England and South Africa will play an ODI series to kick off South Africa’s full tour of England. This ODI series is completely irrelevant in many ways. It does not carry ODI Super League points, the next World Cup is in T20 format, and the world’s best all-rounder will retire from the format after this match.
Despite having just been defeated convincingly by India, the cricket betting sites have England as clear favorites to win this match. South Africa has a number of concerns heading into this series, and many players will be watching the start of its T20 series with bated breath.
The 1st ODI between England vs South Africa will take place on July 19th, 2022 at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
Match Details to Note
Match: England vs South Africa, 1st ODI, South Africa Tour of England 2022
Date: July 19, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
England vs South Africa Team Previews
In the previous series, England’s batting performance against India was mediocre. It failed to cross the 300-run mark even once, and the top-order batters struggled for runs. Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, and Joe Root, who were all dominant in Tests, all failed miserably in ODIs.
With Stokes’ retirement announcement, the England batting lineup will almost certainly undergo a reshuffle.
We believe the same lineup will play in the first ODI. Joe Root will bat first, followed by Jason Roy and Jonny Barstow. We’ve been burned a few times, but we’re still optimistic about Joe Root scoring runs.
England has enough depth in its lineup to continue playing aggressive cricket. Both Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali are in good form, and Liam Livingstone is always a threat. Betting on England hitting more sixes than the opposition should always be taken seriously.
England’s bowling was underwhelming against India, with Reece Topley standing out. David Willey assisted Topley on several occasions as he ran through the Indian top order.
The return of Adil Rashid and Sam Curran will also help the team’s balance. We would not bet on a revamped bowling attack that has struggled in recent matches in this match.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Philip Salt, Matty Potts
Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley
South Africa has played two One-Day International (ODI) series this year. One was a 3-0 victory over India, and the other was a 2-1 defeat to Bangladesh. We believe it will put up a good fight against England in this series and will win at least one match.
South Africa’s batting is excellent. The top order for the first match is likely to be Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, and Rassie van der Dussen. We expect Malan and Markram to score runs among these.
Malan has a knack for scoring centuries, but he is still fairly priced at most cricket betting sites. Markram is also in a good place in his career, reinventing himself as a middle-order batter and finisher.
The batting lineup has a lot of depth as well. We believe Dwaine Pretorius and Marco Jansen will play, giving South Africa two more bowling options while also being capable with the bat.
Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Tabraiz Shamsi are likely to make the cut. This is yet another excellent bowling lineup capable of picking up wickets. The absence of Temba Bavuma for this series is actually a blessing for South Africa, and we believe the team is better balanced without him.
South Africa Squad
Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams, Andile Phehlukwayo, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen
Predicted XI: Kehav Maharaj (c), Reeza Hendricks, Henrich Klassen, Quinton de Kock (wk), Marco Jansen, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen
England vs South Africa Toss Prediction
Teams successfully defended the target twice in three T20Is. The average first-inning score is 163, which is 16 higher than the average second-inning score. The team that wins the toss bats first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The first One-Day International (ODI) between England and South Africa will be played at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. The venue has a capacity of 17000 spectators and has previously hosted 6 tests, 20 ODIs, and 3 T20Is. Durham plays their home games here.
The sky will be partly cloudy, with a 60% chance of rain. The temperature will range between 18 and 37 degrees Celsius. The wind will be blowing at 16-24 km/h from the west. Because of its shorter boundaries and high altitude, the pitch is a batting paradise. At Chinnaswamy Stadium, we’ve seen many big scores and successful chases.
England vs South Africa Match Prediction
England’s favorite stadium is Chester-le-Street. They have a 69.23 percent winning percentage in this game. That’s 9 games in 13 outcomes. They have won four of the last five games played at this venue. The most recent defeat came against Sri Lanka in 2014. South Africa is coming off a 2-1 loss to England. Their record on English soil is not particularly impressive. They have lost four of their last five games in this venue.
England is the favourite to beat South Africa.
- This month, England lost both the T20I and ODI series against India at home.
- South Africa has lost two of their last three one-day international series, including the most recent one at home against Bangladesh.
- England has won four of the last five home matches against South Africa.