SA-A vs IN-A Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For 2nd Unofficial Test

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Preview

On Tuesday, December 26, at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, South Africa A and India A SA-A vs IN-A will square off in the second unofficial Test.

Getting into the specifics of the first game, South Africa A scored 319 runs in 98.1 overs after opting to bat first, led by 106 runs from Jean du Plessis and 95 from Rubin Hermann. In the first innings, Saurabh Kumar contributed a three-fer to Prasidh Krishna’s five-wicket haul for India A.

India A responded with a commanding total of 417 runs in 86.5 overs. With 23 fours and one six in 209 balls, No. 3 hitter Prasodh Paul led the team in scoring with 163 runs. Important runs were contributed by Sarfaraz Khan (68) and Shardul Thakur (76). Siya Plaatjie scored a three-fer, while Evan Jones scored a four-fer for SA-A.

South Africa A finished at 152/2 in 42 overs during the third innings, and the match ended in a tie. Jean du Plessis maintained his excellent form by hitting 50 runs, while opening batsman Yaseen Valli scored the most runs of the innings with 72.

Turning our attention to India’s match in the second Due to his selection as Ruturaj Gaikwad’s replacement in the Test series, captain Abhimanyu Easwaran might not play. In addition, hamstring trouble has forced pacer Harshit Rana to miss the match. With the release of Kuldeep Yadav, the team now includes Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, and Rinku Singh.

SA-A vs IN-A

Match Information

1st Test, Centurion, December 26, 2023, 01:30 PM

India
245/10(67.4ov) & 131/10(34.1ov)
South Africa
408/10(108.4ov)

South Africa beat India by an innings and 32 runs

Weather Report

stadiumMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Clouds Clouds 24.7°C
humidity 57% (Humidity)

Pitch Report

Interestingly, this venue hasn't hosted a red-ball game so far. It would be interesting to watch how the game fares. As per the white-ball statistics, it's going to be a balanced wicket with lateral movement on offer for pacers initially.
70% Pace Bowling
30% Spin Bowling
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60% Batting Pitch
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300 Average Score
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40% Bowling Pitch

Team Form (Last 5 matches)

L
SAvsNZ
NZ Won By 7 wickets
L
SAvsNZ
NZ Won By 281 runs
L
SAvsIND
IND Won By 7 wickets
W
SAvsIND
SA Won By an Innings and 32 runs
W
SAvsWI
SA Won By 284 runs
W
INDvsENG
IND Won By 5 wickets
W
INDvsENG
IND Won By 434 runs
W
INDvsENG
IND Won By 106 runs
L
INDvsENG
ENG Won By 28 runs
W
INDvsSA
IND Won By 7 wickets

Players Stats in Series

201 Runs

2 Matches

172 Runs

2 Matches

113 Runs

2 Matches

KL Rahul
4

113 Runs

2 Matches

95 Runs

2 Matches

79 Runs

2 Matches

12 Wkts

2 Matches

11 Wkts

2 Matches

11 Wkts

2 Matches

9 Wkts

2 Matches

5 Wkts

2 Matches

4 Wkts

1 Match

1 Fifty

2 Matches

1 Fifty

2 Matches

1 Fifty

2 Matches

185 Runs

287 Balls Faced

106 Runs

103 Balls Faced

KL Rahul
3

101 Runs

137 Balls Faced

84* Runs

147 Balls Faced

76 Runs

82 Balls Faced

56 Runs

87 Balls Faced

Probable Playing XI

South Africa:

Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma(c), Keegan Petersen, Tony de Zorzi, Aiden Markram, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne†, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger.

India:

Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul†, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj.

Fantasy Sports Team

WICKET KEEPER
L Rahul

IND - 8 Cr

K Verreynne

SA - 7 Cr

BATSMEN
V Kohli

IND - 9 Cr

T Bavuma

SA - 8 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
R Ashwin

IND - 8 Cr

C
M Jansen

SA - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
J Bumrah

IND - 9 Cr

VC
K Rabada

SA - 9 Cr

M Siraj

IND - 8.5 Cr

G Coetzee

SA - 7.5 Cr

N Burger

SA - 6 Cr

Player Picks

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is a name that strikes fear into the hearts of contemporary batsmen. He can crash any batting lineup. He has picked up 128 wickets in the 30 Test matches.

Marco Jansen

Marco Jansen is an incredible bowling all-rounder. He can also play some powerful knocks from the bat as well. He has picked up 44 wickets and scored 306 runs in 11 Test matches.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj can generate a good pace with a threatening outswinger. He has picked up 59 wickets in just 21 Test matches. He will again be aiming to earn hefty fantasy points in this match.

