish Pandey (C), Vijay Shankar, Ishan Kishan (WK), Shivam Dube, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed
South Africa A
Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma (C), Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje
IN-A vs SA-A Match Prediction
While South Africa A have roped in some decent names in their squad as they look to earmark players to be doled out into the international side given the predicament the outfit suffered at the ODI Cricket World Cup, India A will be too tough a side for them. They are up against one of the most formidable and well-rounded outfits in the fraternity, a team who are playing in their own backyard with a good know how of the conditions.
India’s bowling will in particularly thrive on this wicket and guide the side to a cruising win today.
5 Match ODI Series
Match: India A Vs South Africa A First ODI
Date And Time: 29th August, Thursday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa A
- Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen, Beuran Hendricks
Top 4 Batting Order
- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Manish Pandey
South Africa A
- Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma
- Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh
South Africa A
- Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma
Death Overs Bowlers
- Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed
South Africa A
- Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
India’s Ishan Kishan is selected by us for this encounter due to two reasons. Along with his recent good performances, he’s going to be heavily involved behind the wickets given the opposition’s difficult to acclimatise with the spinning conditions prevelant today.
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Batsmen
With 630 runs in 9 matches against South Africa A, Manish Pandey is our first pick from India A in this facet. He was involved with India’s ODI and T20 squad as well recently along with scoring some good runs in the ongoing Karnataka Premier League and should get another good score today as well.
The three 50s against West Indies in the five ODI series against the side see us opt for Shubman Gill as well from India with the opener having scored 351 runs for India A in 2019. Elsewhere from South Africa we are getting in their international star performer, Henrikh Klaasen with the batsman having scored 110 runs in 4 matches against India in 2018.
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 All-Rounders
Given how much this surface will assist spinners and see the ball grip and stop before coming onto the batsmen, we have selected Krunal Pandya from India. We have the one player coming in from South Africa as well meanwhile, selecting George Linde, a name whose been accorded massive expectations from.
He’s had an incredible time in the cricketing arena recently, scoring 248 runs and snaring 11 wickets across his recent soirees, imbedding in all the dutiful and due processes needed to become a successful all-rounder.
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Bowling Order
With this being the first match of the series and us yet to be fully ascertained of how this surface and both the sides will play out, we have decided to roll out 5 bowlers in our side for this encounter. With Yuzvendra Chahal being named in India A’s outfit for this series, the legspinner is bound to play today and his legspinner could easily end up unravelling this South African unit given the conditions and pitch we are promised today. Pacers Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed come into our side as well with the two taking up the new ball duties as well as the responsibility of bowling in the death overs for India.
It’s a pace duo which makes an advent into our side from the visitors as well with us indulging in the services of Junior Dala and Beuran Hendricks.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Gill is our captain for this encounter while Manish is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.