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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - South Africa v England 3rd ODI

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock
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The 3rd and the last match of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and England will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

There wasn't much to take away from the 2nd ODI between the two teams at Durban. Rain was always expected there but it was hoped that at least a curtailed match would be possible. However, even that was not the case.

In the 11.2 overs that were bowled, it was pretty much even stevens between the two teams. The two South African batsmen who shared a record partnership in the last match, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma, were both dismissed cheaply. Reeza Hendricks impressed for South Africa with a couple of lovely cover drives for his run-a-ball 35.

Sam Curran and Matthew Parkinson, both of whom bowled two overs each, were not even close to their best. England might have considered a change but they do not have enough strength on the bench, or not the favourable ones anyway.

South Africa decided to bring in Bjorn Fortuin in place of Lungi Ngidi and with the spinner having not bowled at all in the match, he is expected to retain his place. England will go into this match unchanged as well.

With the Proteas leading 1-0, they cannot lose the series from here on. The most England can do is to tie if they manage to come out victorious in the the 'Pink ODI'.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

South Africa - Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin

England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Tom Banton, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – South Africa

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jonny Bairstow (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Woakes (England), Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)

Most Sixes – Jason Roy (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Player of the Match –  Quinton de Kock 

Team Scores Batting first – England 270+, South Africa 280+

Match Handicap South Africa

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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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