CWC 2019, Match 21 - SA vs AFG - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 21, South Africa vs Afghanistan: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

It is better to make Kagiso Rabada C or VC as his pace will trouble Afghanistan batsmen.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Two teams at the bottom of the table, South Africa and Afghanistan, will look to get off the blocks in match 21 of the ongoing World Cup on Saturday. While the Proteas earned their first point after a washout against the Windies, the emerging Asian team is yet to register a win in this tournament. Afghanistan are playing after a 7-day break and they must’ve worked on their weaknesses during this period.

Faf du Plessis and his men, however, will be desperate to get going in the tournament by earning two points in this match. Lungi Ngidi is expected to get fit for this match and it remains to be seen who makes way for him. Either Beuran Hendricks or Chris Morris look the likeliest candidate at the moment. Dawlat Zadran might have to wait for his turn now after Aftab Alam’s three-wicket haul against New Zealand. Afghanistan’s batting needs to deliver and then bank on the strong bowling attack to put the opposition under pressure.

Match Details

The 21st match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between South Africa and Afghanistan at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

The match starts at 01:30 PM local time (12:30 AM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

The forecast in Cardiff is improving. Though there is a 63% chance of rain at 9 AM, things are expected to get better according to AccuWeather. It will be partly sunny as the day progresses and the chances of raining are also less. The temperature will hover around 12-15 degrees Celsius during the match.

Pitch Report

Cardiff pitch is expected to be featherbed for the batsmen. England pummelled Bangladesh in the previous match at the venue. The same kind of wicket is likely to be on offer for this match as well. Though there will be a little bit of moisture up front which will help the seamers.

Average first innings score: 241 (Three World Cup matches so far at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 2

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks.

Bench – Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, JP Duminy.


Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hasan.

Bench – Asghar Afghan, Samiullah Shinwari, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Team News:

Lungi Ngidi is expected to be fit for this match.

Power Picks

Rassie van der Dussen in ODIs:


Runs: 466

Average: 66.57

50s: 5

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Mohammad Nabi.

Vice-Captain Options: Kagiso Rabada, Faf du Plessis, Najibullah Zadran.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)

Batsmen – Noor Ali Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram

All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers – Aftab Alam, Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada (VC).

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Quinton de Kock

Batsmen – Najibullah Zadran (VC), Rahmat Shah, Hazratullah Zazai, Hashim Amla (C), Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram

All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers – Hamid Hassan, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada.

Expert Advice:

If South Africa bats first, it is better to have most of their batsmen in the line-up as they will most likely score more runs.

It is better to make Kagiso Rabada C or VC as his pace will trouble Afghanistan batsmen.

Probable Winners

South Africa are expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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