SA vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: South Africa vs England 2nd T20I – 29 November (Paarl). This game is going to be Do or Die for the hosts where England can seal the series with a win.
Hosts South Africa will take on England in the 2nd 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 lost the first game of the series and, a defeat here will be curtains for them. The batting of the side performed really well with the likes of Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock. However, the bowling needs to step up in this game against the strong batting line-up of England. This game is going to be a Do or Die game for the side.
England were brilliant in the last game and, a win here will seal the series for them. Sam Curran was in fine form with the ball whereas, Bairstow was brilliant with the bat. The full English side is filled with match-winners, and this should be an easy game for them again. However, the form of Jason Roy is a concern for the side.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The pacers get some movement on this track, but overall it’s a decent wicket to bat on with, the average 1st innings score being 159.
Total T20 Domestic Games Played: 22; Bat 1st Won: 12; Bat 2nd Won: 10
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/ Pite van Bilijon, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje/Beuran Hendricks, 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/Tom Curran.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: South Africa vs England Second T20I Match
Date and Time: 29 November, Sunday- 6:00 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
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 Lungi Ngidi
- 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 and Buttler are world-class players and do not need any stats to prove their class. Buttler’s T20 S/R is above 140 whereas, Quinton has scored at an average of 31.40 in this format.
[You can pick Jonny Bairstow instead of Jos Buttler as well]
SA vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Faf du Plessis will be our batsman from South Africa. Faf is coming on the back of a brilliant IPL, and he scored a brilliant half-century in the last game as well. He has scored 1465 T20I runs at an average of 34.88.
Dawid Malan and Jason Roy will be our batsmen from England. Both of them failed in the last game but, they are brilliant T20 players. Malan is the No.1 ranked T20I batsman whereas, Roy has been a white-ball prodigy. Malan has scored 701 T20I runs at an average of 46.73 whereas, his S/R has been 144.54. Roy, on the other hand, has an S/R of 146.78 as an opener.
SA vs ENG Fantasy All-Rounders
Ben Stokes and Sam Curran will be our all-rounders from England. Curran picked three wickets in the last game whereas, Stokes batted beautifully as well. Both of them are coming on the back of a constructive IPL season, and are beautiful players.
SA vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
From South Africa, the duo of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi will make it into our team. Ngidi has been the best bowler T20I bowler of the side in 2020 whereas, Rabada is a world-class bowler. Lungi now has picked 15 T20I wickets in 7 games this year whereas, Rabada won the IPL 2020 purple cap. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan will be our bowlers from England. Jordan has been the joint best T20I bowler of the side in 2020 whereas, Jofra has won the IPL 2020 MVP award. Jordan 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 Sam Curran
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