SA vs ENG Squads, Predicted Playing XI, Schedule, Where to Watch and All Details of South Africa vs England ODI Series
Updated on: Jan 25, 2023 4:38 pm IST
SA vs ENG: South Africa will host World Champions England in a 3 match ODI series starting on Friday, 27 January. The two sides will kick things off in the first game at Bloemfontein. Things may be looking good for the Lions in the test arena thanks to Bazball but they are heading into this contest on the back of a 3-0 defeat versus Australia in ODIs.
South Africa, on the other hand, need to whitewash England in order to qualify for the 50-over World Cup automatically. The other teams in the race are Netherlands, Ireland, and Sri Lanka. If results don’t go their way, the Proteas might have to play a qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe.
South Africa Squad for the SA vs ENG Series
Temba Bavuma will be leading the side and will open the innings with Quinton de Kock. There are hardly any surprises in terms of team selection but for Sisanda Magala who makes a return after playing a solitary series in 2021. South Africa have a solid middle order in Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, and David Miller. Wayne Parnell and Marco Jansen are the two all-rounders named.
Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj will vie for the spinner’s spot. Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi are all capable of breathing fire in home conditions. With Mark Boucher’s departure after the T20 World Cup, Shukri Conrad has been named the head coach for this series while Rob Walter finishes his assignment with Central Stags in New Zealand.
South Africa Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
SA Predicted Playing 11
1. Quinton de Kock
2. Temba Bavuma (C)
3. Rassie van der Dussen
4. Aiden Markram
5. Heinrich Klaasen
6. David Miller
7. Marco Jansen
8. Wayne Parnell
9. Keshav Maharaj
10. Kagiso Rabada
11. Anrich Nortje
England Squad for the SA vs ENG Series
The biggest news from the English camp is the return of Jofra Archer. He is certainly a crowd puller who will feast on these pitches. England have great depth in their squad with perhaps Ben Duckett the only surprise selection. They boast of a fierce batting lineup with skipper Buttler and Harry Brook in prime form. Moeen Ali and Rashid Ali continue to befuddle batsmen with their slow bowling. Matthew Mott is the white ball coach who reckons Ben Stokes can come out of retirement anytime he wants.
England Squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes
England Predicted Playing 11
1. Phil Salt
2. Jason Roy
3. Dawid Malan
4. Harry Brook
5. Jos Buttler
6. Moeen Ali
7. Chris Woakes
8. Sam Curran
9. Adil Rashid
10. Jofra Archer
11. Reece Topley
South Africa vs England Schedule
|South Africa vs England, 1st ODI||
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
|Jan 27, 1630 Hrs IST|
|South Africa vs England, 2nd ODI||Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein||Jan 29, 1330 Hrs IST|
|South Africa vs England, 3rd ODI||Diamond Oval, Kimberley||Feb 01, 1630 Hrs IST|
Where to Watch South Africa vs England Matches?
You can follow this white ball series on Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv app.