Thorny South Africa take on the conquering England
ENGLAND will win the match
South Africa is going through a turmoil with a lot of off field issues with the suspension of Cricket South Africa and racism talks around the board. They will be delighted after the tour went ahead in this dire circumstances and will expect their on-field performances will soothe their wounds. South Africa team is on the rebuilding phase with a lot of new players showing a lot of promise with their performance. England on the other hand are looking a team on the mission. They have been on a roll in the last 3-4 years winning matches consistently and will look continue their domination.
Skipper Quinton De Kock was in red hot form during the recently concluded IPL scoring runs consistently at the top. Faf Du Plessis, Heinrich Klassen, and David Miller will be their experienced players expected to play a big role in the middle order. Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, and Van Der Dussen will look to prove themselves in this series and further strengthen their position in the team.
Their pace trio of Kagsio Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi was impressive with the ball in the IPL bowling at good pace. Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, and Keshav Maharaj will have a tough fight for the lead spinner`s role in the playing XI. All-rounders Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo will bowl the fifth bowler`s quota of overs.
Top players to bet on:
Quinton De Kock – De Kock scored over 450 runs at a good strike arte of 150+ for the Mumbai Indians and played a vital role in leading title triumph. He will be high on confidence and will look to inspire Proteas in this series.
Kagiso Rabada – Rabada took 30 wickets in the 16 matches and will look to replicate his success with the ball in this series too. Rabada will be excited with the helpful conditions on offer in his South Africa.
Quinton De Kock (C & wk), Faf Du Plessis, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Rassie Van Der Dussen, JJ Smuts, Kagsio Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius
Quinton de Kock, PJ van Biljon, George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, B Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma
England has one of the most versatile T20I teams with attacking batsmen from No.1 to No.7. Johnny Bairstow and Jos Buttler will take the opening slot with numero uno ranked Dawid Malan expected to come in at No.3. Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, and Sam Billings will form their middle order batting.
Pacers Jofra Archer, Mark wood, and Chris Jordan will form a deadly combination that is capable of delivering at any point of the match. Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali are the spinners in the squad. Sam Curran, Tom Curran, and Reece Topley will look to make a mark in this series and establish themselves in the squad.
Top players to bet on:
Eoin Morgan – Morgan has been one of most improved player in terms of strike rate for the England team. His aggressive style of batting in the middle overs will gave leeway for the opposition during any phase o0f the match.
Jofra Archer – Archer was awarded the most impactful player in the IPL with him terrorizing the batsmen with pace and bounce. He also used the long handle to great effect to hit some maximums in the crucial moments.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Johnny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran/Moeen Ali
Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, AU Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0 mm.||6.77 k/h||From: SE||17%|
|03h||15||0 mm.||4.42 k/h||From: ESE||39%|
|06h||16||0 mm.||3.43 k/h||From: ESE||57%|
|09h||21||0 mm.||2.65 k/h||From: SSE||99%|
|12h||24||0 mm.||4.46 k/h||From: S||99%|
|15h||23||0 mm.||7.04 k/h||From: SSE||98%|
|18h||20||0 mm.||6.78 k/h||From: SSE||99%|
|21h||18||0 mm.||6.08 k/h||From: SE||100%|
Cape Town is expected to have a cloudy and humid weather on the match day but the weather forecasters have said no rain is expected. We can expect a full match with no rain interruptions whatsoever.
Newlands pitch is expected to favor the batsmen and they are will enjoy batting here with true bounce and pace on offer. We can expect scores around 160-180 runs in this pitch and the pitch is expected to stay the same throughout the match.
Chasing teams have 13-7 win-loss ratio at this venue and we expect both captains to bowl first in this match. Teams will unaware of the safe target on this venue.
England has one of the strongest batting and bowling attacks and their results show their class and consistency over the last 2-3 years’ timeframe. South Africa on the other hand will rely on their experienced players to guide their youngsters in the high voltage clash. England players have vast experience playing across different leagues and international matches after the pandemic while this be South Africa `s first match since the pandemic. We expect England to win this match owing to their strong team composition and match readiness.
ENGLAND will win the match