Host South Africa eye series victory at the Wanderers!
South Africa to win this game!
South Africa will be looking to seal the one-day series when they take on England in the third and final game of the series at The Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday. Captain Quinton de Kock will be hoping that side can keep the momentum going and clinch a famous series win against World Champions England. The home side will need to guard against complacency and maintain their standards in this series finale.
On the other hand, Eoin Morgan-led unit will need to bring their A-game to the table to level the three-match one-day series. The previous game played at Kingsmead in Durban was abandoned due to heavy rains.
The home side will be confident of doing well in this third and final game of the series. South Africa has a formidable record in limited-overs cricket at this venue. They have won eight out of their last nine one-day games played at The Wanderers. Quinton de Kock and co. will rue the fact that the persisted rains at Durban meant that the second game was abandoned. South Africa are 1-0 up in the three-match one-day series and will be keen to clinch the one-day series.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen to deliver the bulk of runs. Debutant Temba Bavuma has been a standout player for the side and is currently the batting chart for South Africa in this series. He has accumulated 119 runs at an average of 59.50.
Besides, Quinton de Kock has continued his remarkable form from the Test series and smashed a splendid century at Newlands to help the side beat England in the opening game. Opener Reeza Hendricks has not done much with the bat and will be keen to make an impression with the bat in this series finale. Middle-order comprising of Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts and David Miller will be given the task to pile on the runs in the later stages of the innings.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo to make crucial breakthroughs. In the opening game, left-arm Chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa and finished with three wickets to his name.
David Miller, JJ Smuts, Quinton de Kock (captain & wk), Temba Bavuma, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla
JJ Smuts, Quinton de Kock, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, B Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen
Eoin Morgan and co. will be keen to make amends for their mistakes in the opening game. The side is likely to make changes to their playing XI for this game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the experienced trio of Jason Roy, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan to do the bulk of the scoring. Openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will certainly enjoy the conditions at The Wanderers. Joe Denly, Tom Banton and Sam Curran will need to make notable contributions for the side in this fixture. In the opening game, Joe Denly was the standout performer with the bat and smashed 87 runs off 103 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. He was well supported by all-rounder Chris Woakes, who chipped in with 40 runs off 42 balls with the help of two fours.
In his second game for England, Tom Banton also failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 18 runs off 23 balls with the help of three fours. In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan and Sam Curran to make breakthroughs with the new ball. Adil Rashid might come into the side for the final game of the series.
Eoin Morgan (captain), Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Jordan, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Tom Banton
Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Saqib Mahmood, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Tom Curran, Tom Banton, Joe Denly
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0.19 mm.||1.62 k/h||From: N||82%|
|03h||15||0 mm.||0.71 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|06h||19||0 mm.||2.67 k/h||From: NNE||6%|
|09h||25||0 mm.||3.28 k/h||From: N||0%|
|12h||29||0 mm.||2.61 k/h||From: NW||2%|
|15h||28||0 mm.||1.94 k/h||From: NNW||43%|
|18h||22||2.25 mm.||1.26 k/h||From: NE||71%|
|21h||19||6.25 mm.||2.61 k/h||From: N||100%|
For this Pink one-day game, expect a placid pitch prepared with plenty of runs for both teams. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to have late showers in the late afternoon.
The Wanderers in Johannesburg is going to host the third and final game of the one-day series between England and South Africa. The home side has a formidable record at this venue. South Africa have won 26 out of 35 one-day games played at The Wanderers.
On the other hand, England have won only two matches out of six played at this venue.
Both the teams will be keen to bat first and post a mammoth score on the board.The last four one-day games played at this venue have been won by sides batting second.
With the likes of Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen in excellent form with the bat, South Africa will be determined to put in a strong batting performance in this series finale.
However, the England batting lineup is deep and the clash will be massive. South Africa will be favorites to win this final game of the series against England.
South Africa to win this game!