SA Vs ENG Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: New Pivotal encounter for either side with the series precariously poised at 1-1.
The four match test series between South Africa and England resumes action this Thursday with the third encounter of the series set to get underway today. And with both the sides showing their mettle in the series till now, we are set to be in for a riveting clash, one which regales us in an edge of the seat thriller.
For the visitors, their win the last time around was a pivotal one owing to a slew of factors. Not only did it help them restore parity in the series, but also served as a massive shot in the arm to their waning time in the test cricket arena after enduring dejecting results against Australia and South Africa in the series opener.
What will also buoy the English side ahead of today’s upcoming encounter is the manner in which the win came about in. The 189 run win was as comprehensive as they come, an emphatic display with both the bat and ball, one they’ll be looking to emanate come today’s encounter as well.
Elsewhere for South Arica, the result was a calamitous one with the side massively collapsing with the bat. It once again shed light on the team’s wavering form in the cricketing arena, showing that they have done little else than paper over the cracks, something they’ll be looking to address in this tie.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
This is going to be a surface to favour the bowlers with the pacers thriving immensely on day one, something which will lead the side winning the toss opting to step out and field first on the day. This is a track where scoring runs will be a dreary task with us likely to be in for a low scoring tie.
Probable Playing 11
- James Anderson and Jack Leach are both unavailable for England with the duo having returned home from the series.
Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (WK), Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad
Four Match Test Series
Match: South Africa Vs England Third Test Match
Date And Time: 15th January, Thursday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Pieter Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Vernon Philander, Anrich Nortje
- Joe Denly, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran
Top 4 Batting Order
- Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis
- Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen
- Dominic Sibley, Joe Root
Long Spell Bowlers
- Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje
- Sam Curran, Mark Wood
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
He came up with 50 runs in the second innings of the previous encounter but what was more pleasing to the eye was the tenacity Quinton de Kock showed in the knock. He managed to stick himself in the middle for 107, sticking it out through a sticky period to see us make the South African wicket-keeper our pick for the day.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Batsmen
He’s paired up by Rassie van der-Dussen who got 68 runs in the same encounter, showing reslliance, fight and character to exult why he’s truly a test cricket specialist. He’s been the talisman of his side’s batting order, a player who is capable of holding fort for his side and keeping his intent in check to make him our first pick for the contest.
Elsewhere, with 35 and 61 runs in the bygone encounter, regaining much yearned for lost touch to make England’s captain Joe Root our first pick for the upcoming outing. With a 100 to his name, opener Dominic Sibley is brought in as well by us to complete our one-two of picks from the visiting unit for this forthcoming clash.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 All-Rounders
He scored 47 and 72 runs in the previous encounter to see us begin this ambit of our Dream 11 side with Ben Stokes from England, a side which will find representation in the identity of a trivalent. He’s followed up by Sam Curran, not only owing to the three wickets he took in the same match but the elevated role he’s going to be handed over by England today in James Anderson’s absence.
The 69 runs were always going to be enough to see us bring in Joe Denly from England but the player came up with two wickets as well in the affair to see him wrap up our picks from the visiting unit. Elsewhere, with the two wickets and staying unbeaten on 17 runs in the last encounter we were making Vernon Philander our singular pick from the home setup.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Bowling Order
Kagiso Rabada had to endure a torrid time for his 5 wickets the last time around about this is a wicket which is going to massively play in favour of the pacers. And given England’s plight infront of the new ball, we envision Rabada heralding his way a slew of wickets to see us make the South African spinner our pick for this one.
He’s paired up with Anrich Nortje after he took five wickets the last time around while from England we are wrapping up our set of picks with quick Stuart Broad for the day.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sibley will captain our side for the encounter while Stokes 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.