SA vs ENG today match prediction: England will be looking to carry their winning momentum into this series after their T20I series victory against Australia. They have plenty of problems but as they say those are all happy headaches. They have as many as 4 openers in their playing 11 which also includes Ben Stokes after his successful outing in the IPL as an opener and Eoin Morgan has to field the right XI to get the best possible results for the team.
This will be their experiment to find the perfect XI for next year’s WT20 in India. South Africa on the other hand will be playing without 2 of the superstars in Chris Morris and Imran Tahir which can be a vital blow considering the quality that England posses. They need to punch above their weight if they are to overcome the mighty English boys.
Lets take a look at the SA vs ENG dream11 prediction
Let bring out the strengths and weaknesses of both the sides in SA vs ENG today match prediction section
South Africa (SA)
They have a pretty decent batting order with 2 in-form batsmen in their top 4. Temba Bavuma proved to be a good addition in the T20s as he was impressive in what little chances he got. Kagiso Rabada has been bowling really well and will have to spearhead the attack.
They have the best batting unit in the world at the moment. They have game changers all the way through and are flooded with options. They have 2 out and out fast bowlers in Jofra Archer and Mark Wood. The value of Chris Jordan in this English setup will enhance around the presence of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood
South Africa (SA)
They don’t have an able partner for Kagiso Rabada in the bowling department. Lungi Ngidi is not the same bowler that he was before the injury. Their spin bowling looks weak in the absence of Imran Tahir.
The availability of Jason Roy would mean that Jonny Bairstow might have to bat out of his preferred position and that is when South Africa can attack with pace bowlers in the middle overs against Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow. Ben Stokes's effect at #5 or #6 will not be a significant one as he been proving it over the years. Adil Rashid is another weak link which Proteas can look to take advantage of.
Form guide (Last 5 games)
Records at Cape Town (T20 format)
SA: 5 wins from 12 games
ENG: 1 win in 5 games
SA playing 11
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Faf de Plessis, David Miller, Henrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius/Jon-Jon Smuts, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagios Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
ENG playing 11
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Sam Curran/Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
SA vs ENG who will win today match prediction?
There are no prizes for guessing as the odds are clearly favoring the powerhouse in England according to betting sites in SA vs ENG who will win today match section.
Bet365: SA- 2.20, ENG- 1.66
Betway: SA- 2.25, ENG- 1.57
SA vs ENG dream11 team for today’s match
Lets take a look at the players who can score big points in fantasy leagues in SA vs ENG dream11 prediction
Jos Buttler: There is no substitute for him in the world cricket at the moment when it comes to limited overs format. He opens the innings and can demolish any attack in the world. He is a must in fantasy teams.
Jofra Archer: After a stellar IPL, the tearaway quick will be donning England jersey to trouble the Protea batsmen. It will be a fierce competition between Jofra Archer and South African top order batsmen.
Quinton de Kock: This might be a gamble considering the fact that Jofra Archer has always troubled him in the past and even in the recently concluded IPL. Having said that, one can’t discount the kind of form he is in.
Kagiso Rabada: The purple cap holder of the recently concluded IPL will be looking to replicate what he did for Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He will be the go-to man for the skipper Quinton de Kock.
Other picks: Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Faf du Plessis and Andile Phehlukwayo can all be quality picks.
Today match score: Team batting 1st is expected to score 180
Today match pitch report: The pitch is traditionally a good batting wicket.