South Africa vs England 1st T20I match Preview

 

 

After having 3 matches earlier today, what could be a better way to end this super friday with another T20I? England are all set to face South Africa in the third match and 2nd T20I of the day. South Africa last featured in a limited-overs series against Australia in February and March this year. England has had more cricketing action, and they were last seen in the limited-overs tour against Australia in September 2020.It will be interesting to see how the Proteas perform amidst an internal conflict in their cricketing board.

Match Details:

Date:

27th November 2020 (Friday)

Time:

09:30 PM (IST), 04:00 PM (GMT), 06:00 PM (Local)

What To Expect:

It’s likely to be cloudy in Cape Town on the day of the match. The temperature is likely to be at around 23 degrees Celsius during the match. No rain is expected during the game.

South Africa:

 

Quinton De Kock and Reeza Hendricks are likely to open the batting for the Proteas, with Rassie van der Dussen and Faf Du Plessis set to follow them. Heinrich Klaasen should make it to the playing XI on the back of his impressive performances in the ODI series against Australia. Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Anrich Nortje will be the side’s main pacers alongside Pretorius. Tabraiz Shamsi will likely be the side’s main spinner. Andile Pheklukawayo could replace Reeza Hendricks if the team want to play an extra bowler.

South Africa Predicted Playing XI:

Quinton De Kock (C/WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Faf Du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Pheklukawayo/Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Anrich Nortje.

England:

 

England may face a selection crisis at the top of the order. With some of their main players returning to the side, England has to decide if Jos Buttler should open the batting. Jason Roy is more likely to open with Buttler than Jonny Bairstow, who had a rather inconsistent IPL season. Sam Curran should feature as the side’s main all-rounder ahead of Tom Curran. Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, and Adil Rashid are also sure to feature in the playing XI. It will be a toss-up between Reece Topley and Mark Wood for the third specialist pacer slot.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jos Buttler (WK), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow/ Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood.

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