The most impressive side of the T20 World Cup 2021, South Africa is all set to kick-start their first post-World Cup assignment as they are facing the Netherlands for three ODI matches. The series will be played without some key players of South Africa but it will be an opportunity for new bunches to impress with their performances.
On the other hand, the Netherlands will have a chance to compete against this less experienced side of Proteas. The Netherlands played their last ODI series against Ireland where they won the series by 2-1. South Africa played their last ODI series against Sri Lanka where they faced defeat by 2-1. They are in the ninth position in the World Cup Super League so they will aim to win all three games and get a higher position in the points table.
Venue: Supersport Park, Centurion
Date and Time: November 26 | 1.30 PM IST
Weather: The weather will be sunny as no rain is predicted during match hours.
Playing XI Probables
Aiden Markram is not playing in this series so Reeza Hendricks is likely to open with Janneman Malan in this game. David Miller, Zubayr Hamza, and Ryan Rickelton will play in the middle order for the home side. Wayne Parnell is making his comeback in the 50-overs format as an all-rounder in the lower order. In the bowling department, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, and Keshav Maharaj will be the main wicket-takers.
Probable Playing XI: Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Zubayr Hamza, David Miller, Ryan Rickelton, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Junior Dala.
Stephan Myburgh and Max O’Dowd will open for the visitors in this ODI series against Proteas. They have a good bunch of all-rounders in their squad including the skipper, Peiter Seelaar. Scott Edwards will keep the wickets in this game. In the bowling department, Fred Klassen and Vivian Kingma will be the main wicket-takers.
Probable Playing XI: Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Musa Ahmed, Bas de Leede, Pieter Seelaar, Colin Ackerman, Roelof Van der Merwe, Fred Klassen, Vivian Kingma, Timm Van der Gugten.
What can you expect?
The conditions will be suitable for pace bowlers as they will get early assistant from the surface at Centurion. However, it will be a good batting track once the batsman settled his eyes on the wicket. The average first inning score should be around 240-260. South Africa will start as favorites even though they are playing without their key players as they will have an advantage of home conditions.
South Africa is a much stronger side compared to the visitors, so picking the majority of South African players will be key for your fantasy team. The surface will allow assistance to the pacers so we can have two or three paces all rounders on our side. The top three players from the home side much pick in this game.
In the bowling department, we can pick first inning death bowlers who will have maximum chances to get wickets in this match.
Wicket-Keepers: Ryan Rickelton is the only best option available from the wicket-keeping section. He will play in middle order and can score big runs for South Africa in the middle overs.
Batsmen: Janneman Malan has been very impressive with his performances in his short career. Reeza Hendricks will be another batting pick in this game. Max O’Dowd will be my third batting option in this game.
All-rounders: Van der Merwe and Colin Ackerman, both Netherlands all-rounders are best picks for your fantssy team. The South African all-rounder, Dwaine Pretorius will be the third best option.
Bowlers: The home side have maximum chances to get wickets so picking three out of four bowlers from South Africa. Keshav Maharaj, Junior Dala and Tabraiz Shamsi are part of my fantasy side along with Van Der Gugten from Netherlands.
Captaincy Choices: Janneman Malan will open for South Africa and he is very talented batsman who can score big runs at the top. So he will be the best pick to captain in this game. Dwaine Pretorius and Reeza Hendricks are other two good options to captain in your fantasy team.
A Cricket Writer