We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Cape Town: Dewald Brevis, Ryan Rickelton (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Liam Livingstone, George Linde, Delano Potgieter, Sam Curran, Rashid Khan (c), Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Beuran Hendricks/Duan Jansen
Paarl: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Corbin Bosch, Eoin Morgan, David Miller (c), Dane Vilas, Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Obed McCoy, Tabraiz Shamsi
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Early seam movement is expected. Batters are also likely to enjoy the evenness of the surface.
Fantasy Tips of The Day
While Cape Town’s bowling appears more formidable in comparison to Paarl, they seem to be a bit undercooked in the batting department.
In 9 T20s, Rashid Khan has dismissed Jos Buttler 4 times and has given away only 31 runs. The Englishman is yet to score a boundary against the Afghani leggie.
However, when Buttler last batted at Cape Town, he smashed 67 off 46 (3 fours and 5 sixes).
Given Jason Roy’s early jitters and vulnerability against spin bowling, Cape Town might be tempted to open with George Linde. The left-arm spinner dismissed Roy for a duck when South Africa took on England in the opening T20I in 2020.
Sam Curran has played 2 T20Is at the Newlands and has the best figures of 3 for 28.