SA Vs ENG Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: The two sides square off in the shortest format with the three match T20 series beginning today.
After immersing us in riveting encounter across the test and one day formats, South Africa and England now veer up to take on each other in T20 cricket. A long, arduous and rigours two months of cricket for both the sides culminates starting today with the two sides fighting it out against each other for the last time in a three match T20 series.
And if the ODI series was anything to go by, we are going to be in for a humdinger of a contest come today. The foregone series ended level at 1-1 with the visitors hitting back in the closing tie as they chased down the 257 run target laid down infront of them with two wickets to spare as they clutched onto straws to restore parity in the series.
While England were left jubilant after the series levelling win, the hosts were left in angst. They have failed to win either the test or ODI series, failing to make the most of akin home conditions or a rampant backing by their ardent supporters, something they’ll be looking to cater out come the T20 series.
Come the T20 format, we see South Africa coming out with a win in the series opener. Their bowling unit should swing this tie their way with the side being capable of sending down a restrictive brand of line and length and picking up wickets at crucial junctures.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A wicket where the new ball will misbehave in the hands of the quicks early on, this is a track where the side winning the toss will be opting to field first. The wicket is quick to settle down to allow creaming the ball to the fence with ease as the match runs down its course with atleast 160 needed to make for a stiff challenge.
Probable Playing 11
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (C, WK), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
Three Match T20 Series
Match: South Africa Vs England First T20
Date And Time: 12th February, Wednesday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Buffalo Park, East London
Telecast: Sony Six/HD
- Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks
- Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan
Top 4 Batting Order
- Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen
- Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan
- Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen
- Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan
Death Overs Bowlers
- Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi
- Sam Curran, Chris Jordan
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
South Africa’s most dependable and flawless bat over the last 6 months now, ever since Quinton de Kock has taken over as South Africa’s captain, he’s stepped up his game as well. The opener came up with 69 runs in the last ODI, numbers which pay testament to this narrative.
Elsewhere, with 43 runs in the same fixture, we are getting in Jonny Bairstow from England after he was part of a 61 run stand for the opening stand for the English unit.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Batsmen
We have a duo being hammered down into our Dream 11 contingent from England with both captain Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan being nailed down. This is an expansive partnership, one which features two titillating bats more than adept at opening their arms and amassing a bagful of runs for their side.
Elsewhere, the 29 runs the last time around see us move in for Temba Bavuma from South Africa along with Reeza Hendricks who has an incredible 280 runs in his last 8 T20 fixtures, as we opt for a reminiscent one-two of picks from the land of the home side. Rassie van der Dussen has come up with 185 runs for the side in the same period to see him complete our trio of picks from the side for the day.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 All-Rounders
Just the one name for us over here with us opting for Ben Stokes who has manifested in his artillery the ability to come up with crucial displays with both the bat and ball for his unit.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Bowling Order
After taking three wickets in the closing ODI between these two units, Adil Rashid from England becomes the first name to be enshrined in our docket for this fixture. Elsewhere from the home setup we are moving in for Beuran Hendricks after he left England in distress in the same encounter with three wickets along with spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Dawid will captain our side for the contest while Quinton is the vice-captain.
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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.