After having clean swept South Africa in the T20I series, the England National Cricket Team will take on the Proteas in the ODI series, the first game of which will be played on December 04.
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Match Details:
The 1st ODI between these two teams will be played at Newlands, Cape Town on Friday. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM IST.
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Match Preview:
After whitewash (0-3) in the T20I series, South Africa will hope for a better ODI series. They were completely outplayed in the T20I series by the English Team across all departments. The World Champions, having grown on confidence by the T20Is results, will look to set the stage on fire once again in their favourite format now.
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to be around 20°C on the match day, with 53% humidity and 40 km/hr wind. There are no chances of precipitation throughout the day.
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Pitch Report:
The surface at Newlands is a batting paradise, with a little assistance for bowlers on offer as well. The average score on this wicket is 300 runs in this format and the batsmen need to change gears consistently. Chasing teams have a better record on this surface so the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
WON – 4, LOST – 1, TIED – 0 (Last 5 games on this ground)
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Injury Update:
(Will be added as soon as there is any update)
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Probable XIs:
South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Junior Dala
Bench: Henrich Klassen, Kyle Verreynne, Petrus van Biljon, Glenton Stuurman
England: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Bench: Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Olly Stone
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Dream11 Fantasy Picks to consider:
Faf Du Plessis will be among the top choices for this game considering his stats in this format. He has been the backbone of the African batting lineup. Kagiso Rabada will lead the pace attack of the African team in this game. He has been consistent with his bowling in the initial overs as well as death overs. Andile Phehlukwayo has been in a great rhythm with both the departments and can contribute once again in this match.
Joe Root will be the dependable batsman from the English side. He has been dominating in the longer formats pretty well and will hope for a successful ODI series with the bat. Eoin Morgan is someone who can provide the team with some serious finishing touches at the end. He maintains his extraordinary strike rate and converts good starts into big innings.
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain options – Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Joe Root
Vice-Captain options – Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock (c), Jonny Bairstow (vc), Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Joe Root
All-Rounders – George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (c), Eoin Morgan (vc), Joe Root
All-Rounders – George Linde, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Mark Wood
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Expert Advice:
The surface at Newlands is a batting-friendly one, and is expected to remain the same, so fill in your teams with in-form and experienced batters.
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Probable Winners:
England are expected to win this game considering the depth in their batting lineup.