Eng vs SA: The T20 series between England and South Africa will be kicking off tomorrow that would witness two stalwarts of the format, hoping to hit the stride in their own sweet momentum. South Africa would be a more confident side after rain played spoilsport in the final ODI imparting the series one game apiece to both sides.
However, the results in the longest format of the game won’t really matter, as the entire dynamics change when it comes to the most demanding format of the game with an ever-shifting mood that would see the needle oscillating with every passing second.
England’s last T20 series was against India and a new-look Three Lions couldn’t really stand up to the formidable visitors and barely scraped through the skin of their teeth as they saved the blushes of a whitewash.
South Africa, on the contrary, put up an iconic challenge on the hostile shores of India and was on the brink of clinching a remarkable series until the hosts flipped the tide around completely and would eventually share the spoils of the contest with the decider getting washed out.
Both sides come with a string of exciting hard-hitters in their ranks. Rassie van der Dussen will be a key element of the traveling Proteas while skipper, David Miller has been batting recently as a man possessed. The presence of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada balances things out in the bowling department as the fiery fast-bowling duo can be relentless.
England would be heavily relying on the likes of Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, and an incipient Harry Brooks, who has been pretty impressive against India. Another striking factor in the English ranks would be the presence of the lanky Reece Topley who has shaken things up with an eye-catching discipline, a factor that was missing from the English ranks for a while.
England vs South Africa 1st T20I Match Details:
Match: England vs South Africa, 1st T20I, T20I series
Date: 27th July 2022
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
England vs South Africa 1st T20I pitch report:
The surface for offer at the Bristol County Ground has drift that would be of initial assistance to the team bowling first. The first 5-6 overs would witness the ball moving both ways with a decent bit of carrying. However, as the game progresses, it would be a challenge for the bowlers to sustain the momentum. The pitch would ease down in favour of the batters and the team batting second can actually fancy a comfortable chase if the numbers aren’t steep on the board.
England vs South Africa weather report:
It is going to be a pleasant 15 degrees in Gloucestershire with a cloudy sky. Rain is still not a prediction but as the weather in England has shown over the years, it is just a matter of seconds before the heavens open.
England vs South Africa head-to-head:
This has been a pretty tight affair with both the sides clawing a bloody affair at each other. They have played 22 games so far with England savoring a slight edge that has seen them win 11 games while South Africa has won 10 of them.
South Africa: 10
England vs South Africa Probable XI:
Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (cap), Moeen Ali, Harry Brooks, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Reece Topley, Richard Gleeson
Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller (cap), Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
England vs South Africa D11 squad:
Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock, Jason Roy, Rassie van der Dussen, Jonny Bairstow (cap), David Miller, Moeen Ali (vc), Adeel Rashid, Kagiso Rabada, David Willey, Anrich Nortje
England vs South Africa Match prediction:
With the return of an in-form Jonny Bairstow and Adeel Rashid on a surface that would be of significant assistance for the spinner, this would be an England pro contest. Despite a steep resurgence from the South Africans, given the acclimatization to the homely conditions.
England vs South Africa TV and Live Streaming details:
The contest between England and South Africa is being telecasted on Sony Sports Network in India and the live streaming is being done on the Sony LIV app for Indian users.