AUS vs SA Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Picks for Australia vs South Africa 1st Test

Updated on: Dec 15, 2022 4:56 pm IST

  • AUS vs SA Dream11 Team

    AUS vs SA Dream11 Team: Australia are all set to host an exciting three-match Test series against South Africa and the opening Test match is scheduled to begin from 17 December, 2022 at The Gabba in Brisbane. The Australian team recently registered a brilliant 2-0 Test series whitewash against West Indies at home. On the other hand, South Africa have a brilliant record in Test cricket while playing in Aussie conditions and they need to win this three-match Test series in order to secure a place in the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final. A lot of star players will be seen in action during this upcoming AUS vs SA 2022 Test series.

    AUS vs SA Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

    1. Marnus Labuschagne

    Australia’s middle-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne batted amazingly well during the last two Test matches at home against West Indies recently. The right-hander smacked an incredible double-century in the first innings of the opening Test against West Indies and also followed it with a fine hundred in the second innings. He also composed a beautiful century in the second Test against the Windies team. In his short Test career so far, Labuschagne has scored more than 3000 runs from just 30 matches at an average of over 60.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    30 3041 60.82 13/10 163 & 31*, 104*, 204, 32, 104, 13, 0, 36

    2. Dean Elgar

    South Africa captain Dean Elgar has already delivered many crucial match-winning performances so far in his Test career. The Proteas skipper has smashed close to 5000 Test runs from as many as 79 games at an average of over 38. Elgar has composed as many as 22 half-centuries and 13 hundreds in the longest format of the game. He batted really well during the last Test series at home against India and will once again be a key player for the visitors in this Australia vs South Africa Test series.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    79 4971 38.53 22/13 36 & 1, 11 & 12, 47, 26 & 70

    3. Steve Smith

    For Australia, Steve Smith has enjoyed some impressive form with the bat post the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 both in ODIs and Test cricket. He notched up a remarkable double-hundred in the first Test match against West Indies at home recently. Smith has scored an impressive total of 8416 runs from as many as 89 Test matches at an average of more than 60. The former Aussie skipper has also compiled a total of 36 fifties and 29 centuries in Test cricket. He has also smashed as many as 4 double-centuries in his Test career so far.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    89 8416 60.99 36/29 0 & 35, 20*, 200*, 0, 145*, 6, 59, 17

    4. Kagiso Rabada

    South Africa’s pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has definitely been a key wicket-taker for his side across the three formats of the game. His lethal pace and the ability to hit an incredible bowling speed of around 150 kmph on consistent basis will be really helpful for the visiting South African side in Aussie conditions. Rabada has picked up as many as 257 wickets from 55 Test matches at an average of 22.46. The right-arm Proteas speedster has claimed a total of 12 five-wicket hauls and 12 four-wicket hauls.

    Matches Wickets Average Strike-rate Recent Form
    55 257 22.46 40.28 1/57 & 4/87, 2/110, 2/27 & 5/52, 3/46 & 5/60

    5. Pat Cummins

    Australian captain Pat Cummins has picked up wickets on regular basis and has been one of the best bowlers for his side in the longer format of the game during the last couple of years. Cummins has taken a total of 202 wickets from as many as 44 Test matches at a brilliant average of less than 22. The Aussie fast bowler has picked up 7 five-wicket hauls and 13 four-wicket hauls. He also bowled well during the first Test match against West Indies and in the last home Test series against India.

    Matches Wickets Average Strike-rate Recent Form
    44 202 21.51 47.17 3/34, 1/95, 1/25, 5/56, 3/23, 1/39

    Australia vs South Africa Schedule

    Date Format Matches Time Venue Result
    17 – 21 December, 2022 1st Test Australia vs South Africa 5:50 AM IST Brisbane  
    26 – 30 December, 2022 2nd Test Australia vs South Africa 5 AM IST Melbourne  
    4 – 8 January, 2023 3rd Test Australia vs South Africa 5 AM IST Sydney  
    12 January, 2023 1st ODI Australia vs South Africa 8 AM IST Hobart  
    14 January, 2023 2nd ODI Australia vs South Africa 7:10 AM IST Sydney  
    17 January, 2023 3rd ODI Australia vs South Africa 10:10 AM IST Perth  

     

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