World Cup 2019, Match 45: Australia vs South Africa – Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

Here is all you need to read about both the teams to make your fantain XI.

Australian team
Australian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

As expected, Pakistan beat Bangladesh but failed to qualify for the semi-finals. It was honestly an impossible target to achieve. But it was a good try by both Pakistan and Bangladesh. Two very good teams who have just not managed to make it to the big league recently. But the fact of the matter is that both teams have the potential. Here is all you need to read for both the teams before picking your Fantain XI.

Team News:



Leading the table with 14 points, Australia was slow and steady to reach the top. New Zealand, on the other hand, rushed to the top and somewhere lost the mojo to end up fourth on the table. Three losses towards the end was never a good sign.

Australia lost just that one match to India. They won every other match. Stellar performances by Warner and Finch, supported by Starc and Cummins at the other end. They are the defending champions and have shown why.

Could it be an India – Australia Finale? Too early to tell in the game, but hold that thought.

Predicted XI: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk)

South Africa

Once a brilliant team with some true legends and match winners in the form of Jonty Rhones, Graeme Smith, H Gibbs, and then Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener Allan Donald; the team today seems to lack that spark that was there in the 90’s. A little harsh, but not completely exaggerated. The highest score made by a South African batsman in this tournament is half the highest individual score of  World Cup 2019. That says a lot by itself.

South Africa do not have the horse power today to defeat the Australians but there are a few potential players such as Amla and du Plessis who can make a difference.

Predicted XI: Jean-Paul Duminy, Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis (c), Chris Morris, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo

Top Picks

Finch, Warner, Carrey: The strong batsmen of Australia, these three players are likely to shine in the dead rubber match against South Africa

Cummins and Starc: The seamers who have earned as many points on the Fantain Fantasy App as the batsmen, they are key to your lineup

Chris Morris:  The highest wicket taker of South Africa, he can contribute with some runs as well.

Du Plessis and de Kock: Not quite there yet but these two players stand out for sure.

Fantain Fantasy XI

Batsmen: Finch, Warner, du Plessis, Khawaja

Bowlers: Starc, Cummins, Rabada, Tahir

All-Rounders: Chris Morris, Andile P

WK: Alex Carrey

This is our Fantain Fantasy XI but you’re the real expert.