SA vs ENG 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction and Preview
This will be second match of the four match Test series. Both the teams have been below par so far but the better among two was undoubtedly the Proteas. England had a realistic chance of winning the first game and setting up the tone for the rest of the series but Joe Root sold his team down the river by choosing to bowl instead of batting first. Also the English batsman falling in heaps has not helped their cause either. Only Sam Curran and Jofra Archer have impressed so far on this tour and England lost the service of Woakes, Pope due to sickness and many others who played the game too were sick which might have hampered their chances of winning the game. Most of them have recovered but Archer is doubtful for this game. On the other hand, Rabada, Nortje and Philander have done a fantastic job for the Proteas with the ball. Nortje who came in as a nightwatchman mustered 40 runs to add to the Englishmen’s woes and picked the key wickets of set Rory Burns and Root with the ball in the 4th innings. If the top order provides some kind of support to the middle and lower order South Africa should cruise past England. South Africa are the clear favorites to win this match.
Match2:South Africa vs England
Friday, January 3
Newlands, Cape Town
02.00 P.M (IST)
The pitch is expected to be a spicy one with lot of grass cover aiding the pacers and hit the deck kind of bowlers will be a force to reckon with on this pitch. Both the teams might be forced to play a spinner to ease the workload on the pacers.
The temperature will fluctuate between 21-23 degrees and there are no chances of rain. 68% humidity is predicted.
Jofra Archer is expected to miss this game and Mark Wood is expected to replace him. Ollie Pope has recovered from illness and might replace Bairstow. Aiden Markram is ruled out due to finger injury an Pieter Malan might replace him at the top.
SA vs ENG 2nd Test Probable Playing XI
D Elgar, P Malan, R V Dussen, F Du Plessis(c), Z Hamza, Q de Kock(wk), D Pretorius, K Maharaj, K Rabada, V Philander, A Nortje
D Sibley, R Burns, J Denly, J Root(c), O Pope, B Stokes, J Buttler(wk), S Curran, S Broad, J Anderson, M Wood
Dream11 Fantasy Picks for SA vs ENG 2nd Test
South Africa :
Dean Elgar who is known for his grit under tough conditions will be a key player for the Africans and he hasn’t been amongst runs off late which makes him a good pick.
Quinton de Kock once again did what he has been doing all his life at 6 scoring 129 runs counter attacking the staunch English attack.
Ben Stokes is in the form of his life and infact this is the venue where the ace all rounder made his career best score of 258. He did not bowl much due to sickness in the first game and will bowl a lot more in this game.
Sam Curran the kid with a golden arm once again impressed everyone and made a strong statement by picking up wickets when ever he was brought in to bowl a spell be it the first change or in the middle . He can also contribute with the bat down the order.
1. Joe Root
2. Quinton de Kock
3. Vernon Philander
4. Ben Stokes
SA vs ENG 2nd Test Dream11 Fantasy Team & Point Projections
Q de Kock, Grade A, Points:50-60
J Root, Grade A+, Points:120-130
P Malan, Grade A, Points:90-100
R van der-Dussen, Grade A, Points:60-70
O Pope, Grade A, Points:60-70
V Philander, Grade A, Points:70-80
S Curran, Grade A, Points:70-80
B Stokes, Grade A, Points:70-80
K Rabada, Grade A, Points:50-60
S Broad, Grade A, Points:50-60
A Nortje, Grade A, Points:50-60
The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn.