SA vs ENG Today Match Prediction for South Africa vs England 1st ODI– Who Will Win SA vs ENG match?

Updated on: Jan 26, 2023 6:22 pm IST

SA vs ENG 2023

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: South Africa is all set to host England for the three-match ODI series. It’ll be an extremely important series for them as they are on the verge of getting out from the direct qualification for the ODI World Cup 2023. The first game will be played on 27th January in Bloemfontein followed by second and third game to be played on 29th January and 1st February in Bloemfontein and Kimberley.

SA vs ENG Match Details

Fixture Name: South Africa vs England, 1st ODI
Competition: England tour of South Africa 2023
Date: 27th January 2022
Time: 4:30 PM IST
Ground: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

SA vs ENG Pitch Report

The pitch at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein favours both batters as well as the bowlers. South African pitches traditionally have something for pacers, who can extract from the pitch at any given time. The ground seems to be a low scoring as average first innings score at his venue is 239 which dips down to 196 in second innings. The venue so far has hosted 31 games out of which 13 have been won by teams batting first and 16 being won by teams bowling first.

RECENT FORM

South Africa – NR L W L L
England – W NR L L L

SA vs ENG Probable Playing XIs

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (WK), Janneman Malan, Teanba Bavuma (C), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Nigidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

England:

Philip Salt, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (WK)(C), Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Willey, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone, Adil Rashid

ENG vs SA Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter

Janneman Malan – Stats in ODI

South African batter Janneman Malan is expected to be the best batter in the first ODI between South Africa and England. He has been one of the best batters in the 50-over format of late and his stats too are exceptional as in just 23 ODIs he had 958 runs.

Matches

Runs

Average

Strike rate

100s/50s

H/S

23

958

47.9

83.3

3/4

177

Probable Best Bowler

Jofra Archer– Stats in ODIs

England pacer Jofra Archer is expected to be the best bowler in the first ODI between South Africa and England. The pacer is returning from the injury after a while and is expected to set stage on fire. His stats are staggering as in 17 games he has taken 30 wickets.

Matches

Wickets

Economy

Average

5W

Best

17

30

4.74

24.0

0

3/27

SA vs ENG Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between South Africa and England   

  • The last time South Africa and England played in the ODI series, the series ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • South Africa are one the brink of elimination for direct qualification in the World Cup. A series loss would dent their chances as they are placed 11th on the points table.
  • England are placed 4th on the points table.
  • Overall in 66 games, South Africa has 31 wins whereas England has 29.
  • According to the SA vs ENG today match prediction, ENG is the favorite to win this match.

SA vs ENG Head to Head ODI Record

Matches Played

SA Won

ENG Won

Draw

66

31

29

5

Today’s Match Prediction: England to win the match

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