South Africa vs. England 2020
1st ODI – Fri, 1th December
SA vs. Eng Match Prediction:
After the disappointing whitewash in the T20I, hosts South Africa are set to take on the visitors England in the first ODI at Newland in Cape Town.
Today match prediction reckons England will be high on confidence and momentum winning the T20 series riding on the backs of some good presentations by Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler. They had a decent bowling line up too, restricting the South African Batmen to minimal scores.
England moved up to the top of the ICC T20I rankings, and as per match tips, they shall be looking to consolidate their position up top in the ODI rankings, too, with another clean sweep.
The players in the England squad seem more composed and poised after a good series win. Thus betting tips claim England will win this first game of ODI.
England will win this game.
England will be without the likes of prime players Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. The duo, along with all-rounders Sam Curran and Chris Jordan, rested for the ODI series. Opening batsman Jason Roy is presently fighting for his place in the side with a sub-par T20 series, and thus as per today match prediction, he will prove his worth in the ODI series. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow is likely to coming back to his ideal opening slot. Betting tips reckon that veteran Batsman Joe Root should slit in at No. 3, with skipper Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, and Jos Buttler fixed to follow.
Moeen Ali could feature instead of Billings if Morgan and co. want to play an additional bowler in the first match of the series. Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Reece Topley, and Mark Wood are expected to be the roster’s pacers, while Adil Rashid should be the key spinner for England.
Match tips foresee that South Africa has been apportioned a huge blow for the ODI series as pacer Kagiso Rabada will miss out due to an injury. De Kock and co. will look to rebound from the whitewash in the T20Is and get an optimistic outcome. De Kock, Faf Du Plessis, and JJ Smuts are likely to form the team’s top order as per the betting tips.
Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, and Ngidi will be the team’s main pacers in the absence of Rabada. While Tabraiz Shamsi is likely to be the spinner picked for the game. Temba Bavuma enhanced his batting, and match tips say he’s in a good situation to score some runs in the ODIs.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The wicket at Cape Town has always supported the batsmen a lot in this series. Although there has been a slight something in it for the pace bowlers and spinners, the batsmen are likely to regulate the roost once they settle down. Betting tips beckons a high scoring game.
The ball will be foreseeable to do a bit off the pitch upfront though it should be decent. Today Match Prediction guesses that teams will opt to the bat first on winning the toss. Therefore, the toss will be critical.
Key Players to watch:
Bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, and skipper Eoin Morgan of England will be key players to watch as per the match tips. Captain Quinton De Kock, veteran batsman Faf Du Plessis, and Temba Bavumaof South Africa will be key players to watch.