The two teams, South Africa and England are gearing up for the first match of T20I Dream11. Before we head over to discussing the pitch, ball, wicket steeper, etc. let us take a moment to remember the nail-biting one-day and test matches. At the end of the ODI series, both England and South Africa had their eyes on T20I. Now, various T20I dream 11 predictions are being made before the match commences.
Reza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(C), Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Lungi Ngidi.
Eoin Morgan(C), Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, and Adil Rashid.
Date: 12th February 2020.
Venue: Buffalo Park, East London.
Time: 9:20 PM IST (4:00 PM GMT).
The Buffalo Park pitch is the one that caters more to the batsmen of the teams. Therefore, the average runs scored on that pitch is 160 to 170. The common occurrence on this pitch is that the team who wins the toss usually chooses to field first. On the other hand for bowlers, the preferable time to let the spinners work their charm is during the overs in the middle. The preferred option for winning is to chase for either team.
The weather report states that it will be an overcast day with the sun and the clouds making alternate appearances. The expected temperature ranges between 22°C to 28°C while humidity is expected to be around 65%.
The addition of Dale Steyn to the team puts South Africa in a position to score a win for the 1st of the 3 T20 International matches. Considering the plan is for de kock and Hendricks to be the opening batsmen for the match and Miller being prepared with his batting depth, it looks like the batting front is well-strategised for the team.
The fast bowling front is going to be led by Dale Steyn while Tabraiz Shamsi will be taking the lead for the spin-bowling category.
According to T20I dream 11 predictions, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are going to be the opening batsmen. Furthermore, they will probably be followed by Malan, Stokes, and Morgan.
Now, coming to the bowling department of the team, Rashid should lead the spinning attacks. Jordan and Tom Curran should lead the other attacks. Additionally, Ben Stokes all-rounder abilities make him a player on whom the team will heavily depend on.