ENG vs SA Dream11 Prediction 1st Test Live Score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, England vs South Africa Dream11 Team for Today’s Match

Updated on: Aug 16, 2022 9:43 pm IST

ENG vs SA Dream11

ENG vs SA Dream11 Prediction: England is all set to host South Africa for a three-match Test series and the opening game is scheduled to begin from 17 August, 2022 (Wednesday) at the Lord’s in London. Hosts England have been in an amazing form during the recent while in the longest format of the game as they registered four consecutive Test victories at home with their brand new “Bazzball” version of cricket. On the other hand, South Africa also registered an excellent 2-0 Test series win over Bangladesh at home.

ENG vs SA Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

Fixture Name: 1st Test, England vs South Africa

Competition: England vs South Africa Test

Date: 17 August, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Ground: Lord’s, London

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England vs South Africa Pitch Report

The pitch and the conditions at the Lord’s are expected to offer enough help for the batters and bowlers throughout the entire match. There will be good amount of bounce available on the wicket that will surely help the fast bowlers as Lord’s normally offers a swinging track and things will be favourable for the bowlers to a great extent with rain expected to play an important role. Therefore, picking more of batters and bowlers in your respective dream fantasy teams will be a good option.

Team Form Guide:

ENG (recent last): W W W W L
SA (recent last): W W W L W


ENG Playing 11

Alex Lees
Zak Crawley
Ollie Pope
Joe Root
Ben Stokes (C)
Jonny Bairstow
Ben Foakes (wk)
Jack Leach
Stuart Broad
Matty Potts
James Anderson

  • Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton and Harry Brook have been omitted from the England playing 11.
  • Ben Stokes will be the captain.
  • Ben Foakes will don the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • They will once again depend a lot upon the likes of Zak Crawley, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes to deliver amazingly well with the bat.
  • The likes of Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jack Leach and Matty Potts will be their crucial clogs in the bowling contingent.

Joe Root Stats in Test

For England, Joe Root has been in a sensational form off late in the longest format of the game. Joe Root notched up a match-winning century in the previous Test victory over India.

Matches Runs 50/100 Average Recent Form
121 10458 54/28 50.77 142*, 31, 86*, 5, 3, 176, 115, 11


Jonny Bairstow Stats in Test

England’s in-form Jonny Bairstow performed stunningly well during the previous Test matches against India and New Zealand. Jonny Bairstow has notched up three consecutive hundreds in the last three home Tests.

Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
87 5415 37.34 23/12  114*, 106, 71*, 162, 136, 8


SA Playing 11

Dean Elgar
Sarel Erwee
Keegan Petersen
Aiden Markram
Rassie van der Dussen
Kyle Verreynne
Marco Jansen
Keshav Maharaj
Kagiso Rabada/Lutho Sipamla
Lungi Ngidi
Anrich Nortje

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  • Duanne Olivier will not be available for this Test due to right hip flexor muscle tear.
  • Kagiso Rabada is also doubtful to be part of the playing 11.
  • Dean Elgar will captain the side.
  • Kyle Verreynne will be the wicket-keeper.
  • The likes of Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram will once again be expected to take up the responsibility in the batting department.
  • The trio of Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada will be their important wicket-taking bowlers.

Dean Elgar Stats in Test

South Africa captain Dean Elgar will once again be expected to lead his side from the front. Dean Elgar has composed more than 4800 Test runs that includes as many as 22 fifties and 13 hundreds.

Matches Runs Average 50/100 Recent Form
76 4864 39.23 22/13 39 & 4, 70 & 26, 67 & 64, 4, 20


Rassie van der Dussen Stats in Test

For South Africa, Rassie van der Dussen has delivered some crucial performances in the middle-order over the last few months. Rassie van der Dussen has already notched up a total of 6 Test half-centuries so far.

Matches Runs Average 50s Recent Form
15 824 32.96 6 75 & 13, 4, 10, 26, 0


Who will win England vs South Africa today match?

  • England have witnessed as many as 4 victories and only one Test loss in the recent while.
  • South Africa have managed to win 4 out of their last 5 Test matches so far.
  • In the most recent meeting between these two teams, England defeated South Africa by 191 runs.

According to the England vs South Africa today match prediction, England are the favourites to win this match.

ENG vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Jonny Bairstow
BATTERS: Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Rassie van der Dussen
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ben Stokes, Joe Root
BOWLERS: James Anderson, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen

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ENG vs SA Dream11 Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Joe Root, Dean Elgar.

For Grand League: Jonny Bairstow, Keegan Petersen.

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