IND vs SA Dream 11 Prediction: Best Dream11 team for today’s India vs South Africa Match 8 | TSR helps you with Dream 11 for CWC 2019.
The Indian Cricket Team is all set to make its first appearance at the ODI Cricket World Cup 2019 on Wednessday at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. The only side yet to feature in a match till now, the Asian giants will be facing a South African contingent who are already struggling in the tournament.
The Proteas have recorded their worst-ever start to a World Cup after failing to register even a single win in their opening two matches. They were handsomely defeated by England in their tournament opener by 95 runs before subsequently being trounced by Bangladesh. The 21-run defeat has piled the pressure on the South Africans who have an agonizing affinity of crumbling at the tournament traditionally.
Ahead of the encounter tomorrow, we take a look at the ideal Dream 11 players to rope into your side. Envisioning a win for India, our side’s balance is going to swing towards their players as well who’ll be dominating our side for the larger part.
IND vs SA Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for IND vs SA Dream 11
In a batting line-up where wickets have fallen by the minute for South Africa, their opener Quinton de Kock has still shown the willingness to stick around in the middle. He was dismissed cheaply against Bangladesh but it was an unfortunate dismissal and had happened after he looked good against the new ball. He’s my first man behind the wickets for this match!
Batsmen for IND vs SA Dream 11
India captain Virat Kohli and and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan are two exceptional batsmen who are going to play a pivotal role for India this World Cup. Not including Kohli in your side would be nothing less than a blunder especially in such a vital match. Dhawan might not have performed in the warm-up matches but his stellar record in ICC tournaments have forced me to include him in my fantasy team.
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I am also going with India batsman Lokesh Rahul. Having scored a brilliant century during the second warm-up match, Rahul all but confirmed his spot at No. 4. I am expecting Rahul to carry the confidence from his knock against a depleted South African bowling attack.
Among the South African batsmen, I have picked captain Faf du Plessis and opening batsman Aiden Markram. du Plessis scored an attacking 62 (53) against Bangladesh and would want to bail his team out of trouble with the bat in hand. This in association with him scoring 658 ODI runs against India at an average of 59.81 and a strike rate of 92.41 including two centuries and five half-centuries has me advocate for him.
Three reasons why I have picked Markram are him batting in the top-order for the Proteas, looking good for his 45 (56) against Bangladesh and a budget constraint.
All-rounders for IND vs SA Dream 11
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is another of those players who has walked automatically into my Dream11 fantasy team. Crucial to India’s plans in both the innings, expect Pandya to be the fulcrum of India’s campaign throughout the tournament.
My second all-rounder will be a toss-up between Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja. Speaking on the eve of the match, Kohli opened up on Jadhav being “match fit“. However, if reports are to be believed, India might pick Jadeja ahead of Jadhav if they feel the latter hasn’t recovered well.
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I am going in with Jadhav at the moment but would advice you guys to pay attention to the toss and make changes accordingly.
Bowlers for IND vs SA Dream 11
Given the matches we’ve seen at Southampton till now, the signs point towards the bowlers enjoying their day out. For tomorrow, a decent covering of grass is expected to be left on the surface. Overcast conditions for the early part of the match should suit the fact bowlers.
Citing the same, India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah could form a deadly partnership against South Africa. Known to bowl some absolute rippers and getting the ball move to shape massively across the pitch, Bumrah might well call the shots at the Ageas Bowl.
Another area South Africa have traditionally struggled against is spin. While I am picking leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, it is another facet where I would suggest you to remain careful during the toss. If, by any chance, India bench Chahal, don’t hesitate in including chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav in his place.
With South Africa losing out on Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi, the onus lies on Rabada to take the mantle and put in a performance which can maul India on the day. Much like Bumrah, the conditions will favour Rabada and he could potentially work up the likes of some Indian batsmen with his pace and bounce.
Captain – Virat Kohli
Vice-captain – Jasprit Bumrah