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
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.
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
South Africa: WWWLW
Last Match at the Venue
South Africa (291/7, 50 Overs) beat Australia (217, 45.1 Overs) by 74 runs, 29th February 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and SA Vs ENG Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
South Africa Team News
SA Playing 11 (Probable)
Quinton de Kock
Rassie van der Dussen
England Team News
ENG Playing 11 (Probable)
SA vs ENG Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match
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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!