Fantasy Cricket Tips: England just like they have all tour, came back from 1-0 to level the series 1-1 with a thrilling 2-run win at Kingsmead, Durban. Chris Jordan showed why he is rated highly as his death bowling made all the difference. South Africa had the match in their hands only to slip it in the final overs.
The set batsman Rassie van der Dussen could face only one ball in the final two overs. With things said and done, both teams would want to finish the tour on a high. For South Africa, their pride is at stake after having to fail to win the Test and the ODI series. England has its own worries with their bowling in powerplay costing them dearly. More than anything else, both teams will have no complacency going into the game. With T20 World Cup set to happen in six months, both teams have a lot of unanswered questions. With each game/series, they might want to find an answer or two before the big tournament.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions
The weather is expected to stay clear for the entire duration of the game. With the game set to start in the evening, the temperature will hover around mid-20s.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
SuperSport Park is one of the quickest pitches in South Africa. The fact that it is a high scoring ground is due to the nature of the pitch. The batsmen start with an unfair advantage as the ball comes onto the bat nicely.
Average first innings score: 179 (Last three T20I matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability
All Players are fit and available for selection.
Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi
Bench – Bjorn Fortuin, Heinrich Klassen, Petrus van Biljon, Sisanda Magala, Reeza Hendricks
Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood
Bench – Sam Curran, Mathew Parkinson, Sajib Mahmood, Joe Denly.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Lungi Ngidi has been impressive ever since he made a comeback from stress fracture injury. His death bowling has troubled the English big-hitters. Rassie van der Dussen will also be looking to repeat his previous performance at SuperSport Park. For the visitors, Jos Buttler is due for a big one. He has been threatening his cameos but wants to score big in the final game of the tour. Joe Denly might make way for David Malan who holds the record for the fastest T20I hundred for England.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes
Vice-Captain – Rassie van der Dussen, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Lungi Ngidi
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (C)
Batters – David Malan, Eoin Morgan(VC), Jason Roy, Temba Bavuma, David Miller
All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Chris Jordan, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler(VC), Jonny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock
Batters – Joe Denly, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes(C), Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Lungi Ngidi
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice
T20s have always been a batsmen game. Hence every fantasy side must have batsmen as their main priority. Top-order for both sides is strong which makes them an automatic choice for the side. With spinners being ineffective at the SuperSport Park, pacers can be picked to fill the bowlers’ slot.
South Africa’s perfromance in the series is on an ascendancy. They might sneak a win to end the tour with a trophy.