Fantasy Cricket: Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI Preview


Australia will be fighting to stay alive in their One Day International series against South Africa when the 2nd ODI kicks off Friday afternoon in Adelaide. It was a humbling start to the international summer for the Aussies in Perth and unless they can turn it around very quickly, then the same fate may await.

Australia will be happy to be back in Adelaide – the venue of their most recent ODI victory some nine months ago. On Australia Day earlier this year, Australia defeated England in Adelaide, but since then they have gone on to record an unprecented seven-match losing streak.

The Australian batting must find some form. Another batting collapse from the top and middle order, left the likes of Alex Carey and Nathan Coulter-Nile to put some respectibility on the scoreboard, but a total of 152 was never going to be enough.

Changes are expected to the Aussie lineup in Adelaide. If Shaun Marsh is fit then he seems a certain starter, most likely at the expense of Darcy Short. A spinner will also definitely come in on the more spin-friendly wicket in Adelaide. Adam Zampa or Ashton Agar will play, perhaps at the expense of Nathan Coulter-Nile.

It seems unlikely that the Proteas will make any changes to their winning lineup. Quinton de Kock looks the dangerman with the bat at the top of the order that the Aussies will need to dismiss cheaply. However it was the fearsome bowling attack of Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and spinner Imran Tahir that did all the damage and will again be the ones to setup victory for South Africa.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Quinton de Kock is the most expensive fantasy player on many DFS sites, but he is worth every penny. Opening the batting gives him the maximum time to score runs, but his all-round abilities as the wicket-keeper give him an extra avenue for fantasy points. With the way the South African bowlers attack, there’s likely to be a few nicks for him to cling on to.

Kagiso Rabada played second-fiddle to Dale Steyn in the first ODI, but the torch has certainly been passed and Rabada remains the most dangerous bowler in the South African attack. Back him to bounce back and have a big game.

Glenn Maxwell is always a key player for Australia. He should get an opportunity to bowl a few overs on the Adelaide wicket, and his batting is due for a big score. He’s a true triple threat with his fielding abilities, so he’s definitely worth fitting into your lineup.

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Australia (probable XI): 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Travis Head, 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Chris Lynn, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood

South Africa (probable XI): 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Aiden Markram, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 David Miller, 6 Heinrich Klaasen, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Dale Steyn, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Imran Tahir

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