IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 : India A eye a complete sweep of the ODI series after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead the last time around
Despite their best efforts, South Africa A have had a dismal outing of India so far. The side went onto lose the previous clash on Monday, handing over the series to India with it as well with the hosts sealing the 5 match ODI series in the favour with three successive wins.
Although rain threatened to play havoc and abandon the encounter at one stage, we saw the skies clear up to revel us in a 30 over encounter, one which saw India register another successful and fruitful run chase to take an uncatchable 3-0 lead in the series. Chasing South Africa’s 207-8, the Indians ended up winning with 4 wickets and 2 overs to spare, a result which yet again epitomised their supremacy over South Africa A.
And ahead of the fourth encounter, the home side have rung in a slew of changes, seeing 8 new players being roped into the squad as the outfit look to try out new names and given some players much needed time in the middle. With the Duleep Trophy final being held on the same day, we have some names heading for the domestic tournament’s final while Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also comes in for this one.
Elsewhere while India have the leeway to try out new things and players, for South Africa A, this match is far from an inconsequential one despite having no control on the final result of the series. They will be heading out today looking to make a statement and showcase their skill set, one the side have faltered massively to do till now.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The way this pitch is going to play out today is going to depend massively on the rainfall. All the three contests played on this surface have seen shortened matches but what is good news is that the wet surface hasn’t deterred the batsmen from scoring runs.
The first part in particular has seen hefty sores being piled up before the spinners gradually come into effect and get the ball to turn sharply. This is a surface made for batting first and the side winning the toss will opt to do the same.
Probable Playing 11
- Shikhar Dhawan comes in for the last two matches to replace Vijay Shankar who has been ruled out owing to an injury.
- Ishan Kishan has gone for the Duleep Trophy final and Sanju Samson will be keeping wickets for this clash.
- Manish Pandey moves out as captain of the side with Shreyas Iyer being brought in his place for the concluding encounters.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Shreyas Iyer (C), Sanju Samson (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Ishan
South Africa A
Janneman, Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Temba Bavuma (C), Khaya Zondo, Heinrich Klaasen, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje
IN-A vs SA-A Match Prediction
For all their travails, South Africa A have failed to post a daunting enough challenge infront of India. The closest they came to a win was in the second ODI but India’s batting subsequently prevailed to guide the side to a successful run chase and it’s this depth which should see them win this one as well.
5 Match ODI Series
Match: India A Vs South Africa A Fourth ODI
Date And Time: 4th September, Wednesday- 9:00am IST
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Where To Watch: Star Sports 1/HD
- Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Sanju Samson, Tushar Deshpande
South Africa A
- Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Heinrich Klaasen, Bjorn Fortuin, Junior Dala, Anrich Nortje
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Shreyas Iyer
South Africa A
- Janneman, Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Temba Bavuma
- Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh
South Africa A
- Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen
Death Overs Bowlers
- Tushar Deshpande, Ishan
South Africa A
- Junior Dala, Anrich Nortje
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen has been in our side for every encounter and the wicket-keeper retains his position for this clash as well. He’s been the side’s most consistent and bankable bat, delivering runs on a consistent basis to make him one of the safest names to indulge in from the outfit.
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Batsmen
India’s batting unit is a new look one but with the names being brought in by the side, this is an even more formidable and indomitable one. The picks are players who in between them imbibe just the skill set needed to prevail at the highest level and are bound to clan apart a South African bowling unit which has already found it tough to contain the hosts.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer are all selected by us from India while our lone pick from South Africa sees us indulge in the services of Reeza Hendricks.
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 All-Rounders
With spin coming into play massively as we scrimmage through the clash and the South Africans once again exposing their weaknesses infront of the rank turners, Axar Patel is someone we were always going to get in from the side. Washington Sundar comes in as well owing to this narrative with these expected to snare in a rich haul of wickets today.
Elsewhere from South Africa we are getting in George Linde who left arm offspin is bound to perturb a heavy right handed Indian batting order as the ball deviates and moves away from them.
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Bowling Order
The only segment of our side which is dominated by the visitors, we have opted for a pace duo with Junior Dala and Anrich Nortje coming in for us. The wetness is the pitch has seen the new ball deviate, moving squarely both ways when sent down in the right channels, something which will see these two make things jittery for India.
Tushar Deshpande from India completes our picks for this clash.
IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
We have chosen Shubman as our captain for this clash while Shreyas 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.