South Africa vs England, 1st ODI : Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips- Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

South Africa vs England, 1st ODI : Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips- Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

England’s top-order is in whirlwind form, coming into the ODI series. While the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy notched up hundreds, Joe Root and Joe Denly racked up half-centuries.

David Miller and Quinton de Kock. (Photo by Joel Ford/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The first game of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and England at the Newlands in Cape Town.

The match starts at 01:00 PM local time (11:00 AM GMT) (04:30 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

After a disappointing Test series, the beleaguered South Africans will be hoping to usher in a new era under a new leader and a relatively new-look squad when they lock horns with World champions England in the first ODI at Newlands in Cape Town.

The South Africans, in a bid to re-build towards the 2023 World Cup have handed over the leadership reins to Quinton de Kock and have included a plethora of new personnel like opener Jaaneman Malan, middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma, and Kyle Verreynne in the batting unit while the likes of Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks have been added to the fast bowling attack that will be led by a fitter and leaner Lungisani Ngidi in the absence of pacer Kagiso Rabada.

Things wouldn’t be as easy for South Africa as they will be up against the 50-over World Champions in the form of Eoin Morgan’s England. The 50-over World champions may be without the trio of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer for the upcoming rubber but they certainly have enough firepower in the form of Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root in the batting department, something they showed to the hilt in the two practice matches.

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be an overcast day in Cape Town on Tuesday. According to the weather report, clouds and sun are expected to play hide and seek throughout the day. While the temperature is set to be between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 80%. There are slim chances of rain to intervene in the match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

If you look at the most number of wickets taken by bowlers at Newlands, the list will feature all the top South African fast bowlers of the past like Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini, Morne Morkel. In the top-13 leading wicket-takers at Newlands,, only have been spinners, which suggests the track normally aids fat bowling. And, with Tuesday set to be an overcast day, the fast bowlers might well rule the roost again.

Average first innings score:– 235 [In the 42 completed games at the venue]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 14, Lost – 28

Injury and Availability News

(Will update if there is any news)

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa

Janneman Malan/Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla/Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin.

Bench – Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan/Reeza Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla/Beuran Hendricks

England:

Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly/Tom Banton, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Matt Parkinson.

Bench: Joe Denly/Tom Banton, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Patrick Brown, Sam Curran

Top Picks

South Africa

The Proteas will hope that their experienced trio of Rassie van der Dussen, skipper Quinton de Kock and David Miller spearhead their inexperienced batting line-up.

Jaaneman Malan has been scoring heavily in domestic as well as T20 tournaments (Read: MSL) and it will be interesting to see how he and de Kock fare as an opening pair. Lungi Ngidi will spearhead the fast bowling department. The spin-bowling attack will be led by Tabraiz Shamsi, who was the second-highest wicket-taker in the MSL.

England

England’s top-order is in whirlwind form, coming into the ODI series. While the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy notched up hundreds, Joe Root and Joe Denly racked up half-centuries.

It will interesting to see if England opts for both Sam Curran and Tom Curran or will they go with three-men spin attack in the form of Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Matthew Parkinson, who claimed five wickets in the two practice games. Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes will lead the fast bowling unit.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock, Joe Root

Vice-Captain – David Miller, Eoin Morgan, Jaaneman Malan, Moeen Ali

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow (C), Quinton de Kock (VC)

Batters –  Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma

All-Rounders- Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers- Adil Rashid, Matthew Parkinson, Lungi Ngidi, Tom Curran

 

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock

Batters –  Joe Root, Jason Roy (C), David Miller, Reeza Hendricks

All-Rounders- Moeen Ali, Andile Phehlukwayo (VC)

Bowlers- Chris Jordan, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi

Expert Advice

Both sides have power-packed top-order batsmen in the form of Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock and Joe Root. Picking them as captain/vice-captain will be a good punt.

Probable Winners:

England is expected to come out as the winners.

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.