South Africa vs England 3rd ODI Prediction
- After the second match of this series succumbed to the rain, South Africa take a 1-0 lead into the third and final game.
- Quinton de Kock's century helped the hosts win the opening game - the captain hitting 107 in a chase of 259 to win.
- He was one of two batsman dismissed in a fast-paced start last time out, but the rain in Durban meant only 11.2 overs of play were possible.
South Africa vs England 3rd ODI Match Prediction
South Africa take a 1-0 lead into the final ODI of their three-game series with England, which concludes at the Wanderers, Johannesburg, on February 9. The live action starts at 10:00 local time.
The Proteas won the opening game of the series, with Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma leading the way with the bat in a dominant seven-wicket win chasing 259. Both men were dismissed within the 68 balls possible last time out, but rain in Durban forced a no result.
The series now concludes at the Wanderers for a match in which England have already stated they will not be at full strength for. It means the world champions’ hopes of avoiding a series defeat in their first ODI matches since the World Cup win will likely rest on inexperienced players like Tom Banton, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson.
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Both teams have fielded first after winning the toss so far in this series, but that may not be the case as they head to the batting haven that is Wanderers.
A break in the weather means this game could start on time despite the amount of rain around, but the prospect of rain and scattered thunderstorms increases as they day goes on.
The Wanderers is famously a batting wicket.
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
SA Team News
Bjorn Fortuin made his debut last time out, replacing Lungi Ngidi, while Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne are both still awaiting opportunities. Knowing England are set to rotate players, the Proteas could do likewise.
SA Key Players
Quinton de Kock: Went past 5,000 ODI runs on his way to his match-winning century in the opening game of this series.
Rassie van der Dussen: After 15 ODI innings, the middle-order batsman now averages 78 in the format, having hit seven half-centuries so far.
Tabraiz Shamsi: The spinner has been tasked with filling with the void left by Imran Tahir’s retirement and his three wickets in the first match proved he is up to the task.
SA Team Form
South Africa are looking to continue their winning streak in ODI cricket, having signed off from an otherwise disappointing World Cup with two wins and then started this series with victory too. Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma starred in the opening game, sharing a big second-wicket partnership that ensured the Proteas made light work of reaching 259/3 to win by seven wickets. Both men had been dismissed in the small amount of play possible last time out in the second ODI, but South Africa’s fast scoring rate meant the game was still evenly poised at the time.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (c,wk), Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
England were unchanged for the second match of the series but are expected to make changes for the final match. That would mean an ODI debut for Saqib Mahmood and Dawid Malan coming in up the order too. Jonny Bairstow could make way, with Tom Banton taking the gloves. Banton could also be pushed up to open.
ENG Key Players
Jason Roy: Absolutely key at the top of the order when England are at full strength, the opener has hit 18 half-centuries in ODI cricket and maintains an average comfortably above 40.
Eoin Morgan: Getting closer and closer to 7,500 ODI runs, the England captain has an excellent ODI record – scoring 46 half-centuries and 13 100s.
Chris Woakes: Marked his 100th ODI – the first game of the series – by taking 1-36 with the ball after scoring a valuable 40 down the order with the bat.
ENG Team Form
Given this is their first series since, England are still looking for their first ODI victory since winning the World Cup in a super over against New Zealand last summer. They scored 258/8 in the first game of this series, as Joe Denly rescued them following a poor start, but the score was still below par as they suffered a seven-wicket defeat. Joe Root and Chris Jordan picked up wickets before the rain curtailed the second ODI after just 11.2 overs, meanwhile.
England Predicted Playing 11
Tom Banton (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Jordan, Matt Parkinson
SA vs ENG Head to Head
The second match of this series resulted in the fourth no result in 62 previous ODI matches between these two. South Africa’s victory in the first game of their series was their 30th in ODI cricket as Quinton de Kock (107) and Temba Bavuma (98) batted them to victory, while Ben Stokes was the all-round star in England’s most recent win against South Africa – their 27th in total – in the opening game of last summer’s World Cup.
SA vs ENG Head to Head Stats
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