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SA vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction: World Cup Warm Up Match 2, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Dream 11 Prediction

By Sonam G

South Africa will take on Afghanistan in the warm up match of the ICC Cricket World Cup. South Africa won their previous series against Australia 3-2, while Afghanistan exited from the Group stage in the Asia Cup. Both teams will be keen to get their combinations right.  This should be an exciting match.

When: 29 September, 2:00 PM IST

Where: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram

TV Channel, Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram Pitch Report

The playing surface at Greenfield International Stadium is renowned for its bowler-friendly characteristics, with spinners enjoying a significant advantage, particularly during the second innings as the pitch tends to dry out further

South Africa Squad

Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi

  • Temba Bavuma has returned home for personal reasons and will not be part of the warm up games.
  • Aiden Markram is expected to captain the side in the absence of Bavuma.

Aiden Markram Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Batting Average S/R
51 1459 3, 49, 7, 35*, 38*, 14 33 94


Lungi Ngidi Singh Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance Bowling Average Economy
46 74 0/41, 0/49, 2/45, 0/35, 1/32 28.1 5.72

Afghanistan Squad

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad

  • All the players are fit and available for selection.

Ibrahim Zadran Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Batting Average S/R
18 904 75, 0, 80, 0, 1, 56 85

Rashid Khan Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance BBM Bowling Average
93 170 0/66, 1/42, 0/53, 2/42, 2/28 7/18 18.6

SA vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Klassen

Batsmen: Ibrahim Zadran, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen

All-rounder: Mohammad Nabi

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Mujeeb Rahman

Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Aiden Markram, Rashid Khan

Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League:  Ibrahim Zadran, Lungi Ngidi

SA vs AFG Fantasy Tips

  • Ibrahim Zadran has done well in this format and already has 4 ODI hundreds in his short career
  • Quinton de Kock has scored 45, 11, 8 and 9 in his previous four ODI matches. However he can be backed to do well in this match given his ODI career record.
  • Klassen is an aggressive batter and smashed 174 recently against Australia
  • Nabi is a brilliant all-rounder  has scored 3082 runs while also picking up154 wickets in his ODI career so far.
  • Rabada has led the pace attack for South Africa and has scalped as many as 144 wickets in 92 matches. He can be handy with the bat as well.
  • Rahmat Shah has not been doing well in the last year and with plenty of better options he can be left out.
  • Phelukwayo will be batting lower down the order and is the sixth bowling option. Hence avoid him for this match.
  • David Miller can be left out of the team if South Africa are chasing as the target might not be big enough for him to have an impact.
  • The surface here has aided the bowlers quite a bit hence try to cover all the main all-rounders and bowlers.
  • All the memebers from both the squads can be called upon during any time of the match as this is a warm up fixture.

Who will win South Africa vs Afghanistan today match?

South Africa are expected to win this match

These two teams have faced each other in 1 match in ODI. Out of these 1 game, South Africa have won 1 whereas Afghanistan have come out victorious on 0 occasion .

Afghanistan could not perform well in the Asia Cup as they could not qualify for the Super Four.

South Africa won their previous series against Australia 3-2


Sonam G

A cricket fan trying to analyze the game from a different point of view.