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SOUTH AFRICA Vs AUSTRALIA – 4th ODI – FANTASY PREVIEW

On Wednesday night at Kingsmead Durban, the home team stunned the opposition with the record setting win and led series 3-0. It was second highest run chasing ever in ODI cricket and South Africa is a team now holding record of Highest run chased team and second highest run chased team too! South Africa’s batting power stunned the world when they chased down Australia’s 434 runs in 2006. None the less they did the same on Wednesday too. Inexperienced bowling attack of Australia is a huge problem for them. Captain Smith and Coach Lehmann are expecting good show from their young bowlers in the remainder of the series. Will they do?

Let’s check out our Fantasy Preview here, with an information of which players are key for Fantasy teams and Most important pick of players along with their salary cap comparison in various leading Fantasy Cricket sites.

 

Key Players :

From South Africa :
Hashim Amla :

The experienced opening batsman of over the years for South Africa, Hashim Amla back in ODI playing XI on Wednesday. He missed a game against Ireland due to birth of his child. He also missed first two ODIs in this on-going series due to illness. He came back to team on third ODI and he proved his worth straightaway with 45 crucial runs at early stage of innings when chasing down huge target on board. Amla is a classic player who used to play lot of drives and score crucial runs for his team at top of the order. He is known as one of run machine in the world at current times. He played his first ODI in the year 2008. In these 8+ years of ODI career, he has played 138 matches and scored 6490 runs at average of 52! His best score in ODI are 159. If he steps up on Sunday, it will cause huge issues to the opposition team. He is Key player for all fantasy teams.

    Dream 11 Credit : 10

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 900

    Leagueguru Points : 110

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 7000

 

JP Duminy :

Duminy is a batting all-rounder who bat in left and bowl right arm off-break. Duminy is one of the most valuable player in this South Africa squad. He made his ODI debut in the year 2004 at the age of 20. He scored 4283 runs in 160 ODIs he played. His highest score in ODI are 150*. He is in good form with both bat and bowl in recent times. He scored 2 half-centuries in last 4 ODIs. He also picked 5 wickets in 3 innings he bowled. He is a key player for both his team and fantasy teams who have him.

Dream 11 Credit : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 875

    Leagueguru Points : 70

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 6000

 

From Australia :

Steve Smith :

Captain of the side, Steve Smith came back to form in the third ODI and he scored century in that match. But his effort in vein as South Africa chased mammoth target of 372. Tomorrow is an important day for Steve Smith as his team lost all 3 matches, he is under pressure and he is situation to lead from the front and take his team to winning. The 27-year old made his one-day debut in 2010 as a bowling all-rounder. Later on, he turned out as one of the best batsman of this generation. He is captain of Australian team in all 3 formats. Hope for another good innings from Smith.

Dream 11 Credit : 10

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 925

    Leagueguru Points : 110

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 7500

 

John Hastings :

Hastings is an experienced pace bowler in this Australia squad. He leads the pace bowling unit. He plays his part in every match of the series. He scored fifty in first ODI. In the second ODI he picked 3 wickets for 57 runs. He was very expensive at Durban but still managed to get 2 wickets. He is expensive in this tour, but his team needs him to perform well and lead from the front in handling the young bowling unit. Hastings took his career best of 6 for 45 on last month against Sri Lanka. He is a capable player and hopefully he will live up to the expectations on tomorrow.

    Dream 11 Credit : 8.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 850

    Leagueguru Points : 90

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 6000

 

Most Important Picks :

Quinton De Kock :

The wicket-keeper opening batsman in his best form of his career. De Kock struggled for his form in the second half of 2015. He was out of the team and every one was talking like that he won’t fit in this South Africa team. But, he came back well and maintaining his form for last few months. His form was key for South Africa in WT20 earlier this year. He played some stunning knocks in IPL 2016. He also maintained his form in Caribbean in the tri series. He started this season with 82 runs against Ireland. Then he started ODI series against Australia with his career best of 178! In third ODI also he scored 70 crucial runs for his team. As a wicket-keeper batsman he should be a first choice in every fantasy team!

