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England vs South Africa, 1st T20I - Cricket Match Prediction, Fantasy 11 Tips & Probable XI

England & South Africa are set to clash against each other in a 3-match T20I series, with the first T20I to be played at Bristol.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam July 27, 2022 • 22:41 PM

England & South Africa are set to clash against each other in a 3-match T20I series, with the first T20I to be played at Bristol.

ENG vs SA: Match Details

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  • Date - Wednesday, July 27, 2022
  • Time - 11:00 PM IST
  • Venue - County Ground, Bristol

ENG vs SA: Match Preview:

After rain spoilt the series decider in the 3-match ODI series, England would be looking to dominate the T20I series with the T20 World Cup 2022 in sight. Moeen Ali has been the top scorer for England in T20Is this year, with 179 runs to his name in 8 matches at a strike rate of 154.31. Jason Roy ranks next with 161 runs and along with Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler & Jonny Bairstow, the English batting looks formidable and tough to beat at home. 

English pacer Chris Jordan has been the most successful bowler for England in T20Is in 2022, scalping 9 wickets in 7 matches. With the likes of Richard Gleeson, Reece Topley & spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, England would look to contain the South African batting. 

South Africa have played comparatively lesser T20Is this year. Heinrich Klaasen has been the top scorer for Proteas this year in T20Is, registering 118 runs in just 3 innings. With names like Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and captain David Miller, the South African batting also looks challenging on paper. 

All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been the highest wicket-taker in 2022 for South Africa, picking up 5 wickets in 4 innings. With Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nrotje, the Proteas' bowling looks lethal and their clash against South African batters is expected to be thrilling to spectate. 

Match Prediction: Who Will Win The Match? ENG vs SA

With the ODI series drawn at 1-1, the 1st T20I between England and South Africa is expected to go down the wire. However, England will start as slight favourites with the home advantage. 

ENG vs SA Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 22
  • England – 11
  • South Africa – 10
  • No result – 1

ENG vs SA Team News:

There are no injury updates from either team as of now,

ENG vs SA Probable Playing XI:

  • England - Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (c), Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Reece Topley
  • South Africa - Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller (c), Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj 

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ENG vs SA Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keeper – Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
  • Batters – Rassie van der Dussen, Dawid Malan, David Miller
  • All-rounders – Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone
  • Bowlers – Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Jordan