We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi/Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Musa Ahmed, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Roelof van der Merwe, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen
Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 252
2nd innings average score: 239
Wickets per innings: 6
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Tom Cooper is experiencing a purple patch with the bat: 265 runs at 53 including four fifties in the last five ODIs.
Since 2022, Scott Edwards has arguably been the best batter for the Netherlands. He has amassed 696 runs at 44 including eight half-centuries.
Aside from registering two hundreds in the last three ODIs, Temba Bavuma hammered 113 in his only appearance at Willowmoore Park.
Since 2022, Heinrich Klassen averages 66 including the highest score of 119*, which came in his last ODI. In this period (eight innings), he has never been dismissed below 25-runs.
In the recently concluded ODI series against Zimbabwe, Max O’Dowd (139 runs at 47) and Shariz Ahmed (eight wickets) finished as the highest run-getter and wicket-taker respectively for the Netherlands.
Kagiso Rabada has gone wicketless only twice in his last 15 ODIs, bagging 25 wickets – of which 10 have come at home in five outings.
David Miller has already blasted two fifties in four ODIs this year and averages 67 in Benoni.
Having played most of his cricket in South Africa, Roelof van der Merwe understands the conditions better than any other Dutch player. Furthermore, he finished the inaugural T20 League as the highest wicket-taker (20).
In the last three ODIs at the venue, 68% of the wickets belonged to seamers.
In the same period, one century and six fifties were slammed.