Rain had to come in the way to help South Africa get off the blocks after the disastrous start to their campaign. The Proteas will be facing Afghanistan in their next game which is relatively a weaker opposition to their standards. The Afghans have lost their first three matches and are placed last on the points table. Thus, South Africa will be eyeing at a giant leap up the points table by winning this game by a huge margin.
However, they can’t effort get complacent looking at the opposition and must bring out their best possible performance. While you might be of the opinion to pick the maximum number of South African players in your team, there have been some quality performers from Afghanistan as well. Their statistics in the last five ODI games are quite impressive and you could consider having them in your team.
Here we bring you the Dream11 Fantasy team based on the stats of the players:
Quinton de Kock of South Africa is the obvious choice in your team. The Proteas wicket-keeper might not be at his complete best at the moment but has been quite impressive over the last few months. Looking at the numbers of Ikram Ali Khil, you will surely not want to have him in your fantasy team.
The numbers of the batsmen from both the teams aren’t that impressive. They have had turbulent times of late and most of them are going through a rough patch. Of the available options, Rassie van der Dussen has got the best figures and should be the captain of your team. You can go onto make another two picks from this category – David Miller and Najibullah Zadran. While the numbers of Asghar Afghan are good, he might not get a chance in the playing eleven.
Afghanistan skipper Gulbadin Naib has scored 81 runs and picked up 8 wickets in the last five outings. He has been a great asset to this team and is backed up well by the numbers. You can consider having him as the vice-captain of your side. Andile Phehlukwayo’s numbers are also quite impressive and he should be your other pick. As the final pick from this category, you can go ahead with Mohammad Nabi who is yet to unleash his full potential with the bat.
Aftab Alam has got the best numbers from the bowler’s category and he has got 13 wickets to his name in the last five outings. At just 8.5 credits, he is a great pick for your team. Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada, who’ve got 8 wickets each in the previous five games can be another two picks in the side. There are many bowlers who have picked up 6 wickets and it could be Rashid Khan who can possibly complete your eleven.