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England vs South Africa, 2nd T20I - Cricket Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

England will face off against South Africa in the 2nd T20I at Cardiff. 

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam July 28, 2022 • 13:11 PM

England will face off against South Africa in the 2nd T20I at Cardiff. 

ENG vs SA: Match Details


  • Date - Thursday, July 28, 2022
  • Time - 11:00 PM IST
  • Venue - Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

ENG vs SA: Match Preview:

England middle order batters, namely - Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali blasted 185 runs between them off just 94 balls, powering England to a mammoth total. Jos Buttler smashed 22 runs off 7 balls while opening but couldn't convert it into a big score. English batters would look to continue their performance from the first T20I and clinch the series.  

With 235 to defend, England bowlers first struck with early wickets, and after a 65-run stand between the South Africans for the 3rd wicket, the English bowlers grabbed timely wickets, halting South Africa much shy of the target. Richard Gleeson picked up 3 wickets while Reece Topley and Adil Rashid grabbed 2 wickets each. Moeen Ali also managed 1 wicket. 

Although South Africa lost the first T20I, Tristan Stubbs' performance would be a huge advantage for them. The 21-year-old batter smacked 72 runs off just 28 balls with 2 fours & 8 sixes. While South African opener Reeza Hendricks scored 57 runs off 33 balls with 9 fours & a six. However, none of the other batters stepped up, causing the Proteas to lose the first T20I.

Lungi Ngidi was sensational with the ball for South Africa as he picked up 5 wickets in his 4 overs, giving away 39 runs. Kagiso Rabada was economical in his spell but went wicketless. The likes of Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj would have to power the bowling further. 

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

With the momentum on their side, home team England is expected to win the second T20I against South Africa and build an unassailable lead in the 3-match series. 

ENG vs SA Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 23
  • England – 12
  • 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 - Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, Reece Topley
  • South Africa - Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller (c), Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

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ENG vs SA Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keeper – Tristan Stubbs, Jos Buttler
  • Batters – Jonny Bairstow, Reeza Hendricks, Dawid Malan
  • All-rounders – Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi, Richard Gleeson, Reece Topley