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IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Match Prediction | 1st Unofficial Test, Team News, Playing 11

IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Match Prediction | 1st Unofficial Test | India A vs South Africa A Match Preview

Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, September 09th at 09:30 AM IST

After a dominating display in the one-day series, India A is all set to take on the South African A side in the two unofficial Test series which starts from 9th of September at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

This would be the same venue which was used for the One-Day series, whereas, the second and final match of the series will be played at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground in Mysore.

The India A side has announced two different squads for the two fixtures. Youngster Shubman Gill will be leading the troops in the first match, whereas, Wriddhimann Saha will be captaining the side in the second match.

Also Read: IND vs SA 2019-20: Schedule and Squads in detail

Pitch report

Despite of continuous rains, the track used in the One-day series saw the batsmen scoring runs freely. Same could be expected in this game.

IN-A vs SA-A Team News

South Africa A Team News

  • The visitors have named a 14-man squad for this fixture led by Aiden Markram.
  • Pacers Marco Jensen and Lungi Ngidi have been added to the squad as they have been named as a replacement for Anrich Nortje and B Hendricks who will be playing for the national side in the upcoming T20I series against India.
  • Theunis de Bruyn will be replacing Temba Bavuma in the squad as the latter has been picked for the T20I series against India.
  • Pieter Malan, Aiden Markram and Zubayr Hamza are expected to be the top three batsmen for the visitors followed by Khaya Zondo.
  • The likes of M Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla and Dane Piedt will be the bowlers to watch out.

India A Team News

  • The homes side has announced two different squads for the two 4-day games.
  • Shubman Gill will lead in the first game, whereas, Wriddhiman Saha will captain the side in the second game.
  • Vijay Shankar who was ruled out of a thumb injury in the one-day series has been named for the first game.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill are expected to open the innings for the hosts. Ankit Bawne will follow in next.
  • Krishnappa Gowtham will be the premier all-rounder, whereas Shardul Thakur and Shahbaz Nadeem will lead the bowling unit.

IN-A vs SA-A Squads

IN-A Squad

Shubman Gill (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Shivam Dube, Tushar Deshpande, Ankeet Bawne, KS Bharat (wk), Vijay Shankar, K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj

SA-A Squad

Aiden Markram (c), Zubayr Hamza, Lutho Sipamla, Khaya Zondo, Lungi Ngidi, George Linde, Theunis de Bruyn, Dane Piedt, Pieter Malan, Eddie Moore, Senuran Muthusamy, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Wiaan Mulder

IN-A vs SA-A Playing11 (Expected)

India A Playing 11-

Kona Srikar Bharat, Shubman Gill, Ankit Bawne, Rituraj Gaikwad, Ricky Bhui/Anmolpreet Singh, Krishnappa Gowtham, V Shankar/Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Siraj, Tushar Deshpande.

South Africa A Playing 11-

Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Pieter Malan, Khaya Zondo, Wiaan Mulder, George Linde, M Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Dane Piedt, Lutho Sipamla.

IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 Fantasy Team

Fantasy picks from India A-

Skipper Shubman Gill will hold the key in the batting department. However, he did not perform well in the recently concluded one-day series. He averages 74.88  in first-class cricket and scored 1348 runs from just 21 innings.

Kona Srikar Bharat the Andhra's wicket-keeper batsman has scored 3871 runs from 108 first-class innings which includes 20 fifties and 8 centuries.

Maharashtra's Ankit Bawne has a lustrous first-class career as he has scored 6032 runs from 142 innings at a staggering average of 51.55.

From 59 matches, Shardul Thakur has taken 200 first-class wickets with best figures of 6 for 31.

Shahbaz Nadeem the Jharkhand spinner has a vast experience in Indian domestic circuit. He has scalped 416 wickets from 108 matches.

Fantasy picks from South Africa A-

Skipper Aiden Markram is the batting mainstay of this squad. From 102 first-class innings, he has amassed 4217 runs at an average of 43.47.

Lungi Ngidi has played 4 Test matches for the Proteas and gas scalped 15 wickets with best figures of 6 for 39.

Vastly experienced Pieter Malan has is nearing 10,000 first-class runs. He has scored 9813 runs from 234 innings at an average of 45.85.

Wicket-keeper batsman Heinrich Klaasen has amassed 3946 runs from 101 first-class innings which include 16 fifties and 10 centuries.

Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have provided here of IN-A vs SA-A Dream11 is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.

Akshay Singh @Akshay_Cric

An ardent sports enthusiast who likes to write in such a manner so that the readers could relate themselves and feel the passion of the game.