C

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is an explosive opening batsman who can take the game away early in the innings as an opener. Rohit Sharma has scored 3677 runs at an average of 46.54 in 52 Test matches.

C

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a talented batsman and his ability to play in all conditions and a dogged approach at the crease make him an incredible choice for captaincy this match. He has scored 8,676 runs at an average of 49.30, including 29 centuries and 29 half-centuries.

C

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is an all-round player who can deliver with both bat as well as the ball. He has picked up 275 wickets in this format and has also scored 2804 runs at an average of 36.41 in 30 Tests. He will be a key player in your team.

Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj is a willy bowler who uses his mixture to pick up wickets. His talent for picking up wickets at crucial stages will be fruitful for fantasy contests. He has picked up 158 wickets in 49 Test matches.

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is a limited-overs specialist bowler. He can bowl yorkers at will and enough variations to keep the batters on their toes. He has picked up 280 wickets in 60 Test matches.

Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram is an aggressive top-order batsman, who is also more than useful with his bowling. He has scored 2285 runs at an average of 36.27 in 35 Test matches. He will again be aiming to earn hefty fantasy points in this match.

WICKET KEEPER
L Rahul

IND - 8 Cr

BATSMEN
C
V Kohli

IND - 9 Cr

S Iyer

IND - 7.5 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
S Thakur

IND - 7 Cr

VC
M Jansen

SA - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
J Bumrah

IND - 9 Cr

K Rabada

SA - 9 Cr

P Krishna

IND - 5.5 Cr

M Siraj

IND - 8.5 Cr

G Coetzee

SA - 7.5 Cr

N Burger

SA - 6 Cr

Player Picks

Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram is a key player to have in fantasy teams, having played 35 Tests with six centuries and ten fifties, averaging 36.26. Anticipate a strong performance from him in this match.

Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah has been in excellent bowling form recently, and his tally of 128 wickets in Test matches showcases his ability to take wickets in bulk. This makes him a valuable player for fantasy teams.

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill, with impressive Test stats, is poised to be a crucial player in fantasy teams. Having scored 966 runs at an average of 32.20 from 18 matches, his consistent contributions make him a player to watch out for in this match.

C

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is in top form lately, and he's got a great record in South Africa, averaging 51.35 in Tests there. Overall, he's scored 8676 runs in Test cricket with a solid average, making him the best choice for captain in fantasy teams.

C

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is a great all-rounder with 2804 runs and 275 wickets in Test matches. He's good with both bat and ball, making him a reliable captaincy pick for fantasy teams.

C

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, known for his powerful batting, has accumulated 3677 runs in Test matches. After a notable ODI World Cup campaign, where he displayed excellent form with the bat, he aims to continue his momentum in Test cricket.

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada has 280 wickets in 60 Tests, and the team will rely on him to deliver another dominant performance with the ball here. Rabada will be a key inclusion to fantasy squads.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj, known for his wicket-taking ability, is a valuable asset in Test matches. With 59 wickets from 21 matches, he consistently showcases bowling prowess. Considering his performance and affordability, he is an excellent budget pick for fantasy teams in this match.

Keshav Maharaj

Maharaj is a standout bowler in Test matches, amassing 44 wickets. Maharaj is renowned for extracting crucial breakthroughs on spin-friendly pitches, his experience and skills render him a pivotal figure in the bowling unit.

WICKET KEEPER
L Rahul

IND - 8 Cr

BATSMEN
R Sharma

IND - 9 Cr

VC
V Kohli

IND - 9 Cr

S Iyer

IND - 7.5 Cr

S Gill

IND - 8 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
R Ashwin

IND - 8 Cr

C
M Jansen

SA - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
J Bumrah

IND - 9 Cr

K Rabada

SA - 9 Cr

M Siraj

IND - 8.5 Cr

G Coetzee

SA - 7.5 Cr

Player Picks

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is a name that strikes fear into the hearts of contemporary batsmen. He can crash any batting lineup. He has picked up 128 wickets in the 30 Test matches.

Marco Jansen

Marco Jansen is an incredible bowling all-rounder. He can also play some powerful knocks from the bat as well. He has picked up 44 wickets and scored 306 runs in 11 Test matches.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj can generate a good pace with a threatening outswinger. He has picked up 59 wickets in just 21 Test matches. He will again be aiming to earn hefty fantasy points in this match.

C

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is an explosive opening batsman who can take the game away early in the innings as an opener. Rohit Sharma has scored 3677 runs at an average of 46.54 in 52 Test matches.

