SA Vs ENG Dream11, Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Series win beckons the English side when they step out for the culminating encounter today.
After going down 1-0 in the ongoing test series against South Africa, it looked like England were going to suffer the same woeful fortunes which had rendered them redundant in the longest format of the game in the past 6 months. However, ever since that defeat, the visitors have managed to put their house in order with the series opener being nothing more than water under the bridge now.
Not only have they managed to put under bed the 1-0 deficit but are coming into the culminating tie of the series as outright favourites to seal the series in their favour. It’s not only down to the 2-0 lead they hold in their favour at the moment but rather more so courtesy of the manner in which they have battered the hosts in the series.
The last outing was an epitome of how England have meticulously dismantled South Africa. They sent South Africa back to the pavilion for just 209 and 237, scores which saw them seal a comprehensive innings and 55 run win in their favour.
While England have been clinical, for South Africa meanwhile, this is the last opportunity to restore much lost pride. They have been made a mockery of off late, being outshine in all departments of the game to show the massive work which needs to be done to paper over the cracks in the side.
South Africa have completely lost their way with the bat across the course of the last couple of ties and on a surface where batting will be a travesty, we envision the home side being left in tatters once again. England should go onto wipe the floor with the hosts to seal the series in their favour today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain is going to be in the air for the entirety of the test match with clouds ominously looming over the surface. The prevelant conditions paired with the solid amount of grass set to left on the wicket will be this an extremely jubilant wicket for the quicks, one where the ball will move either way to leave the batsmen flummoxed.
Probable Playing 11
Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Temba Bavuma, Faf Du Plessis (C), Rassie Van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (WK), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorious, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson
Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(WK), Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad
Four Match Test Series
Match: South Africa Vs England Fourth Test Match
Date And Time: 24th January, Friday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Temba Bavuma, Rassie Van der Dussen, Vernon Philander, Anrich Nortje
- Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Ollie Pope, Sam Curran
Top 4 Batting Order
- Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Temba Bavuma, Faf Du Plessis
- Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Pieter Malan, Rassie Van der Dussen
- Dom Sibley, Joe Denly
Long Spell Bowlers
- Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson
- Sam Curran, Mark Wood
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
All across the length of the series, only Quinton de Kock has managed to provide much need solace to an otherwise harsh showing by his side. He scored 63 runs in the first innings of the last encounter yet another knock which showed why he’s the mainstay of his side’s batting order to see us move in for him.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Batsmen
Rassie van der Dussen didn’t endure the most fruitful of outings the last time around, but he’s come up with several knocks which allude to why he’s considered a specialist of the longest format. He’s someone who can keep hs intent in check and hold fort from one end, a pivotal name for his side for the upcoming tie.
Meanwhile from the English side we are moving in with an entire trio of picks for the encounter. We begin with captain Joe Root, someone for whom this has been a series of salvation, one where he’s shown his calibre with enigmatic showings.
Opener Dom Sibley scored 36 runs the last time around to see him join up his captain along with Ollie Pope who remained unbeaten on a gargantuan 135 runs for his unit in the third clash.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 All-Rounders
His 100 runs plus the one wicket to go with them see us make Ben Stokes the first player t be enshrined in our Dream 11 side in this docket. All-rounder Sam Curran is also being roped in after he scored 44 runs in the same fixture along with snaring the one wicket in his kitty as well.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Bowling Order
While the four wickets for Stuart Broad the last time around were more than enough to see him come in, a wicket where the ball will ominously deviate to leave the bats flummoxed, the quick becomes a must have pick for the day. He have Mark Wood coming in as well after he took three wickets in the same match for his side.
Elsewhere, from South Africa we’ll be beginning with Anrich Nortje. With Rabada banned for the match, Nortje will be handed over an escalated role where he’ll be handed over the new ball in a bid to spearhead his side’s bowling unit and make headway with early wickets.
The five wickets and 71 runs for Keshav Maharaj meanwhile make him the last player to be instilled in our framework for the contest.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
We are making Stokes our captain while QD Kock is our 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.