India vs South Africa 2019: 1st Test – South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI; It has been a decent tour for South Africa so far, having a drawn T20I series in their basket. Now, they would like to make things fall in place in longer version of the game as well. This time, it will be Faf du Plessis in the action, who will be leading the South African team. Ahead of the first Test, let’s have a look at predicted XI of the South African team.
Here is South Africa Predicted Playing XI:
1. Dean Elgar:
The left-handed batsman has always been at his best against Indian National Cricket Team. The classy batsman has delivered the goods for his side under tough conditions as well. Now, with Hashim Amla away from the game, South Africa would rely on this man.
2. Aiden Makram:
He is their in-form batsman, who is heading into the game on the back of a stunning century. The flamboyant batsman is eager to deliver goods for the team and make things fall in place. And also, he will be helpful with the ball as well.
3. Faf du Plessis:
The South Africa skipper would be eager to prove his mettle against the Indian team. He already toured India earlier and this time, he would like to use all his experience to counter the spin conditions of Visakhapatnam.
4. Temba Bavuma:
He is the vice-captain of the team and there will be a lot of pressure on the youngster during the course of the game. Bavuma has always been a fighter and would like to replicate the same against Indians as well.
5. Quinton de Kock:
This left-handed batsman is pretty much crucial for the proteas down the order as he is capable of making the things turn quickly in mean overs. His IPL experience is always a countable option. His wicket-keeping is very helpful as the wicket would offer much turn.
6. De Bruyn:
This young South African batsman has got one more precious opportunity to showcase his talent of getting crucial knocks in tough situations. He can make use of this long format to a full extent if he gets going. Most probably he would get the nod ahead of Klassen.
7. Keshav Maharaj:
It is always a reliable option for proteas to have Keshav in the team as the Wicket offers a decent turn which was much helpful for a player of such kind. He can make use of the conditions much quickly and can trouble the batsmen with his sensible spell. Besides that, he is a decent lower-order batsman.
8. Dane Piedt:
He is always a good option for the team as he is a specialist in delivering the breakthroughs in tougher situations which would change the course of the match. It is a bit exciting to see how he would perform in tandem alongside Keshav Maharaj.
9. Lungi Ngidi:
This speedster is always a threatening point for the opponent and a lethal weapon for the proteas. He is a specialist in providing breakthroughs in the initial overs which will break the momentum of the opponent.
10. Kagiso Rabada:
It would be a great surprise if we don’t see this bowler in the action. This dynamic bowler is gently known as swing specialist, he could be a vital bowler for the proteas with the new ball up front. Besides that, he has good records against India.
11. Vernon Philander:
This experienced campaigner always plays a crucial role in the team and is majorly known for his sensational spells with both new and old ball. He always performs to his best irrespective of the opponent.