AUS vs SA Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Picks for Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test

Updated on: Jan 2, 2023 11:59 am IST

  • AUS vs SA Dream11 Team

    AUS vs SA Dream11 Team: Australia managed to win the second Test match against South Africa by an innings and 182 runs as they sealed the three-match Test series in their favour by taking an unassailable lead of 2-0. The Aussie team will now be eyeing to register a massive Test series whitewash when they will be meeting South Africa in the third and final Test match starting from 4 January, 2023 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. On the other hand, it will be really important for the visiting South African team to make a strong comeback and register a consolation victory.

    AUS vs SA Dream11 Team Fantasy Picks

    1. Marnus Labuschagne

    Australia’s newly found dependable Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne will definitely be a strong fantasy cricket pick in the AUS vs SA 3rd Test. The right-handed batter has scored as many as 3 centuries out of his last 5 Test matches. Labuschagne has composed a total of more than 3000 runs from 32 Test matches at a brilliant average of close to 60. He has also smashed as many as 13 half-centuries and 10 hundreds. The Australian batsman also notched up a remarkable double hundred in the recent Test match against West Indies.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    32 3071 59.06 13/10 14, 5* & 11, 163 & 31*, 104*, 204, 32, 104, 13, 0, 36

    2. Kagiso Rabada

    South Africa’s pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has bowled really well during the last two Test matches in Australia. He picked up four-wicket hauls in each of the innings of the opening Test match and has been taking wickets at regular intervals in the longest format of the game. Rabada has claimed a total of 267 wickets from as many as 57 Test matches at an average of less than 23. The right-arm Proteas speedster has claimed a total of 12 five-wicket hauls and 14 four-wicket hauls. More importantly, with his rocketing bowling speed and consistent lengths, he will once again be dangerous to counter for the Aussie batters in the 3rd Test.

    Matches Wickets Average Strike-rate Recent Form
    57 267 22.49 39.88 2/144, 4/13 & 4/76, 1/57 & 4/87, 2/110, 2/27 & 5/52, 3/46 & 5/60

    3. Steve Smith

    For Australia, Steve Smith once again looked in a fine touch during the second Test match against South Africa. He smacked an impressive knock of 85 runs that included 9 fours and 1 six while stitching a beautiful partnership of 249 runs alongside David Warner for the third wicket. Smith has notched up more than 8500 runs from a total of 91 Test matches at a stunning average of more than 60. He has scored as many as 37 fifties and 29 centuries in Test cricket so far. Earlier during the recently concluded Test series against West Indies at home, he also composed a sensational double hundred in the first Test match.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    91 8543 60.59 37/29 85, 6 & 36, 0 & 35, 20*, 200*, 0, 145*, 6, 59, 17

    4. Temba Bavuma

    Temba Bavuma has been one of the few South African batsmen who has looked comfortable while tackling the Aussie bowling attack in these bowling friendly conditions. He got impressive starts in each of the innings of the opening Test match in Brisbane. Bavuma contributed with an excellent innings of 65 runs that consisted of as many as 6 boundaries in the second innings of the 2nd Test match against Australia. He has now scored more than 2700 runs while having played a total of 53 Test matches that includes 20 half-centuries and 1 hundred.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    53 2745 34.31 20/1 1 & 65, 29 & 38, 30 & 67, 93 & 4

    5. Travis Head 

    Australia’s Travis Head has been really consistent during the last few Test matches and has delivered in some pressure situations as well. He smashed an aggressive half-century in the second Test match against South Africa. On a really difficult batting wicket at The Gabba, Head scored 92 runs off 96 balls in the first Test match. He has mustered 2056 runs from 32 Test matches at an average of nearly 45. The southpaw Aussie batter has composed a total of 11 fifties and 5 centuries in the longer format of the game.

    Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
    32 2056 44.7 11/5 51, 92 & 0, 38* & 175, 99

    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 Australia won by 6 wickets
    26 – 30 December, 2022 2nd Test Australia vs South Africa 5 AM IST Melbourne Australia won by an innings and  182 runs
    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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