February 28, 2018
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SA vs AUS 1st Test Match Prediction-Fantasy Team News

By Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

South Africa vs Australia 1st Test Dream 11 Fantasy Team Predictions

Australia Tour of South Africa, 2018

The 4 matches test series between South Africa and Australia begins tomorrow. The first test match will be played tomorrow at Kingsmead Durban. Both the teams have named their squad ahead of the match. While Australia will thrive on its pace attack and inform skipper Steve Smith who is in magnificent form, South Africa is planning to go with slower pitches and full-strength squad to beat Australia. overall, a good contest between bat and ball is expected to begin at Durban. The SA vs AUS match preview is listed below.

When and where:

Series- Australia tour of South Africa 2018

Venue- Kingsmead, Durban

Date and time- March 01-05; 10:00 AM Local; 01:30 PM IST

Pitch report:

South Africa has requested for slower pitches. The pitch is expected to favor spinners.

Venue Stats:

Avg 1st inn score-299

Avg 2nd inn score-266

Avg 3rd inn score-261

Avg 4th inn score-198

Highest Total-658/9 (166.2 Ov) by RSA vs WI

Lowest Total-66/10 (34.1 Ov) by Ind vs RSA

Highest Chased-340/5 (104.5 Ov) by RSA vs Aus

Lowest Defended-166/10 (79.3 Ov) by NZ vs RSA

SA Vs AUS Team News:


  • SA is expecting the return of veterans AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, and Vernon Philander who missed out on India
  • Faf du Plessis is expected to lead the team
  • SA is planning to go with an extra batsman-Theunis de  Bruyn may play this match
  • Temba Bavuma is still injured. He will not play this match


  • Skipper Steven Smith will lead the team
  • The skipper has announced to play with the same playing 11 that thrashed England by an inning at SCG

SA VS AUS Squad:


Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungisani Ngidi, Morne Morkel, Willem Mulder, Kagiso Rabada


Steven Smith(c), Jhye Richardson, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Lyon, Jon Holland, Chadd Sayers

SA Vs AUS Probable Playing 11:


Will update soon.


Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Key Players:


Aiden Markram

Dean Elgar

Hasim Amla

Keshav Maharaj

Kagiso Rabada


Mitchell Starc

Pat Cummins

Josh Hazlewood

Steve Smith

Please note: The SA vs AUS match preview we are providing here is based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own playing 11 from the squad listed above.

SA Vs AUS Dream 11 Team Predictions-

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Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.

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