C

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a talented batsman and his ability to play in all conditions and a dogged approach at the crease make him an incredible choice for captaincy this match. He has scored 8,676 runs at an average of 49.30, including 29 centuries and 29 half-centuries.

C

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is an all-round player who can deliver with both bat as well as the ball. He has picked up 275 wickets in this format and has also scored 2804 runs at an average of 36.41 in 30 Tests. He will be a key player in your team.

Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj is a willy bowler who uses his mixture to pick up wickets. His talent for picking up wickets at crucial stages will be fruitful for fantasy contests. He has picked up 158 wickets in 49 Test matches.

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is a limited-overs specialist bowler. He can bowl yorkers at will and enough variations to keep the batters on their toes. He has picked up 280 wickets in 60 Test matches.

Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram is an aggressive top-order batsman, who is also more than useful with his bowling. He has scored 2285 runs at an average of 36.27 in 35 Test matches. He will again be aiming to earn hefty fantasy points in this match.

WICKET KEEPER
L Rahul

IND - 8 Cr

BATSMEN
R Sharma

IND - 9 Cr

C
V Kohli

IND - 9 Cr

D Elgar

SA - 8.5 Cr

A Markram

SA - 8 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
VC
R Jadeja

IND - 8.5 Cr

M Jansen

SA - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
J Bumrah

IND - 9 Cr

K Maharaj

SA - 7.5 Cr

K Rabada

SA - 9 Cr

M Siraj

IND - 8.5 Cr

Player Picks

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah needs no introduction as his pace bowling and exceptional control over his lines and lengths make him a potential game-changer. He has picked up 128 wickets in his Test career so far.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj has great potential as a fast bowler, showcasing his ability to deliver blistering pace and effectively generate movement in the ball. He has picked up 59 wickets in just 21 Test matches.

Marco Jansen

Marco Jansen is another strong contender in the all-rounder category. He can score crucial runs for his team, while also contributing with the ball. He has picked up 44 wickets and scored 306 runs in 11 Test matches.

C

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the standout performers in this match. His star performance in these clashes makes him the ideal choice. He truly showcased his brilliance in this format, leaving everyone in awe. He effortlessly smashed 8,676 runs at an average of 49.30, including 29 centuries and 29 half-centuries.

C

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is a renowned and aggressive opening batsman, known for his ability to score significant runs. His talent and determination make him a formidable player who can turn any game around. He has scored 3677 runs at an average of 46.54 in 52 Test matches.

C

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is an exceptional all-rounder who brings immense value to his team, enhancing both their batting and bowling capabilities. With his powerful strokes and skilled bowling, he poses a great asset on the field. He has scored 2804 runs at an average of 36.41 and picked up 275 wickets in 67 Test matches.

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is a specialist bowler, renowned for his consistent ability to bowl yorkers and use a wide range of variations to keep the batters on their toes. He has picked up 280 wickets in 60 Test matches.

Gerald Coetzee

Gerald Coetzee is an incredible right-handed fast bowler and can be relied upon to take some wickets in this match. He has picked up nine wickets in 2 Test matches.

Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar is a top-order batsman who can provide a stable start to his respective teams on most occasions. He has scored 5146 runs at an average of 37.28 in 84 Test matches.

WICKET KEEPER
L Rahul

IND - 8 Cr

BATSMEN
VC
R Sharma

IND - 9 Cr

C
V Kohli

IND - 9 Cr

T Zorzi

SA - 6.5 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
R Jadeja

IND - 8.5 Cr

R Ashwin

IND - 8 Cr

M Jansen

SA - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
J Bumrah

IND - 9 Cr

K Rabada

SA - 9 Cr

M Siraj

IND - 8.5 Cr

G Coetzee

SA - 7.5 Cr

Player Picks

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

WICKET KEEPER
L Rahul

IND - 8 Cr

BATSMEN
VC
R Sharma

IND - 9 Cr

C
V Kohli

IND - 9 Cr

S Iyer

IND - 7.5 Cr

A Markram

SA - 8 Cr

K Petersen

SA - 7 Cr

S Gill

IND - 8 Cr

ALL ROUNDERS
M Jansen

SA - 8 Cr

BOWLERS
J Bumrah

IND - 9 Cr

K Rabada

SA - 9 Cr

M Siraj

IND - 8.5 Cr

Player Picks

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

C
9.5

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has been named captain of the team and can be your captain as well. He has amassed 1271 runs and 69 wickets playing in 87 T20I matches.

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