South Africa, England
South Africa vs England. (Photo: Twitter)

England will face a competent South African side in their next bilateral series starting from July 19 at Chester-le-Street. The series comprises three ODIs, three T20Is and three test matches with the series running till September 12. The ODI seris is not a part of the ICC ODI Super League. 

England lost to India in a bilateral T20I and ODI series. The side under the leadership of Jos Buttler lost the third and final ODI in Manchester after winning the second ODI at Lord’s. The side’s ODI squad has Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root retained from the side that played against India. For the T20Is, Stokes and Root both have been rested.

Joe Root, Ben Stokes
Joe Root, Ben Stokes. (Photo: Twitter)

South Africa, on the other hand, will be led by Kesha Maharaj in the absence of Temba Bavuma who is ruled out of the tour with an elbow injury. David Miller will lead the side in the T20I series after the ODIs. Kagiso Rabada has been rested from the ODI squad to manage his workload.

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma (Image Credit: Twitter)

“While the ODI series is not for Super League points, the 50-over format is of vital importance as we look ahead to the 2023 ICC World Cup in India. The combinations tried and the performances we yielded will go a long way in our build up to that tournament” CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang said. 

ENG vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between England And South Africa, South Africa Tour Of England 2022, 1st ODI

England vs South Africa Head To Head In ODIS

England vs South Africa
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Matches Played – 63

England Won – 28

South Africa Won – 30

Recent Venue Records (Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street)

Edgbaston, England
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STATS – ODI

Total matches 20

Matches won batting first 7

Matches won bowling first 11

Average 1st Inns scores 245

Average 2nd Inns scores 189

Highest total recorded 338/6 (50 Ov) by SL vs WI

Lowest total recorded 99/10 (26.1 Ov) by ENG vs SL

Highest score chased 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest score defended 274/6 (41 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Who Will Score Most Runs For South Africa: David Miller / Reeza Hendricks

Who Will Take Most Wickets For South Africa: Lungi Ngidi / Keshav Maharaj 

Who Will Score Most Runs For England: Jos Buttler / Jonny Bairstow

Who Will Take Most Wickets For England: David Willey / Reece Topley

ENG vs SA Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between England And South Africa, South Africa Tour Of England 2022, 1st ODI

England is the favourites to win the first ODI and the series as a whole given they are playing in home conditions and will have the fans backing them.

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Anshuman Roy

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