Will South Africa Put Up a Formidable Show Against the Mighty Indians?
The Proteas are touring India for two months in 2019, and will play a series of 3 T20 Internationals and 3 Tests. The Proteas have called in a total of 3 new debutants into their teams, 3 each for T20 International series and the Test Series and that has made the Dream11 Prediction somewhat easier. While the South African team had failed to make it to the top 5 of the points table of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the Indian team went unbeaten through the tournament till the knockouts.
Therefore, it will be very important for South Africa to regain their lost valour on the field. South Africa has been losing the support of the cricket fans in South Africa itself, and the cricket fans of neutral venues are gradually moving away from the Proteas. The reason behind all this is the poor performance of the team on the field, which can be observed in the Proteas matches prior to the 2019 ICC World Cup. They lost test series against Sri lanka not only at home, but also in Sri Lanka as well, which is currently not a very strong team to battle with.
However, with the ICC World Test Championship already in progress, and South Africa being against one of their toughest opponents in cricket, the Live cricket score of any match isn’t likely to be missed by the fans and experts of the game. But the people managing the Proteas Cricket are well aware that after the departure of the senior players from the team, they need to initiate the restructuring of the team which has to begin in India at all costs. It is for this reason that the Proteas are playing unofficial One Day Internationals to give their youngsters an exposure to the conditions in the Subcontinent.
The India vs South Africa Schedule 2019 is to experiment with its possible combination of players and skippers, and India is one of the best places where they will get the best competition to screen out the poor performers. It is for this reason that Quinton de Kock has been given the charge of the T20I squad while the regular skipper of team, Faf du Plessis Will be leading the team in the World Test Championship. Also, the Proteas have relied a lot on their debutants through which they aim to surprise the Indians on the tour.
The South African squad, both Test and T20I looks somewhat balanced, except on the part of spin attack. The Proteas have a large pool of Pacers and bowling all rounders, but only a few spinners. Therefore, a lot will depend on how the batsmen perform against the Indian spin attack on Indian pitches. Should the South African batsmen fail to put up runs on the board, nothing much would left for the bowlers to do in the match because the Indian batting line up is lethal with the all rounders coming to bat till number 8. Hence, whether the Proteas can put up a show in India depends a lot on how their experienced players perform – most of whom are world class batsmen.