Match and Pitch Condition
Weather: There is a very slight chance of rain so probably a full game is very likely. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 19°C (67 F).
Pitch Condition: Surprisingly, Northampton county ground had low average score in this year’s Royal Cup. The first innings average in three completed match was 242.
However, a better pitch can be expected and the first inning score to be better than the average.
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
England Lions (From): Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Daniel Bell-Drummond, James Vince (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Liam Livingstone, Liam Dawson, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Tom Curran, Steven Finn.
South Africa A (From): JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo (c), Heino Kuhn, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungisani Ngidi, Dane Paterson/Duanne Olivier.
- At the options where players are separated by slash ‘/’, the first player mentioned is the more likely to play.
My Dream11 pick
England Lions: James Vince (c), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Liam Dawson, Ben Foakes (wk), Ben Duckett, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Craig Overton, Steven Finn, Daniel Lawrence, George Garton.
South Africa A: Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Khaya Zondo (c), Heino Kuhn, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, JJ Smuts, Aiden Markram, Lungisani Ngidi, Duanne Olivier, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson, Jason Smith.