The English summer will continue this week with the first two T20Is of the series between England and South Africa. The two nations will play a three-match series, and the first two games will happen in the space of two days. Bristol will host the first T20I, with the County Ground being the venue for the game, a stadium whose pitch report is something that the batters love to see.
The Bristol pitch report favors the batters because the wicket at the County Ground is good for batting. Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma scored a century in a T20I against England on this ground back in 2018.
Before the first T20I between South Africa and England starts at the County Ground, here’s a detailed look at the pitch report and weather conditions.
The County Ground, Bristol pitch report for England vs South Africa 2022
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— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 26, 2022
Bristol has played host to three T20Is in the past. Interestingly, all three T20Is have been won by the teams batting second. It should not be a surprise if the team winning the toss decides to bowl first tomorrow.
Another interesting statistic is that England have lost all three matches on this ground. Pakistan beat them in 2006, Sri Lanka did it in 2011 and India beat them in 2018. The highest successful run-chase at this venue is 201/3, while the best bowling figures are 4/38 by Hardik Pandya.
Bristol weather conditions for ENG vs SA 2022
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 24, 2022
The start time of this match in Bristol is 6:30 PM Local Time (11:00 PM IST). Sky will remain cloudy throughout the course of this match. There is a 24% chance of rainfall as well, which is why it should not be a surprise if rain interrupts the proceedings tomorrow.
England vs South Africa prediction: Who will today’s match?
South Africa start as favorites to win, but the team that bats second will have a higher chance of winning.