ENG vs SA Dream11: The final Pool A game is upon us, and it is a big one. Tournament favorites England will be up against South Africa at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Prior to this fixture, Australia will be looking horns to West Indies, and as per several takes, it’s the Aussies that are likely to get the win. That being said, the Temba Bavuma and co. will have to ensure an emphatic win against tough opposition and it could turn out to be an interesting watch. As of now, England is at the top of the pile with eight points. Australia is in second with six points. South Africa is in at third with six points as well, but an inferior Net Run Rate. With plenty left to play for, the upcoming fixture between England and South Africa can be considered as a virtual quarter-final. With both sides having ample quality in their locker, this could go right down the wire.
Fixture Name: England vs South Africa
Competition: ICC T20 World Cup
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
South Africa: WWW
Ground Details: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Pitch Report: The wicket at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium has been more towards the slower side of things ever since the IPL. The spinners can cause the batsmen some problems, and a first innings score of 150 can be considered as a winning total.
Toss Update: England won the toss and opted to bowl first.
WK: J Buttler
BAT: T Bavuma, T Hendricks, J Roy
AR: D Pretorious, M Ali, A Markram
BOW: A Rashid, C Jordan, K Rabada, A Nortje
South Africa will be the more eager team to get the win here, and they do have the tools to get the desired result. However, the Englan unit has functioned like a well-oiled machine, and has been the team to beat in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup this season. Given the firepower, England has, they will be the favorites heading into the fixture.
Jos Buttler and Jason Roy can be lethal with their ability to go big in the power play overs. Eoin Morgan also displayed character with the bat in the previous game. Meanwhile, Adil Rashid, and Moeen Ali will have a thing or two to say on the Sharjah wicket.
Jos Buttler has been the player of the tournament so far. The wicket-keeper batsman scored a scintillating unbeaten 100 against Sri Lanka in the last game and is in terrific form. Talking about his T20I Career in general. Buttler has scored 2085 runs from 86 T20Is, which includes 15 fifties, and a hundred.
Adil Rashid has been one of the standout figures through his wrist spin for England. Having featured in 66 T20Is, Adil Rashid has picked up 72 wickets, which includes two four-wicket hauls as well.
The pace duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje has been South Africa’s strength this season. Dwaine Pretorius and Tabrez Shamsi have also done well with their knack of picking wickets. The likes of Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, and Aiden Markram can have a significant role to play with the bat.
The front-line fast bowler picked up three wickets in the previous game versus Bangladesh and will be keen on taking the momentum forward. Talking about his T20I career in general, Kagiso Rabada has picked up 46 wickets from 39 appearances so far.
The nature of the wicket in Sharjah is bound to provide assistance to Tabraiz Shamsi. The left-arm wrist spinner has 55 wickets from 46 T20Is, which includes two, four-wicket hauls as well.
Quinton de Kock
Rassie van der Dussen
The much anticipated encounter between England and South Africa will be available to watch on Star Sports and Hotstar.
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