South Africa vs England, 1st ODI: Stats Preview - England Tour Of South Africa 2020-21
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South Africa vs England, 1st ODI: Stats Preview – England Tour Of South Africa 2020-21

England vs South Africa - Toss Report (Credits: Getty)

On Sunday (6th December), the hosts South Africa will face the visitors England in the opening match of the three-match ODI series at Boland Park (Paarl). This series will be the part of the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

While it will be England’s third series and first away series in the inaugural ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, South Africa will begin their journey in this direct World Cup qualification process through this match.

Before this ODI series, the visitors England won the three-match T20I series in this tour by the 3-0 margin.

Venue Stats (Boland Park, Paarl)

Ground’s history in 1st and 2nd batting in ODIs

Overall

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 12 (+1 tied) 7 5
Innings average (Average run-rate) 209.69 (4.81) 243.85 (5.18) 175.54 (4.37)

In last 5 ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 5 3 2
Innings average (Average run-rate) 233 (5.17) 276.20 (5.61) 189.80 (4.63)

(Special Note: Included all out, target reached and complete innings. Excluded only incomplete innings)

Teams’ ODI records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
South Africa 7 6 1 0 0
England

Teams Stats

South Africa vs England: Head-To-Head ODI Records

Stats Matches South Africa Won England Won Tied No Result
Overall 63 30 28 1 4
In last 10 ODIs 10 5 4 0 1
In South Africa 30 18 9 1 2
In last 5 ODIs in South Africa 5 3 1 0 1
At Boland Park (Paarl)

ODI records in 2020

Team Matches Won Lost Tied No Result
South Africa 6 4 1 0 1
England 9 4 4 0 1

 

Players’ Stats

(South Africa)

Quinton de Kock – 5000 international runs at home

Quinton de Kock, South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, Stats, 1st ODI
Quinton de Kock (Image Credits: Getty Images)

i) Quinton de Kock has scored 4962 international runs at home. Adding 38 more runs, the left-handed batsman will become the ninth South African batsman to score 5000 international runs at home.

(England)

Joe Root – Fastest English to complete 6000 ODI runs

Joe Root, South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, Stats, 1st ODI
Joe Root (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

i) England cricketer Joe Root has scored 5962 ODI runs in 140 ODI innings. The right-handed batsman is 38 runs away to complete his 6000 ODI runs. While Eoin Morgan is currently holding the record of fastest to complete 6000 ODI runs as an English batsman, which he completed in 179 ODI innings (excluding his stats for Ireland), Root has a great opportunity to break this record and become the new fastest English cricketer to complete 6000 ODI runs.

Chris Woakes – 150 ODI wickets

South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, Stats, 1st ODI
Chris Woakes (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Chris Woakes has taken 149 ODI wickets and the right-arm pacer is one wicket away to complete his 150 ODI wickets. Till the date, a total of five English bowlers have managed to take 150+ ODI wickets.