1st ODI

SA vs ENG Fantasy Dream Team Prediction: Fantasy Cricket Tips for 1st ODI

Last Updated: 6/12/2020 12:08 PM IST

High Risk - Good Returns

Jonny Bairstow: His scores in ODIs this year read 112, 0, 84, 4, 82, 2, 43 and 19; thus performing well in alternate matches.

Faf du Plessis: Scores of 100, 96* and 63 in his last 3 ODIs; however has struggled to perform against ENG (331 runs in 16 matches at an average of 25).

X-Factor Picks

Sam Billings: Has performed well in ODIs this year with an average of 79 (Scores of 57, 8, 118, 19, 46* and 67*)

Mark Wood: Has picked up 8 wickets in his last 5 ODIs.

Anrich Nortje: Has picked up at least a wicket in each of his 7 career ODIs (total 14 wickets)

Moeen Ali: Has scored 142 runs and picked up 6 wickets in his last 5 ODIs vs South Africa.

Must Have

Quinton de Kock: He scored 187 runs against ENG earlier this year (FEB) in 3 match ODI series which included a century (incidentally at Cape Town) and a fifty.

Lungi Ngidi: He has played 4 ODIs this year and has taken 12 wickets which includes a 6-wkt haul and two 3-fers.

David Miller: If he starts, he is a must have as he has a stellar record vs ENG in ODIs (Scores of 69*, 71*, 11 and 56* in his 4 inns)

Joe Root: Has an average of 49.50 against SA in ODIs and in the recent practice match he scored 77 and also took a wicket.

Reece Topley: Has a good record against SA in ODIs (Figures of 2/41, 2/39, 0/46, 4/50 and 1/43)

Chris Woakes: In his 5 ODIs this year he has scored 129 runs at a healthy SR and also picked up 7 wickets.


South Africa : Quinton de Kock (c/wk), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla , Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.

England : Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Joe Root, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood.