COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Australia vs South Africa on November 17
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After being overhauled in the ODI series, the hosts Australia will now hope for a turnaround in the shortest format when they face South Africa in the one-off T20I. Australia have won nine and lost six out of 15 T20I matches they have played this year. Their most recent T20I assignment was against Pakistan in the UAE. They ended up losing the three-match series 0-3. Despite this, they will take a few positives from their record against the Proteas. South Africa have won three and as and lost three from the six T20I matches they have played so far in 2018. Two of the three wins were registered against a low ranked Zimbabwe team. However, since South Africa have defeated the hosts in the ODI series, the momentum will be with them. Both teams have played 17 T20I matches against each other. Australia have managed to emerge victorious on eleven occasions while South Africa have won the remaining six encounters. In the matches played in Australia, the hosts lead the scoreline 5-1.
Best economical pick – With Mitchell Starc missing out due to injury, Billy Stanlake has been superb for the Australians. He took five wickets in two T20 internationals in UAE. Stanlake is a very good option as an opening bowler and if he is in the groove he could cause some serious problems for the South African top order.
Top captains & vice captains – David Miller is a man in form. After his explosive century that propelled the Proteas to a big total at Hobart, Tasmania, Miller will enter this match with momentum on his side. Miller is a proven T20 specialist and can hit the ball out of the park comfortably. As far as recent matches go, Marcus Stoinis has been Australia’s most impressive player. The all-rounder has bagged quite a few wickets and is probably the most prolific player in the Aussie side right now. Stoinis has proved in the past that he can bat and has rescued his side in numerous occasions. Pick him and he could have a big impact on the match on Saturday.
Smart pick – Chris Lynn is one of the most talented T20 batsmen there is in the world right now. With explosive innings which has given Australia some huge starts in the past, Lynn is most comfortable when he is hitting the ball out of the park. Pick Chris Lynn for his ability to score big in the shortest format of the game.
Cautious Pick – Although Aaron Finch is among the top ten run scorers in the shortest format of the game this year, he failed to come up worthy contributions in the T20I series against Pakistan. He managed to score only 4 runs in the 3 T20Is he played against Pakistan in the last series.
My XI – David Miller (Captain), Marcus Stoinis (Vice-Captain), Billy Stanlake, Chris Lynn, Faf du Plessis, Andrew Tye, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Farhaan Behardien, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen