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Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, England

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Toss Winner - South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first

South Africa beat England by 62 runs

England to host South Africa for the 3-ODI series after a 2-1 loss against India.

  • England Lost both T20I and ODI series against India at home this month.
  • South Africa have lost 2 of their last 3 ODI series including the last one at home against Bangladesh.
  • England has 4 victories in the last 5 matches against South Africa at home.

We predict that England will defeat South Africa.

Tournament: England vs South Africa 2022 | Format: ODI | Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, England | Toss: To Bat

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England is all set to play South Africa in the 3-ODI series at home. The first ODI between these two is scheduled to take place at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on 19th July from 5:30 pm onwards. Both teams have lost their last ODI series at their respective homes. England was beaten 2-1 by India while South Africa lost to Bangladesh by the same margin. 

The white ball schedule of England has been very busy since June. They have played 9 games including 3 T20Is since June 17, 2022. They thrashed Netherlands 3-0 followed by a 2-1 defeat in both T20I and ODI series against India. They also won a Test against India in this busy schedule. Unfortunately, they lost their last ODI to India by 5 wickets after Hardik Pandya’s all-around show and Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 125 at Manchester. South Africa will be playing their first ODI since March. They hosted Bangladesh for a 3-ODI series which they lost 2-1. SA played 2 practice games against England Lions. Surprisingly they lost the first game by 6 wickets defending 319 runs. But they bounced back in the second game to register a 107 runs victory followed by Henrich Klassen’s 123-off 85 balls. 

In the last ODI between these two, England beat SA at Johannesburg by 2 wickets chasing 257 runs. Adil Rashid who is making a comeback in the upcoming series took 3 wickets for 51 in this game to take the player of the match trophy. England drew that series 1-1. 

England Preview

England players must be tired of playing cricket after 10 games in the last 30 days. And it can be seen by the performance against India. Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, and Joe Root will need to forget the subpar performance against India. The trio added 120 runs in 3 games. While Jason Roy registered two 30-plus scores, Joe Root came up with 0,11, and 0. Clearly, those 10 plus Test hundreds are not working for him in limited over format.  Roy’s record versus SA is very poor. In 12 matches he is averaging 19.63. England should think of Philip Salt’s inclusion over Roy. SA must be worried about Jonny Bairstow’s record at Chester-le-Street. Bairstow has scored 311 runs in 4 innings at an average of 103.66, 1 century, and 2 half-centuries.

England has big hitters in the middle order. Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Liam Livingstone. Skipper Buttler scored a half-century in the last ODI against India. Stoke and Livingstone averaged below 20 in 3 games. It was Moeen Ali at number 7 who provided the support to take England to comfortable totals in 2 out of three games. Ali was the leading run-scorer of the ODI series with 95 runs at an average of 31.67. But Ali failed to justify the all-rounder role. 

Reese Topley, David Willey, and Brydon Carse will lead the pace attack. Topley was the leading wicket-taker of the series with 9 wickets at an average of 9. His 6 wickets for 24 at The Lords helped England register their only win. David Willey couldn’t find the mojo in the series with the ball. He took just a wicket but scored 80 runs with the bat (more than Roy, Bairstow, Livingstone, and Stokes). Willey is the leading wicket-taker at Chester-le-Street. He has 9 wickets in 3 matches at an average of 15.22. The addition of Adil Rashid might get Craig Overton sidelined on the bench. 

Key Players: Reece Topley, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Butler

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley.

England Actual Playing XI:

Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Brydon Carse, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Matty Pots, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes

South Africa Preview

South Africa will be roping in to take the field without their regular skipper Temba Bavuma. Besides that, Quinton de Kock didn’t take part in the practice games because of a bruised finger. It will be a difficult task for Keshav Maharaj to take on England. Janeman Malan will open with Kyle Verreyenne if de Kock is not available. Malan scored a century in the first practice game but Verreyenne came up with just 16 runs. Rassie van der Dussen was SA’s leading run scorer against Bangladesh. He scored 98 runs at an average of 49. Dussen also scored a half-century in the practice game. Forget that, Van der Dussen averages 71.84 in 29 innings of ODIs.  

Aiden Markram, Henrich Klassen, and David Miller will take the charge in the middle. Klassen scored a century and a half-century in the practice game. Markram missed the India tour with Covid. His performance in the practice games showed that he is still in the phase to get back in his form. Surprisingly Andile Phehlukwayo scored 80 runs in the practice games at a strike rate of 130. Since he will be playing all games, SA can experiment with his position.

Kagiso Rabada led the bowling attack against Bangladesh. He was the leading wicket-taker against Bangladesh with 6 wickets at an average of 22.16. SA has been playing two spinners for a long time. Maharaj will team up with Tabraiz Shamsi. SA’s bowling performance in the practice game was sub-par. Shamsi and Maharaj were the only standouts with 3 wickets each. 

Key Players: Rassie Van der Dussen, Henrich Klassen, Kagiso Rabada

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Kehav Maharaj (C), Reeza Hendricks, Henrich Klassen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Marco Jansen, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Heinrich Klaasen, Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock, Tabraiz Shamsi, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Rassie van der Dussen

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
03h
20
0 mm.
1.95 k/h
From: SSW
67%
06h
21
0 mm.
2.79 k/h
From: SSW
71%
09h
26
0.29 mm.
4.65 k/h
From: S
84%
12h
34
0.45 mm.
6.17 k/h
From: S
96%
15h
37
0.11 mm.
7.09 k/h
From: SSW
74%
18h
30
0 mm.
4.69 k/h
From: WNW
73%
21h
24
0 mm.
2.07 k/h
From: WNW
97%

Weather Conditions

The weather will be partly cloudy with a 60% chance of rain. The temperature will range between 18 and 37°C. The wind will be flowing from the west at 16-24 kmh. The pitch is a batting paradise because of its shorter boundaries and high altitude. We have seen many big scores and successful chases at Chinnaswamy stadium.

Venue Details

The 1st ODI between England and South Africa will be played at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. The venue holds a capacity of 17000 spectators and has hosted 6 tests, 20 ODIs & 3 T20Is so far. It is the home ground for Durham. 

Toss: To Bat

In 3 T20Is, teams have successfully defended the target on 2 occasions. The average first innings score is 163, 16 more than the second. The team winning the toss should Bat first.

Chester-le-Street is England’s favorite ground. They have a 69.23% winning ratio here. That's 9 games in 13 results. They have won last 4 out of 5 games played at this ground. The last defeat came back in 2014 against Sri Lanka. South Africa is just coming from a 2-1 loss against England. Their record on English soil is not that great. They have lost 4 of the last 5 games here.

We predict that England will defeat South Africa.

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