USSA vs SA-EP Dream11 Team: USSA look to keep their chances alive in the Emerging Player’s Tournament against fellow compatriots in SA-EP.
They entered the CSA Emerging Triangular Series as the lowliest ranked side and the way the tournament has traversed for them, the side have only justified the weakness in their squad. Losing both of their encounters, the University Sports South Africa unit finds itself struggling in the dearth of the league standings as they take on South Africa Emerging Players today.
If the previous encounter between the two teams is anything to go by, expect this one to be another one-sided encounter. USSA gave away 331 runs on that day, squandering runs at will with their callous batting unit being pulmerised by an extremely effective SA-EP exuberant batting line-up.
While this match is an opportunity for USSA to keep their chances alive in the series, for SA-EP the ramifications are a much pleasant one. They can seal their berth in the final of the tournament with a second win over their fellow home side with a win today and head into the encounter as clear favourites.
USSA vs SA-EP Dream11 Team
Wicket-Keeper for USSA vs SA-EP Dream11
Tony de Zorzi from SA-EP becomes our man behind the wickets for this one given the acumen he’s shown in his stint while batting and both with the gloves.
Batsmen for USSA vs SA-EP Dream11
His 102 in the opening match of the tournament became a major reason for his side piling on the runs against USSA and crossing the symbolic 300 run mark and Raynard Van Tonder becomes our first pick in a facet which is heavily dominated by SA-EP.
With 1,736 runs to his name in 40 innings in SA’s domestic circuit, Janneman Malan is our second pick from the side while with a consistent 653 runs in 24 domestic matches in the past year, Matthew Breetkze completes the trio of batters from SA-EP.
All-rounder for USSA vs SA-EP Dream11
One of the best all-rounders across the three squads, Jason Smith enters our Dream 11 side without any further deliberations. One of the finest performer, he’s perfectly encapsulated his abilities with the bat and ball, becoming one of the most dependable reasons for his side’s unprecedented success in recent time.
We have compensated our picks from USSA over here with their players featuring in our side for the first time in this segment. The leading run-scorer of the tournament up till now, Delano Potgieter becomes the first player from USSA to make an advent into our Dream 11 side for the day.
The batsman has emerged as his side’s mainstay in the batting unit with the 145 runs in 2 innings and we see him enjoying a fruitful stay at the crease today as well. Partnering up with him is Ruan de Swardt.
Bowlers for USSA vs SA-EP Dream11
Luke Philander and Thando Ntini have both been among the wickets for USSA and both have been picked up by us. With the four wickets in two matches, two each against SA-EP and SE-EP, we see Ntini emerging as a major source of concern for SA-EP on the day.
Given the flummoxed and inclement nature of SA-EP’s batting order, picking up the two man partnership of Beyers Swanepoel and Kylie Simmonds is an extremely safe bet.