SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction: The fascinating three-match series is all set to witness its all-important series decider.
The third T20I of the ongoing Australia’s tour of South Africa will be played tomorrow in Cape Town. With the series drawn level at 1-1, the recent T20Is in South Africa hint at a fascinating series decider for tomorrow night.
South Africa, who lost 1-2 to England earlier this month, would be looking forward to make amends and clinch the series this time round.
Australia, who are slated to host the ICC T20 World Cup later this year, wouldn’t want to lose a series in their preparation of hosting the showpiece tournament.
Pitch Conditions and Toss Prediction
Batsmen and spinners are likely to get significant assistance from the surface at the Newlands in Cape Town tomorrow. An average score of 168.1 in the last five matches further confirms the same about batsmen likely to dominate.
In such a situation, whosoever wins the toss is likely to field first for no first-inning score would be considered safe and chasing should be easy.
Probable Playing XI
1) Quinton de Kock (c & wk) 2) Reeza Hendricks / Temba Bavuma 3) Faf du Plessis 4) Rassie van der Dussen 5) Jon-Jon Smuts 6) David Miller 7) Dwaine Pretorius 8) Kagiso Rabada 9) Dale Steyn / Anrich Nortje 10) Tabraiz Shamsi 11) Lungi Ngidi
1) David Warner 2) Aaron Finch (c) 3) Steve Smith 4) Matthew Wade 5) Mitchell Marsh 6) Alex Carey (wk) 7) Ashton Agar 8) Pat Cummins 9) Mitchell Starc 10) Adam Zampa 11) Kane Richardson
5 Must Have Players
1) Quinton de Kock 2) David Warner 3) Steve Smith 4) Lungi Ngidi 5) Adam Zampa
SA vs AUS Dream11 Prediction
SA vs AUS Dream11 Wicket-Keepers
There is no hiding to the fact that South Africa captain Quinton de Kock has been in stellar T20I form of late. Having scored 334 runs in seven T20Is at an average of 55.66 and a strike rate of 167, de Kock is the highest run-scorer among wicket-keeper batsmen in the last year.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 25, 2020
De Kock is only behind India captain Virat Kohli and England captain Eoin Morgan in terms of scoring most T20I runs as a captain in the last year. It is worth mentioning that de Kock has only played seven T20Is as compared to Kohli’s 16 and Morgan’s 12.
SA vs AUS Dream11 Batsmen
Based on recent form, I have decided to not include Australia captain Aaron Finch for this match. The decision has given enough room for me to include both Australia batsmen in David Warner and Steve Smith. Individual batting average of 179 and 73.33 respectively makes Warner and Smith the best among the Australian batsmen in the last six months.
Slated to bat in the Top Four, South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen have made the cut into my Dream 11 fantasy team for this match. Having scored 172 runs in six T20Is at a strike rate of 127.40 including a half-century, du Plessis is the second-highest run-scorer at the Newlands among active cricketers.
SA vs AUS Dream11 All-rounders
Australia all-rounder Ashton Agar’s recent form makes it difficult for one to leave him out of his/her Fantasy XI. Having picked 12 wickets in eight T20Is at an average of 15.58, an economy rate of 6.03 and a strike rate of 15.5, Agar is Australia’s highest wicket-taker in the last one year.
Going by South Africa’s Playing XI from the last match, I have included Dwaine Pretorius as my second all-rounder. Just in case the hosts decide to bring by Andile Phehlukwayo, you are advised to make the change after the toss tomorrow.
[NOTE: If South Africa bat first, pick Pretorius. If Australia bat first, pick a specialist batsman in Matthew Wade]
SA vs AUS Dream11 Bowlers
The next best Australian bowlers (after Agar) in the last year have been fast bowlers in Pat Cummins and Kane Richardson. While Cummins has dismissed 11 batsmen in eight T20Is at an average of 17.90, an economy rate of 7.03 and a strike rate of 15.2, Richardson has dismissed 10 batsmen in eight T20Is at an average of 18.90, an economy rate of 6.51 and a strike rate of 17.4.
Much like the first two T20Is, South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi should be a vital facet of your squad. The 23-year old player is their highest wicket-taker in the last six months with 12 wickets at an average of 17.58 and a strike rate of 9.5.
SA vs AUS Dream11 Team
If South Africa bat first
1) Quinton de Kock (c) 2) David Warner (wk) 3) Steve Smith 4) Faf du Plessis 5) Rassie van der Dussen 6) Ashton Agar 7) Dwaine Pretorius 8) Kane Richardson 9) Adam Zampa 10) Pat Cummins 11) Lungi Ngidi
If Australia bat first
1) Quinton de Kock (c) 2) David Warner (wk) 3) Steve Smith 4) Faf du Plessis 5) Rassie van der Dussen 6) Ashton Agar 7) Matthew Wade 8) Kane Richardson 9) Adam Zampa 10) Pat Cummins 11) Lungi Ngidi
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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.