Welcome to We know Cricket’s ENG vs SA 2019 Dream11 Team & Prediction, Playing 11, Match preview, and Team news. The first match of this WC will be played at The Oval. The teams involved are not historic rival or anything like that. The only thing common between them is the continued and long-lasting failure in performing at the biggest stage. The stakes cannot be any higher, this is it, let the festive season begin. Read on to find our match analysis and Dream 11 match predictions!


🤔  What Eng vs SA, 1st Match, WC 2019
📅 When 30th May, Thursday
📍 Where The Oval


Match Preview: Who is a bigger bottler at the biggest stage


This match is between two equals, two teams have never won the biggest prize in the game, two teams who have bottled again and again even after assembling the biggest superstars in the world. SA needs to get the choker tag out of their neck and England needs to remind everyone that they invented the sport.

England has not lost an official match since 2nd of March, since then, they have played 10 matches (8 ODIs and 2 T20Is). They did lose a warm-up match recently but then again who cares about warm-up matches except all of you, who are willing to play on any match available on dream11. South Africa is not too far, they have not lost since 3rd of March, playing 8 matches in the process. They have also performed well in the warm-up matches, which is not a surprise considering that their home pitch conditions are similar at this time of the year


WeKnowcricket’s Hot Take 🔥

Will it be bottling if SA underachieves again? We have heard this too many times in recent years, SA bottles at the biggest stage and looking at their squad it is hard to argue but we don’t think that is the case. SA loses to a better team and we call it bottling. Today they play against England, who in our opinion have a much much better squad. Looking at the format only 4 teams will go to the next round and we simply don’t think that they will.


Let’s see which players you should have and which ones to avoid in your Dream 11 Teams. 


Note: The ENG-SA 2019 Dream11 Team /Halaplay/My Team 11 fantasy league picks are based on various factors such as player performance, team momentum, form, pitch report, ground stats and most importantly, our experience of spending hours and hours in front of the Television watching and analyzing each and every cricket match!



ENG vs SA 2019: Pitch Report


  • Average 1st inning score: 231 Last five matches
  • In the recent matches bowling teams have been able to bowl out the batting team quite ofter


ENG vs SA 2019: Head to Head


The two teams have locked horns 59 times with SA leading the results. 

Total Matches Won by ENG Won by SA No results
59 26 29 1



Important Stats


England in Past WCs

  • 1975 – semi-final
  • 1979 – defeated finalists
  • 1983 – semi-final
  • 1987 – defeated finalists
  • 1992 – defeated finalists
  • 1996 – quarter-finals
  • 1999 – group stage
  • 2003 – group stage
  • 2007 – final eight
  • 2011 – quarter-finals
  • 2015 – group stage

SA in Past WCs

  • 1975 – Did not participate (Fun fact: East Africa participated and got knocked out in group stage)
  • 1979 – Did not participate
  • 1983 – Did not participate
  • 1987 – Did not participate
  • 1992 – semi-finals
  • 1996 – quarter-finals
  • 1999 – semi-final
  • 2003 – group stage
  • 2007 – semi-final
  • 2011 – quarter-finals
  • 2015 – semi-final


ENG vs SA 2019: Squad


ENG Squad:

Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.


SA Squad:

Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen



ENG vs SA 2019: Playing 11 and Team News



  • Jofra Archer and Liam Dawson included as Willey and Denly left out

ENG 2019 Playing XI: Jason Roy, Johny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood.


South Africa

  • Amla recalled in place of Hendricks

SA 2019 Playing XI: Faf du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, and Rassie van der Dussen


ENG vs SA 2019 Dream11 Team & Suggestions:


Wicket-keeper: Three wonderful options here, Buttler, De Cock, and Bairstow. All three will play, all three are top class but only one can be selected. Our suggestion is De Cock, he just completed his wonderful year with Mumbai, he is 5th in ODI rankings and more importantly, he is a better ODI player than the other two candidates 


Batsmen: Four batsmen for today’s 11, two from each team. From England, we have Jason Roy and Joe Root. Jason, he has scored 286 runs in the 5 innings he played on this pitch and was the first name on our dream 11 teams. Root needs no introduction, he is the best England batsman along with Cook in the last decade. If you have read our previous articles, you will know, we value consistency and who is more consistent the Du Plessis, he also had a good season with CSK and looks in good touch all round. Our last pick is Mr. Miller, he has gone under the radar in recent years but from the South African team, he is the best option considering Amla’s record at this ground and Aiden has never played here before. You can add one extra England batsmen here


All-rounders: From South Africa Chris Morris and Phehlukwayo are two glaring options, we have gone for Phehlukwayo, even with limited opportunities, he has a much better record than Morris. England representatives are Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes, obvious choices we know.


Bowlers: Things get a little tricky here, a lot of options but no obvious picks apart from Rabada. Amongst Woakes, Wood, and Curran, we have gone for Curran. The only spinner in the lineup is Mr. Adil Rashid.


Captain & Vice Captain: De Cock, Rabada, and Faf are good choices


ENG vs SA 2019 Dream11 Team Suggestion #1:

De Cock, Root, Roy, Miller, Du Plessis, Ali, Stokes, Phehlukwayo, Rabada, Rashid, and Curran

Captain: du Plessis VC: Curran


ENG vs SA 2019 Dream11 Team Suggestion #2:

Buttler, Roy, Root, du Plessis, Stokes, Morris, Phehlukwayo, Curran, Woakes, Rabada, and Rashid

Captain: De Cock VC: Pandya



ENG vs SA 2019: Match Prediction

Close victory for the teams the bats second.

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*Disclaimer: The ENG vs SA 2019 Dream11 Team and fantasy league predictions are based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. Feel free to take a look at the suggestions but make the final decisions yourself.

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