Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: South Africa vs England 2020 - 3rd T20I
The 3rd T20I of the three-match series between South Africa and England will be played at Newlands, Cape Town in South Africa.
The pitch in the second T20I at Paarl played a few tricks which meant that 150 was a good total on the surface. Both teams now return to the Newlands in Cape Town where the opening encounter of the series was played. 180 is likely to be the par score at the venue, going by what we saw in the first T20I.
The bigger the total, the better are the chances of England as they are currently ahead of their opponents in terms of big hitting prowess. That can change very quickly if Quinton de Kock gets it right.
The inclusion of Anrich Nortje imparted a lot of substance to South Africa's playing XI in the last match. His combination alongside Kagiso Rabada may take a little time to click, with Rabada still not at his best, but South Africa have no option but to persist with those two in tandem.
George Linde has been a revelation for South Africa both with bat and ball. Tabraiz Shamsi, on the back of ordinary returns in the first T20I, also came back strongly with figures of 4-0-19-3 in the last match.
For England, the only concern is the form of Jason Roy. Roy is likely to be given a chance in this match but if he doesn't score, Jonny Bairstow is likely to take his place at the top of the order. Expect Eoin Morgan to hand a couple of opportunities, probably to Moeen Ali and Sam Billings.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
England - Jos Buttler(wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali/Sam Curran, Tom Curran/Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
South Africa - Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Eoin Morgan (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jofra Archer (England), Anrich Nortje (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Jonny Bairstow (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Man of the Match – Eoin Morgan
Team Scores Batting first – England 200+, South Africa 180+
Match Handicap England
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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