ENG vs SA Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates

Quinton de Kock didn’t bat or keep wicket in both the warm-up matches due to a finger injury and would be back in this game.

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ENG vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Team Today
South Africa’s tour of England will start with the first ODI on Tuesday at the Riverside Ground. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

ENG vs SA Match Preview:

South Africa’s tour of England will start with the first ODI on Tuesday at the Riverside Ground. The English team lost the recently completed ODI series against India and would be expecting a better result from this series. This series would be followed by three T20Is and three Test matches. Adil Rashid, who missed the limited-overs series against India, is available for selection and might find a place in the playing 11.

South Africa would be without the limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma on this tour. He sustained an elbow injury during the T20I series against India last month. Veteran spinner Keshav Maharaj would be captaining the side in the ODI series while David Miller would be at the helm for the T20I series. Kagiso Rabada is also not a part of the squad and will be returning for T20I matches. South Africa played two warm-up matches against England Lions last week. They lost the first game after England Lions chased down the target of 319 runs in just 37.1 overs. Proteas bounced back in the second game and won by 107 runs after posting a total of 360 runs on the board. Quinton de Kock didn’t bat or keep wicket in both these matches due to a finger injury and would be back in this game.

ENG vs SA Match Details:

England vs South Africa, 1st ODI

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Date & Time: 19th July at 5:30 PM IST and 1:00 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony LIV

ENG vs SA, 1st ODI Pitch Report:

In the last 5 ODIs, the average first innings score at the Riverside Ground has been 268 runs. The team winning the toss might look to bowl as chasing is an easy task at this venue. The pitch is expected to provide a decent amount of support to the batters all throughout the match.

Injury News:

(will be added when there is an update)

ENG vs SA, 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs:


Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton/Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley


South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj (c), Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje

Top Picks for ENG vs SA Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Batters

Jason Roy:

He provided a decent start to the team in the third ODI against India despite wickets falling at the other end. He added 54 runs for the third wicket along with Ben Stokes before getting dismissed for 41 runs off 31 deliveries. Among all the teams against whom he has played more than 10 ODIs, his average is worst against South Africa and he would be looking to improve this record in this game.

David Miller:

He has been in great form recently and might be one of the key players for South Africa in the middle order. In the first warm-up game, his unbeaten 36-ball 55-run innings helped South Africa post a total of 318 runs.

Top Picks – All-Rounders

Moeen Ali:

The 35-year-old all-rounder who is on the verge of making a Test comeback has been England’s best all-rounder in limited-overs for a long time. Against India, he was the leading run-scorer for the team in the three-match ODI series. Moeen made 95 runs in 3 games at an average of 31.67.

Dwaine Pretorius:

He could grab only a single wicket in the warm-up game. However, he is likely to play an important role for the team in both the departments all throughout this series. Pretorius has picked 31 wickets in 24 ODIs at an average of 28.54 and an economy of 4.87.

Top Picks – Bowlers

Reece Topley:

He emerged as the find of the series for the English team against India. In 3 ODIs, he managed to pick 9 wickets at an average of 9 and was the leading wicket-taker in the series. The Indian top-order struggled to score runs against him and he would be expected to play a similar role in this game.

Anrich Nortje:

In the absence of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje would be leading the pace attack for South Africa. In the second warm-up game, he picked two of the most important wickets for the team and gave away 63 runs in 8 overs. Nortje has taken 22 wickets in 12 ODIs at an average of 25.77, an economy of 5.51, and a strike rate of 28.

Top Picks – Wicketkeepers

Quinton de Kock:

His ODI record suggests that he likes playing against England. In 12 matches, de Kock has made 718 runs at an average of 65.27 and a strike rate of 96.37. He has made 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries in ODIs against England.

Jos Buttler:

He made 60 runs off 80 deliveries in the third ODI and was the highest scorer for the team. The new-full time captain of the English team would be a key player for the team in this game.

ENG vs SA Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

PlayerCareer ODI Stats
Jos Buttler4214 runs
Quinton de Kock5658 runs
David Miller3503 runs
Moeen Ali2014 runs and 91 wickets
Anrich Nortje22 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ENG vs SA Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:

Jos Buttler (C), Heinrich Klaasen, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Dwaine Pretorius (VC), Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Anrich Nortje

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ENG vs SA Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:

Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock (C), David Miller (VC), Jason Roy, Rassie van der Dussen, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Keshav Maharaj, Reece Topley, Marco Jansen

ENG vs SA Today Dream 11 Best Team
Dream11 Team Today for the 1st ODI between England (ENG) vs India (IND) with Quinton de Kock as Captain and David Miller as Vice-Captain.

ENG vs SA Risky Captaincy Choices:

Joe Root:

He has played 155 ODIs for England and has made 6120 runs at an average of 50.16 and a strike rate of 86.68. In the ODI series against India, Root was dismissed for a duck in 2 out of 3 matches, indicating that he might not be in great form.

Aiden Markram:

He made 50 runs in 2 warm-up games against England Lions. He has played only a single ODI against England and has made only 11 runs. You can pick some other experienced players as the captain of your fantasy team.

Player you should avoid:

Sam Curran:

He didn’t feature in a single game during the ODI series against India. He might not get a chance in this series as well, hence, it would be better to avoid him in your fantasy team.

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