SA vs AUS 1st Test Match Prediction-Fantasy Team News
Updated on: Mar 1, 2018 11:24 am IST
South Africa vs Australia 1st Test Dream 11 Fantasy Team Predictions
Australia Tour of South Africa, 2018
Australia will play 4 test matches in South Africa from February 22 to April 03.
Tournament- Australia tour of South Africa 2018
Stadium- Kingsmead, Durban
Date and time- March 01- March 05; 10:00 AM Local; 01:30 PM IST
After winning the 3-day warm-up match against South Africa A, Australia is set to face the real challenge. The first match of the 4 test match series begins tomorrow morning at Kingsmead, Durban. Both the teams have named their squad ahead of the match and are ready to face each other. Australia has not lost a Test series on South African soil since 1992. Moreover, both the sides have won a test series recently on their soil and it will be interesting to watch South Africa attempting to beat Australia in front of their home crowd.
South Africa is planning to slow things when they host Australia as they are probably not used to slow pitches. This might help SA counter Australia’s sheer pace attack and indeed beat them.
Avg 1st inn score-299
Avg 2nd inn score-266
Avg 3rd inn score-261
Avg 4th inn score-198
Highest Total-658/9 (166.2 Ov) by RSA vs WI
Lowest Total-66/10 (34.1 Ov) by Ind vs RSA
Highest Chased-340/5 (104.5 Ov) by RSA vs Aus
Lowest Defended-166/10 (79.3 Ov) by NZ vs RSA
SA Team News:
- Africa has named a squad for their 1st and 2nd test match
- SA is expecting a full strength team in first test match with the return of AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, and Vernon Philander
- However, these players are still risky
- Faf du Plessis is expected to lead the team
- Temba Bavuma is still injured and will not play this match
- Theunis de Bruyn may get to play this match as SA is planning to play with an extra batsman
- There are no more changes
Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel, Willem Mulder, Kagiso Rabada
SA Probable Playing 11:
Faf du Plessis (c), Dean Elgar, AB de Villiers, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel
AUS Team News:
- Skipper Steven Smith will take the charge
- The skipper has named an unchanged playing 11 that thrashed England by an inning at SCG
Steven Smith(c), Jhye Richardson, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Lyon, Jon Holland, Chadd Sayers
AUS Probable Playing 11:
Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
They were in good touch with bat against IND
Maharaj will be of great importance on slow pitches
Rabada was amongst the most successful bowlers in test series against IND
These three constitute Australia’s sheer pace attack
Smith has an average of 130+ and has scored 687 runs in last 7 innings
Please note: The SA vs AUS match preview we are providing here is based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own playing 11 from the squad listed above.
India Fantasy Tip: As this is the first match of the series, it is a bit difficult to predict the match. Moreover, we will suggest you to pick an equal number of players from both the squad.
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