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SA vs ENG Dream11 Match Prediction | 1st Test | Team News

South Africa vs England Match Preview:

SA vs ENG Dream11: South Africa will face England in the first Test match at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, starting on Thursday. Both sides currently are going through a transition period and this series will play an important role for both teams in laying out the plans for the future. With a number of players suffering from illness, England have only limited resources now to tackle the Proteas threat. South African roster, on the other hand, features as many as seven uncapped players which will mark the beginning of a new era for the Proteas cricket. However, both teams would be eager to strike the first blow by winning the first test to set the tone for the whole series.

Match Details:

England Tour of South Africa 2019 – 1st Test Match
Date: Thursday, 26th December 2019
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Time: 1:30 PM IST

Head to Head (last 5 games):

South Africa: 2
England: 3
Draw: 0

SA vs ENG Dream11 Team News

South Africa:

Injury Update: Temba Bavuma is out with hip-strain.

  • Faf du Plessis will lead the side in the series.
  • Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar will open the innings.
  • Zubayr Hamza could get a go at the number 3 with Rassie van der Dussen could make his debut for the proteas to bat at number 4.
  • Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock will complete the South African batting line-up.
  • Dwaine Pretorius could also make his debut in this game.
  • Kagiso Rabada, Vernon, Philander, and Keshav Maharaj would complete the South African bowling attack.

SA Playing 11- (Expected)

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis(C), Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock(WK), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje/ Dane Paterson.


Injury/Illness Update: The quartet of Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, and Chris Woakes is suffering from flu. However, they still could feature in the game. The last call would be taken at the toss time.

  • Joe Root will lead the English side.
  • Rory Burns and Dom Sibley will open the innings.
  • Joe Denly will play at number 3 with the captain to follow.
  • Ben Stokes has returned to the practice and he could feature in the playing 11 after he went home due to his father's medical condition.
  • Jos Butler will take the gloves duty behind the stumps.
  • Senior bowler James Anderson has returned to English squad.

ENG Playing 11- (Expected)

Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(C), Ben Stokes/Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(WK), Sam Curran/Leach, Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Jofra Archer.

SA vs ENG Dream11 Squads

South Africa Squad

Faf du Plessis (C), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson, and Kagiso Rabada.

England Squad

Joe Root (C), Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Matthew Parkinson, Craig Overton, Dom Bess, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, Mark Wood, and Jack Leach.

ENG vs SA Dream11 Tips and Predictions:

Fantasy picks from South Africa:

  • Dean Elgar – 3644 runs in 59 test matches- 38.77 average
  • Faf du Plessis – 3750 runs in 61 test matches – 41.67 average
  • Vernon Philander – 1619 runs and 216 wickets in 60 test matches.
  • Kagiso Rabada – 183 wickets in 40 tests – 22.5 average

Fantasy picks from England

  • Joe Root – 7282 runs in 88 test matches – 48.23 average
  • Rory Burns – 886 runs in 14 test matches – 32.81 average
  • Ben Stokes – 3738 runs and 137 wickets in 59 test matches
  • James Anderson – 575 wickets in 149 test matches – 26.94 average

ENG vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Team:

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