SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction
Hosts South Africa will take on England in the 2nd match of ongoing test series in hope of getting another 30 points in the World Test Championship and also to take an undefeatable 2-0 lead in the series. England, on the other hand would, want to leave behind their recent test match struggles and get a win to stay alive in the series and also to add 30 points to their World Test Championship Tally.
South Africa will give a debut to Pieter Malan who will replace injured Aiden Markram. England are also in some selection dilemma to add a spinner or not in their 11, and if they include one then, who will be left out?
All in all, one more mouth-watering test match is in the offering.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Pitch of Newlands is good for batting on initial days but, gets worse day by day with an average score of mere 157 runs in the 4th innings. Toss will have huge importance here as the winning captain would definitely look to bat first on this track.
Probable Playing 11
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Jack Leach, Jofra Archer/Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.
Four Match Test Series
Match: South Africa Vs England Second Test Match
Date And Time: 3rd January, Friday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Rory Burns, Joe Root, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer
- Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Quionton de Kock, Vernon Philander
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root
- Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis
Test Cricket Specialist Batsmen
- Rory Burns, Joe Root and Joe Denly
- Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis
Long Spell Bowlers
- Sam Curran, Stuart Broad
- Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock comes straight into the side as he proved in the last game too that he can be a very lethal option even on the wickets that give assist to seam bowlers. Newlands is Quinton’s home ground and he would definitely like to play a brilliant knock on this surface.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Batsmen
Rory Burns is the find for England in the test matches when every English batsman were failing, Rory was shining and he will surely be in the squad. After scoring a gritty 100 in New Zealand, Joe Root proved that he is one of the best test batsmen and he also features in our list.
Faf du Plessis’s record at Newlands is quite good and he also showed some glimpses in the last game so he can be certainly on the track. Debutant Pieter Malan also makes the cut as he has been performing in so well in domestic cricket and after so much of waiting he is finally making his debut, will want to make it count.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 All-Rounders
Sam Curran has proved himself as the best all-rounder for England in the longest format of the game. Sam has been consistent with both bat and bowl and would definitely make the cut. Ben Stokes had a remarkable 2019 and who can forget his heroics in the Ashes. Stokes is a runaway match winner.
Vernon Philander is playing his last series but he showed in the last game that he still hasn’t forgotten how to swing the ball. In South African conditions, Vernon is one of the best new-ball bowlers and would certainly make the most out of red cheery again.
SA Vs ENG Dream11 Bowling Order
From England, Jofra Archer will make into the team as he adjusted quite brilliantly with the red Kookaburra in the last game and took a fifer. His bouncers are accurate and can certainly take lot a of wickets again.
From South Africa, the deadly pace combo and Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje makes into the team. Rabada was hitting the right lengths in the last game too and would certainly like to take a fifer this time around. Anrich Nortje was spitting fire at the SuperSport Park, his ability to bowl long-spells with brilliant speed make him a perfect test bowler.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Quinton de Kock would be our captain as Newlands is his home ground and he is in good form whereas Sam Curran will be the vice-captain of our team.
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.