After the struggle in the test format, South Africa looked a better unit in the brief ODI series. However, they will target to carry their good form in the shortest version of the game as well.
England looked very sedate as a team in test series. Although they looked bit shakey in the ODI format. They will look for a solid start in the series opener.
Match & Broadcasting Details
Match: South Africa vs England, 1st T20
Date and Time: Feb 12, 06:00 PM Local
Stadium: Buffalo Park – Port Elizabeth, South Africa
TV – SuperSport, Sky Sports, Sony Six, Fox Sports, ATN Cricket Plus, Willow TV, Astro Cricket HD, Star Cricket, OSN Sports Cricket
Online Streaming: SonyLIV, Sky Go, Now TV, SuperSport Live, Willow TV Online
South Africa vs England Head to Head
South Africa is dominating the rivalry with eight wins. Where England has woned six games as well.
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South Africa Probable XI
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks
South Africa Key players
Quinton De Kock: Bated beautifully with added responsibility in the ODI series in the first game. Moreover, his good form will be really crucial to topple the dynamic England side.
Tabraiz Shamsi: Tabraiz Shamsi is very good shape and delivering for his team in an important time. His spells will be decisive for South Africa.
England Probable XI
Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid
England Key Players
Dawid Malan: David Malan is in sublime touch in this format of the game. His presence in the top order will boost the batting lineup.
Mark Wood: Bowled a hell of a spell in the last test but he missed the ODI series. However, he will be desperate to post a valiant display in the T20Is to seal the spot for the world T20.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Buffalo Park has been a happy ground for the batsmen. The small size of the boundary is always worked in favour of them. So eventually the margin of errors for the bowlers will be very minimal.
East London weather will nice and sunny during the game time. Although the wind will blow around the stadium as well.
Considering the small boundaries both teams might prefer to bowl first on this ground.
Online cricket betting tips New Zealand vs. India:
- South Africa will welcome veteran Dale Steyn in the T20I outfit.
- Josh Buttler, Mark Wood and Ben Stokes are back with the English colour. They will look to make their combination right before the big event of World T20I.
England will be slightly ahead before the T20I series. As they looked to make their way back in the ODI series.