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| On Updated : Dec 6, 2020 11:00 AM IST

SA vs ENG Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today 1st ODI Match 6 December

SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: After the cancellation of scheduled opening match at Newlands, teams are now all set to begin the series at Boland Park in Paarl today. Teams could be thinking more about two back to back T20 world cups that are scheduled in next 24 months but any ODI bilateral series carry significance of some sort. With ODI Super League points at stake for the qualification of 2023 ODI world cup in India, South Africa and England will resume their rivalry in slightly longer format. We will preview SA vs ENG Dream11 contest.

Some key players will be missing from both the side because of various reasons. Kagiso Rabada is injured while Faf du Plessis has been released from the squad keeping in mind his workload. This will provide the perfect opportunity to youngsters to seal their spots in a long-run. Andile Phehlukwayo and David Miller are back with the squad and both are likely to feature in today’s playing XI.

For the tourists, this has been a straightforward tour so far. Joe Root will be back playing after a gap of close to 3 months while Jonny Bairstow will be opening again. Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes have been rested from this series and Olly Stone is likely get opportunities in the series. Sam Billings has had a pretty good series playing at number 6 against Australia.

In head-to-head comparisons, competition between these two sides in ODIs has been neck and neck. South Africa have won 30 matches while England have prevailed on 28 occasions in 63 matches played between them. When England visited rainbow nation earlier in the year, ODI series was tied at 1-1 after one match was washed out.

Pitch and Conditions

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A fresh pitch will be in use today at Boland Park which should provide good batting conditions. Although there was live grass before the match, but in all likelihood, that will be removed in the morning. Boundaries will remain easier to clear on one side of the ground compared to the other. A sunny day is expected in Paarl weather wise today.


SA vs ENG Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: South Africa Vs England, 1st ODI

Competition: England tour of South Africa 2020-21, ODI Series

Date: 6th December 2020

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Stadium: Boland Park, Paarl


Head to Head (Last 5 games)

South Africa: 02, England: 02, NR: 01


Recent Form

South Africa: WWWLW
England: LWLLW


Last Match at the Venue

South Africa (291/7, 50 Overs) beat Australia (217, 45.1 Overs) by 74 runs, 29th February 2020.


SA vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and SA Vs ENG Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

South Africa Team News

  • There are quite a few routes that South Africa can take for make-up of their playing XI today.
  • Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan are likely to open the proceedings for the hosts while Jon-Jon Smuts will have the responsibility to bat at number 3 in absence of Faf du Plessis. Rassie van der Dussen will be their link between top and lower-middle order.
  • Kyle Verreynne is looking confirm to start while one of David Miller or Heinrich Klaasen will play. George Linde is ahead in the race for no 7 as another dry surface is expected today at Paarl.
  • Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Junior Dala will be their fast-bowlers while Tabraiz Shamsi will be only specialist spinner in our SA vs ENG Dream11 predictions.

SA Playing 11 (Probable)

Quinton de Kock
Janneman Malan
Jon-Jon Smuts
Rassie van der Dussen
Kyle Verreynne
Heinrich Klaasen
George Linde
Lungi Ngidi
Junior Dala
Anrich Nortje
Tabraiz Shamsi

England Team News

  • English side is far more settled than South Africa in this format as well.
  • Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will be opening for them while Joe Root will bat one-drop to round off a strong top 3 for the world champions.
  • Eoin Morgan will be again a key component of the middle order while Jos Buttler and Sam Billings complement each other well together. Moeen Ali is likely to get a node ahead of Tom Curran at no 7 position.
  • Chris Woakes will be back in England colours along with Mark Wood. Olly Stone will be their third seamer while Adil Rashid will look to continue the good work from the T20Is.

ENG Playing 11 (Probable)

Jason Roy
Jonny Bairstow
Joe Root
Eoin Morgan
Jos Buttler
Sam Billings
Moeen Ali
Chris Woakes
Adil Rashid
Mark Wood
Olly Stone


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Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • Tabraiz Shamsi is a premier option today from the South African lineup. He has been impressive in T20s as well but stats at Paarl suggest that wrist-spin is a handy skill to have in your armory at this venue. In last 5 years, this type of bowlers had the best economy rate and best average of all types of bowlers.
  • Jonny Bairstow will be back at his preferred position in limited overs formats. He is in brilliant form in ODIs with two scores of 112 and 84 behind him in the series against Australia in September.
  • Adil Rashid is England’s game-changer in the middle overs. Being a leg-spinner, he is likely to get more purchase out of the surface today. Apart from that, South Africa have plenty of inexperience in their middle order which augurs well for the prospects of Adil Rashid.

For Grand Leagues

  • Quinton de Kock has failed to build upon his starts in the T20I series and will be looking to correct the same in this ODI series. He will have to play Moeen Ali in a crucial match-up if he survives initial bursts from Chris Woakes and Mark Wood. With wicket-keeping points also up for grabs, he is a standout option for the grand leagues.
  • Chris Woakes has been England’s unsung hero in many ways. He was instrumental in their WC triumph last year. Apart from his bowling credentials, his runs down the order have proved crucial on many occasions. He scalped 6 wickets in the series against Australia and also triggered an Australian collapse in the second ODI.

Who will win SA vs ENG Today Match Prediction?

As per our Today Match Prediction, England are outright favourites to win this encounter. There are no other ways you can put this up on the board. With the depth and quality that England have, South Africa will find it very hard to compete. But as they say in cricket, it’s never over until it’s over!

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