SA vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: South Africa vs England 1st T20I – 27 November (Cape Town). Two teams who met each other in February are up against each other again in this anticipated series.
Hosts South Africa will take on England in the 1st T20I match of the three matches T20I series. Two teams with some big hitters of the game are up against each other in the shortest format of the game.
South Africa have not done well in the T20 format lately and, they would want to turn things around before the T20 World Cup. The batting is going to rely on Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis, who can are coming on the back of a decent IPL. Kagiso Rabada will lead the bowling line-up along with Norje, Ngidi and, Shamsi. The Proteas would want to start the tournament with a win.
England have always performed well in this format of the game and, the pitches here will suit their cause as well. They have a sweet headache of choosing the playing 11 as they have a lot of valuable options available in their ranks. Jofra Archer will lead the bowling line-up of the side after winning the IPL 2020 MVP award. This team has all of its bases covered before the series.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The pacers get some movement on this track, but overall it’s a good wicket to bat on with, the average 1st innings score being 154.
Total T20I Games Played: 19; Bat 1st Won: 6; Bat 2nd Won: 13
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
South Africa – Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius/Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
England – Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: South Africa vs England First T20I Match
Date and Time: 27 November, Friday- 9:30 PM IST
Venue: The Newlands, Cape Town.
Where to Watch: Star Sports Select
Top 4 Batting Order
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, and Rassie van der Dussen.
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Dawid Malan.
Death Over Specialists
- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje
- Jofra Archer vs Chris Jordan
SA vs ENG Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Quinton de Kock and Jos Buttler will be our wicket-keepers in this game. De Kock has scored 206 T20I runs in 2020 at an average of 34.67 whereas, Buttler has scored 195 runs at an average of 48.75. Both of them are genuine match-winners and have the ability to change the course of the game.
SA vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Faf du Plessis will be our batsman from South Africa. Faf is coming on the back of a really good IPL where he scored the maximum runs for his side. He is an experienced campaigner and must be selected.
Dawid Malan and Jason Roy will be our batsmen from England. Malan is the No.1 ranked T20I batsman whereas, Roy has been a prodigy of white-ball cricket. Malan has scored 465 T20I runs at an average of 48.71 whereas, his S/R has been 146.67. Roy, on the other hand, has an S/R of 147.28 as an opener. Both of them are destructive T20 players.
SA vs ENG Fantasy All-Rounders
Ben Stokes will be our all-rounder from England. Stokes is back on international duty after a little break and, he is a world-class player. He proved his batting form by scoring a hundred in the IPL whereas, he is a wicket-taker as well. Ben just cannot be dropped at any cost.
SA vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
From South Africa, the trio of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Anrich Nortje will make it into our team. Ngidi has been the best bowler T20I bowler of the side in 2020 with 13 wickets in 6 games. The duo of Rabada and Nortje is coming on the back of a brilliant IPL. Kagiso was the highest wicket-taker with 30 wickets whereas, Nortje also had 22 scalps. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid will be our bowlers from England. Rashid has been the best T20I bowler of the side in 2020 whereas, Jofra has won the IPL 2020 MVP award. Adil has picked 10 T20I wickets this season, whereas Archer is also a wicket-taking machine. Both of them are genuine T20 match winners.
Match Prediction: England are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Quinton de Kock and Ben Stokes
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jos Buttler and Jason Roy
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