SA Vs AUS Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Teetering South Africa rattled by Australia in the series opener.
Albeit South Africa aren’t enduring the most solace filled times in T20s especially in their country, the side and its boisterous supporters would never have envisaged the trashing they were doled out in the series opener. Systematically dismantled and torn into shreds by the Australians, the South Africans were outshone in all thee departments of the game to stumble their way toward a howler of a showing.
Allowing Australia to score 196 past them first, the hot returned with a batting effort they would want to forget at the earliest. Leave aside launching some kind of a challenge, a disgruntled South African unit completely lost its way to shambolically bundle out its pursuit for 89 runs, a momentous 109 runs short of their opponents score.
It was a harrowing display by the home side, one which engrained immense confidence in Australia with the side marauding its way to a sensational result. They’ll be looking to emulate the same rampant performance come today’s clash as well and hand out yet another drubbing to the hosts and with it seal the series in their favour.
SA Vs AUS Probable Winner
Whilst we don’t envision South Africa putting in yet another despondent showing with the bat, the Australians showed that their might is too much for the South Africans to cope with. Australia should continue their dominance over South Africa in this one as well and with it go onto wrap up the series.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket made to bat first on, this is a surface which plays out completely in favour of the bats early on before turning adversely to favour the bowlers come the run chase. With the ball gripping, turning and stopping before coming onto the bat as the match runs down its course, chasing is bound to be atrocious here.
Probable Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (C, WK), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Petrus van Biljon, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson
Three Match T20 Series
Match: South Africa Vs Australia Second T20
Date And Time: 23rd February, Sunday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Telecast: Star Sports 1, Hindi/ Select 1/HD
5 Must Have Players
- Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Petrus van Biljon, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
- David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins
SA Vs AUS Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock might have fallen cheaply in the series opener but that does nothing to deter us from picking him up. The South African captain and opener has been the unit’s finest bat for quite some time now with the player coming up with flawless performances on a consistent basis.
With 27 runs in mere 22 balls, Alex Carey showed why he’s so destructive in the death overs to see us opt for Australia’s wicket-keeper as well for the tie.
SA Vs AUS Dream11 Batsmen
Part of an 80 run partnership for the first wicket, both Aaron Finch and Steven Smith are going to be the first two names to be embedded in our framework for the upcoming affair. The two laid down the perfect platform for the side to go on and blast themselves form the last time around with the duo picking up 62 runs inside the powerplay overs itself.
Smith top scored for his team with 54 while captain Finch came up with 42 to see us rope the duo in along with opener David Warner. Elsewhere from the home side, the singular selection of Rassie van der Dussen is being brought in by us for the encounter.
SA Vs AUS Dream11 All-Rounders
With figures of 5-24 in the previous encounter, Ashton Agar from Australia had to be the first name to be enshrined in our side for the encounter. He ripped apart South Africa in the previous tie with a hattrick to his name, one which epitomised how cumbersome his wicket to wicket bowling was for the home side.
With 19 runs in the same fixture, Mitchell Marsh comes in as well as we opt for an all Australian component here.
SA Vs AUS Dream11 Bowling Order
If the first tie taught us anything, it was the fact that this home unit is inept at facing off against spin. And with this surface set to open up and offer abundant help to the spinners, Adam Zampa will once again perturb the hosts to see him come into our side after figures of 2-9 the last time around.
From South Africa elsewhere, with the two wickets apiece in the bygone outing, Dale Steyn and Tabraiz Shami will both be making a place into our side for the contest.
Captain And Vice-Captain
South Africa Bat First: Smith will captain our team given his expansive strokeplay while Quinton will be the vice-captain.
Australia Bat First: Warner will leave with Cummins coming in while Smith will captain our side with Finch being the vice-captain.
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Dream 11 Team
Carey, Quinton, Smith, Warner, Finch, Rassie, Marsh, Agar, Steyn, Zampa, Tabraiz
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.