Dream 11 Credit : 9.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 875

    Leagueguru Points : 90

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 6500

 

Imran Tahir :

Most exciting leg-spinner in the world, Imran Tahir bowled splendidly at Durban on Wednesday. He picked two important wickets in that match and he was the only bowler who bowled under 6 runs per over in that 3rd ODI. In his 5 years of ODI career, he played 63 matches and picked up 109 wickets with best figures of 7/45. He could change a match to his team favor at any time. The way he celebrates when ever he picks a wicket, makes everyone exciting. He has big role to play on tomorrow at Port Elizabeth.

    Dream 11 Credit : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 850

    Leagueguru Points : 90

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 6000

 

Andile Phehlukwayo :

Phehlukwayo is a new man for International cricket. He made his ODI debut just two weeks ago against Ireland. He had a wonderful time in Australia recently with South Africa A team. He became one of important player of South Africa in this very short span of time. The 20-year old youngster from Durban picked 7 wickets in just 4 ODIs he played and his best figures are 4/44 against Australia in this series. He accompanied Miller in the last game and remained not out with match winning score of 42* at very crucial time.

    Dream 11 Credit : 7.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 750

    Leagueguru Points : 50

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 6000

 

From Australia :

David Warner :

The attacking opening batsman, started this tour with 48 vs Ireland in only ODI. He started this ODI series against South Africa with 40 runs at Centurion and he converted it to 50 in the 2nd ODI. At Durban he came back so well at top order and scored his 8th ODI century. His 117 runs were very crucial for Australia to set big total on the board. Warner’s highest ODI score are 178 and he scored total of 3101 runs in just 83 matches. His strike rate are more than 90 and he also has average of 40. If Warner sets in the middle for one more time, he will convert the score into much more bigger and will get one more century.

Dream 11 Credit : 10.5

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 950

    Leagueguru Points : 1100

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 7500

 

George Bailey :

The in-form batsman and former captain, Bailey struggled to convert his good starts to big scores in last two matches. He had one amazing ODI series in Sri Lanka last month. He started this series with 74 runs at Centurion. He started good at Durban but lost his wicket for 28 runs. Bailey is in good form, he could score good runs on tomorrow at Port Elizabeth.

Dream 11 Credit : 9

    Daily Fantasy Cricket Salary : $ 850

    Leagueguru Points : 70

    Moneyball9 Salary : Rs. 6500

 

Possible Playing XI :

South Africa :

As South Africa won the series already, Dale Steyn may be rested on tomorrow. If he rested either Kyle Abbott or Phangiso or Shamsi will get a game. David Miller suffers with groin injury and he has been ruled out for remaining matches. Behardien may comes back to the XI.

1. Quinton de Kock (wk), 2. Hashim Amla, 3. Faf du Plessis, 4. Rilee Rossouw, 5. JP Duminy, 6. Farhaan Behardien , 7. Dwaine Pretorius, 8. Andile Phehlukwayo, 9. Dale Steyn/Kyle Abbott/Tabraiz Shamsi, 10. Kagiso Rabada/Aaron Phangiso, 11. Imran Tahir

 

Australia :

Australia’s top-order were fired-up at Durban. Hopefully the batting order will remain same. Scott Boland may replace Worrall in the bowling department.

1. David Warner, 2. Aaron Finch, 3. Steve Smith, 4. George Bailey, 5. Travis Head / Usman Khawaja, 6. Mitchell Marsh, 7. Mathew Wade (wk), 8. John Hastings, 9. Adam Zampa, 10. Chris Tremain, 11. Daniel Worrall/Scott Boland

 

The fourth ODI starts at 10 AM (Local)/ 1:30PM IST on Sunday, October 9th.

WISHES TO ALL FANTASY PLAYERS! HAVE A GOOD TEAM AND WIN!

 

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

Cricket is what everyone loves. If you’re ready to play fantasy cricket but don’t know how to analyze players, consider his Articles as the foundation of your fantasy teams. Anand is a cricket blogger and fantasy cricket lover.

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