SA Vs ENG Dream11 : New Colossal series for either side gets underway today as they look to make massive strides in the ICC Test Championship.
When South Africa and England step out to the middle to immerse themselves in a hectic, gruelling, tedious and vigorous four match test series, for either side, the ramifications from the encounter are gargantuan. Both the units have been floundering and languishing in the longest format of the game in 2019 with their agonising displays seeing them failing to make headway in the ICC World Test Championship.
Defeated by Australia in the Ashes series, England’s qualms continued in red ball cricket with the side being 1-0 by New Zealand in their bygone outing in the cricketing fraternity. The side ended up drawing the second match but it wasn’t enough to restore parity after being routed in the series opener, a showing they’ll be looking to overhaul come this impending series against South Africa.
Elsewhere, for South Africa, 2019 has been a tottering and wobbling time in the arena with the side failing to stamp their authority across any format. Ther foregone sortie in the test format came against India, one where the side made for horrid viewing with their lacklustre displays seeing them being thumped and trounced by the Indians with the side failing to register a single win across the series.
For both the sides, the agenda for this series is clear. They’ll be looking to not only rejuvenate their horrendous time in the truest format of cricket but also finally make some inroads in the ICC Test Championship as they look to cut down the deficit at the top and curtail the peril which has shrouded both these sides.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Traditionally a fast bowling surface, the amount of grass left on the track ahead of the encounter clearly emotes to what we are going to be in for in the encounter. The quicks will flourish on this wicket, one where the team winning the toss will be looking to field first and utilise these conditions to their advantage.
Probable Playing 11
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius
Four Match Test Series
Match: South Africa Vs England First Test Match
Date And Time: 26th December, Thursday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Rory Burns, Joe Root, Sam Curran, Jack Leach
- Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root
- Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Rory Burns, Joe Denly
- Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen
Long Spell Bowlers
- Sam Curran, Stuart Broad
- Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We have decided to indulge in the services of Jos Buttler from the English unit in this slot of our Dream 11 side. At a time when his side were down in the first test match against New Zealand, the player managed to show grit and guile to pull off some crucial runs in the lower middle-order, application and technique which makes him our pick for the day.
South Africa’s wicket-keeper, Quinton de Kock is also brought in by us after the fortitude, fight and character he showed for his side in India.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Batsmen
At a time when the English unit has been flayed and frayed in the test cricket arena, Rory Burns has emerged as a beacon of light for the side. Brought in as part of an overhaul by the side, the opener has come in and stamped his credentials, something which was alluded to the last time around as he scored 101 runs for his side.
And someone who flourished alongside him in the same encounter was captain Joe Root with an incredible knock of 226 as the two stitched together a crucial partnership of 174 for the second wicket to bat New Zealand out of the encounter. Elsewhere, South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis is being brought in by us from the home side, a player who has a pulsating ability to fabricate a slew of runs and act as the safeguard of his side’s batting order.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 All-Rounders
Across the course of this year, Sam Curran has emerged as a player who has fully reposed the faith earmarked in him by his side. The player has emerged as a true all-rounder across all formats of the game, a name who has spruced by England’s side with his quirky and radiant displays rebuffing his side in both the dockets of the game.
With three wickets in the last encounter against New Zealand, he’s been brought into our side while from South Africa we are moving in with Vernon Philander, someone who is playing in his culminating test match series before he retires from the game.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Bowling Order
Given the nature of this track, a wicket conducive for the pacer bowlers, we have brought in the two quicks concurrently from either side. We begin with England’s pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad with Broad returning with four wickets in his last outing as he ripped into New Zealand’s batting unit.
From South Africa meanwhile we are getting in a deadly partnership, one on whom a massive onus will lie for the side of guiding their side to a win in this tie. In Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, the side have two names who are capable of making the ball frisk and misbehave and ominously lure the batsmen into a tiff.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Curran is going to captain our side for the encounter while Broad 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.