Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - South Africa v England 2nd T20I
The 2nd match of the three-match T20I series between South Africa and England will be played at Kingsmead in Durban.
The opening T20I was the perfect start for the T20I series. The momentum kept shifting from one side to another throughout the game and the match was decided right on the last ball - essentially, a perfect T20I. England might disagree.
South Africa decided to promote Temba Bavuma to open the batting with Quinton de Kock while keeping Reeza Hendricks out. It was quite an intelligent move as Bavuma does not have the power game to muscle the ball out of the park repeatedly. Hence, opening the batting when only two fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle gives him an option to loft the ball over the infield and reap the dividends.
Rassie van der Dussen was also decent but David Miller has now been struggling for a long time. With the ball, Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi were particularly good. Dale Steyn also impressed on comeback.
For England, Jason Roy and skipper Eoin Morgan were the standout players. However, the latter would have expected to finish things off. Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid were their best bowlers.
While there is a possibility of England bringing in Sam Curran in place of Tom Curran, South Africa are expected to go in unchanged.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
South Africa - Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi
England - Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Joe Denly, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Eoin Morgan (England), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Jordan (England), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Player of the Match – Jos Buttler
Team Scores Batting first – England 180+, South Africa 165+
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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