NL versus SA Dream11: After a competitive ODI series that ended in a 1-1 draw, England and South Africa will take the horns on July 27 (Wednesday) at Bristol’s County Ground in the first of the three-match T20I series. England lost their last T20I series at home to India 2-1, while South Africa tied their T20I series of five games against the same team 2-2.
ENG vs SA 1st T20I Match Details
England vs South Africa 1st T20I Match
July 27, 2022; 23:00 IST
County Ground, Bristol
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England’s surfaces are generally good for hitting since they’ve transformed batting into white-ball cricket and the pitch in Bristol is no different. Interestingly, the venue has not hosted a men’s T20I since 2018, when England and India faced each other.
Last result at the location
England and India played each other at the County Ground in July 2018. India emerged as the winners chasing 199 with Rohit Sharma hitting an unbeaten 100 from just 56 balls.
South Africa: LLWWW
(Last 5 T20I matches)
England play 11
- Ben Stokes is not part of the T20I squad for this series.
- Jos Buttler is the England captain in T20Is.
- England lost their last T20I series 2-1 to India.
Jos Buttler (C & WC)
Jos Buttler Recent Statistics in T20Is
Jos Buttler has struggled since he took over the leadership duties from Eoin Morgan. But he’s a great player and gets a big dent in the sport’s shortest form. He opens the innings for England in T20Is and has a strike rate of over 140 in 91 games played in the format.
|Games played||walks||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against SA||batting average|
|91||2162||18, 4, 0, 29, 26||26, 67*, 22, 7, 57||33.26|
The seamstress on the left arm, Reece Topley, is in excellent form in what is being touted as his one of the best comebacks in the sport, having suffered so many injuries. He did well against India and also took wickets against South Africa in ODIs. With the match returning to T20Is, Topley would prefer to deliver his four overs and pick wickets for his side.
|Games played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against SA||Bowling Average|
|12||12||3/22, 1/34, 0/43, 1/21, 1/30||0/33, 0/32, 0/27||28.41|
South Africa Games 11
- With Temba Bavuma injured and ruled out, David Miller has been named South Africa captain.
- Rilee Rossouw and Simon Harmer are included in the South African selection for this series.
Quinton de Kock (World Cup)
Rassie van der Dussen
Rilee Rossouw/Heinrich Klaasen
David Miller (C)
Quinton de Kock recent statistics in T20Is
Quinton de Kock was in the 90s when the rain stopped playing in the third ODI against England. He has found his mojo again and is eager to get on the field for his side. De Kock can boast a strike rate of 134.60 in his T20I career and a lot will depend on how he performs in the opening game of the three-game T20I series.
|Games played||walks||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against ENG||batting average|
|64||1863||14, 22, 34, 16, 12||34, 17, 30, 30, 35||33.26|
Anrich Nortje recent statistics in T20Is
Anrich Nortje has had great success in the T20 format in recent years, including the Indian Premier League (IPL). He would like to repeat the same for South Africa as the T20 World Cup approaches later this year. He has so far picked 22 wickets in the shortest format at international level and will be key for the visitors.
|Games played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against ENG||batting average|
|21||22||1/21, 0/23, 2/36, 1/36, 1/34||1/34, 1/37, 0/21,||27.60|
Who will win the England vs South Africa 1st T20I match today?
England are going through tough times in white ball cricket, having lost the T20I and ODI series to India. Even the ODI series against South Africa ended in a draw. Jos Buttler has already suggested that it is a very hectic schedule and the intensity is not at the highest level with a fast turnaround time between matches. That said, English players will want to get the series off to a good start, which was not the case this white-ball summer.
South Africa, on the other hand, started this journey after a few weeks of rest. They did well during the tour of India in the T20I series and also performed exceptionally well in the ODI series. The Proteas are definitely in a good mood after doing well in the ODIs
England and South Africa faced each other in 22 T20Is, with the former side winning 11 games, while the Proteas came out victorious 10 times.
South Africa are the favorites to win this encounter.
England vs South Africa Dream11 prediction
wicket keeper: Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
batters: Jonny Bairstow, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone
bowlers: Chris Jordan, Kagiso Rabada, Reece Topley
Captain, Vice-Captain for minor leagues, head-to-head matches: Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler
Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius