SA vs ENG today match prediction: The ODI super league will take its precedence now and South Africa are playing their first game in this super league and it will be against the mighty world champions in England. South Africa are clearly in a rebuilding phase but their victory against a full strength Australians should give them enough confidence to believe in their young and energetic squad.
England have rested Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer for this series but that doesn’t dissolve their quality even a bit. They have world class replacements and their depth is insane. England will be welcoming their household names in Joe Root and Chris Woakes for this format.
South Africa have a lot of new faces in their squad but all of them responded well against a full strength Australian attack. They will also be looking to replicate against England.
Lets take a look at SA vs ENG dream11 prediction
In SA vs ENG today match prediction section lets take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides
South Africa (SA)
They have a well balanced unit on paper. Andile Phehlukwayo has been a good performer for South Africa in the last 2 years or so. His batting has improved to a great deal as well. Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen and Kyle Verreynne played amazingly well in their last ODI series.
They are the world champions and they have a team that is suited for all the conditions.
South Africa (SA)
A lot of fringe players might be the problem along with the absence of Kagiso Rabada. Lungi Ngidi seems to be on a run giving spree as he was pathetic in T20Is. A lot will rest on Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi in the bowling front.
It will be a litmus test for England as they will be playing with Jofra Archer who has been their spearhead in all the formats of the game in the last year and a half.
Form guide (Last 5 games)
Records at Cape Town (50 over format)
SA- 31 wins and 6 defeats in 37 games
ENG- 1 win and 7 defeats in 8 loss
SA playing 11
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie Van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
ENG playing 11
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Lewis Gregory, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Olly Stone
SA vs ENG 1st T20I who will win today match prediction?
The defending champions are winning it hands down according to betting sites as odds are favoring them in who will win SA vs ENG dream11 match today
Bet365- SA- 2.62, ENG- 1.50
Betway- SA- 2.50, ENG- 1.50
ENG vs SA dream11 team for today’s match
This game involves some massive players and lets bring out some important players in ENG vs SA dream11 prediction section
Quinton de Kock: He was constantly troubled by Mitchell Starc prior to this series but he is in red-hot form at the moment. It will be one difficult job for England to dismantle Quinton de Kock as they don’t have Jofra Archer as well.
Chris Woakes: He is again a quiet performer for England over the years. He does his job to perfection in this format of the game. He is a reliable pick in fantasy teams.
Jonny Bairstow: He is one of the most prolific openers in ODI cricket at the moment. He was seen in good nick in the shortest format of the game. He can go on to make a huge score if he settles in.
David Miller: He has always been the pillar of strength in the South African middle order. With Faf du Plessis being rested, he might have to bear to responsibility in that middle order and hold things together.
Other picks: Lungi Ngidi, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood and Joe Root can all be valuable picks.
Today match score: Average 1st inning total in Cape Town is around 260
Today match pitch report: The wicket is expected to take turn and should be an equal battle between bat and ball.